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Foundations Relations


Kristen M. Ford, Assistant Vice President
Corporate & Foundation Relations/Colleges & Units
Alumni Affairs & Development
Phone: 607-254-1679

Cornell University maintains a central Office of University Corporate and Foundation Relations as well as dedicated staff members who work with corporate and foundation partners within many of its colleges, schools, and units.

For general questions or if you need to know where to start, please contact Kristen Ford.

Office of University Corporate and Foundation Relations

Name Position Contact
Kristen Ford Associate Vice President, Colleges & Units 607-254-1679
Rosalind George Associate Director 607-254-7122
Robert Miegl Program Assistant 607-254-6134

Colleges, Schools and Units

Name Position Web Contact
David Lifka Director, Center for Advanced Computing Visit


Jennifer Macera '13 Associate Director, External Relations, Cornell College of Business Visit 607-255-3101
Sharon Marine Vice President for Development, Cornell NYC Tech Visit 212-255-8149
Lev Perelman Director of Business Partnerships, Corporate and Foundation Relations, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Visit 607-255-5723
Abby Westervelt Director, Corporate Relations, College of Engineering Visit 607-255-6135
Mary Guthrie Corporate Marketing Director, Lab of Ornithology   607-254-2157
Sophia Monkman Director, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Visit


Laura Batten '99

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Computer & Information Sciences Visit


Michèle van de Walle Director, Industrial Partnerships Program Cornell Center for Materials Research Visit