Alumni & Friends

Our alumni and friends are critical to supporting and extending the CIS mission.

As ambassadors for CIS's mission, you are among our greatest assets for demonstrating and communicating the impact of computing education on society. As part of the CIS community, we encourage you to engage with us, not only through donations of time and money, but by mentoring and hiring our talented graduates, hosting and attending events, and telling us your story about how CIS has impacted you.

Your gift helps Cornell advance its mission of teaching, research, and public service, and prepare our students to become tomorrow's leaders.

Donors are critical to supporting and expanding the CIS academic and research mission.


Lars Backstrom '04, PhD'09

Director of Engineering, Facebook

Carl Bass '78

Former CEO, Autodesk, Inc.

David Beitel '91