Dear Fellow Alumni,

Happy holidays from the CUAA. We write to recap a busy 2018 and ask that you participate in our end of the year fundraising. Please help us end a remarkable year on a high note.

2018 saw the commitment to a free and better Cooper Union. In January, the FEC published its plan to return to full-tuition scholarships. The Board approved the Plan to Return to Full-Tuition Scholarships in March and reaffirmed its commitment last week. We are on the road back to Free.

President Laura Sparks was inaugurated on February 6, 2018 and has been working tirelessly to chart a path for a more diverse, cohesive, and financially resilient Cooper Union. On behalf of CUAA, we thank all of the staff and faculty at Cooper Union who have worked so hard to transform the school.

The FEC Plan aims to achieve a tuition free Cooper Union by 2029. To do so, the entire Cooper community will need to work together.  In order to maintain alumni participation consistent with 2017, we need 450 alumni to donate before the end of 2018. We ask that you consider Cooper in your holiday and end of year giving and that you encourage others—be it alumni, friends, or family—to do so. You can donate by check or by clicking here to make your contribution today.

We send best wishes for the New Year and hope to see you on January 10th at Cooper for a presentation by alumna Giulia Della Gatta, who will tell us her story, including recent developments at the Essex Street Market and The Lowline, as we enjoy her famous Arancini. The event will be followed by our council meeting.

Standish Lee, Carol Wolf, and Paul Nikulin
Cooper Union Alumni Association
Fundraising and Annual Fund Committee