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A wise man once said that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Today we can embark together on the next chapter for The Cooper Union, defining through our own generosity how a Cooper education will affect the future of our region, our country and our world.

Peter Cooper established a school so that young men and women of all backgrounds would have the formal education that was unavailable to him, an education that could transform lives and, therefore, change society for the better. The Cooper Union has flourished for more than 150 years, still true to its founder’s enlightened vision, because of the generosity of countless individuals who have shared his view of education as the bedrock of a prosperous and democratic society. Today, The Cooper Union depends upon your support to educate, in Cooper’s words, “soaring minds” who will “secure the greatest good to the greatest number of youth in our city, our country, and the world.” Will you be part of this legacy?

From funding essential scholarships, to supporting our outstanding faculty and participating in events—your support gives the spirit of Peter Cooper to a new generation eager for a chance at an unparalleled education in art, architecture and engineering: hallmarks of The Cooper Union.