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Foundations Relations


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

Why work with Cornell? Cornell is distinguished by its dedication to public engagement. As one of the nation’s land-grant universities, Cornell is committed to advancing education, research, and discovery for public benefit. Applying research-based solutions to real-world challenges, Cornell faculty are known for their hands-on, field-based experience.

Cornell is also well known for creating an infrastructure that supports a culture of interdisciplinary research. With extensive capacity for basic and applied research, student development, and the extension and outreach expertise needed to address current and future challenges facing the world, Cornell encourages and facilitates creative collaborations among faculty and students who work across traditional academic fields of study. That’s why many of the nation’s private and family foundations partner with Cornell to increase their impact—whether by investing in exciting new pilot programs that spur change, supporting world-class faculty whose work influences thousands of outstanding students, or initiating strategic long-term partnerships to meet multiple goals.

Find out more about partnering with Cornell.