June 14, 2023 – Held via Zoom and at Cooper Union

Meeting started at 6:36 pm.

Approximately 34 alumni participated.

Robert Tan (President) opened the meeting.

Anna Brook (CUAA Secretary) presented the April 12, 2023 Meeting Minutes. Edits were addressed and incorporated. The April 12, 2023 Meeting Minutes were approved by general consent. Anna Brook  presented the May 10, 2023 Meeting Minutes. Edits were addressed and incorporated. The May 10, 2023 Meeting Minutes were approved by general consent.

Sascha Mombartz reported about progress on launching the new CUAA website on behalf of the Communications Committee. The website is nearing completion and is ready to launch soon, preferably over a weekend. Scott Lyne asked if comments to improve the website will be an ongoing process. Sascha and Shannon Pultz shared a document for members to add comments. Shannon Pultz (Communications Committee Chair) mentioned Google Workspace organization is ongoing.

Ron Vogel (Treasurer and President-elect) mentioned that a council retreat is being planned.

Mariam Cantelmi (Annual Fund Chair) reported that alumni participation is 15.1%, up from last year. This year, there is about $2.4 million raised by alumni. Carol Wolf advised that there is a current matching gift campaign for up to $1.8 million.

Robert Tan reported that there was a successful all-school reunion. Barry Drogin recapped that the Greenwood Cemetery had a record number of attendees, including a descendant of Abraham Hewitt and Peter Cooper’s daughter.

Ron Vogel reported there will be a new 501(c)3 transition committee to ensure that the CUAA meets legal requirements.

Robert Tan addressed planning for next year, including committee chairs considering successors and reminded committee chairs to submit end of year reports, as well as plans for next year’s gifts for graduating seniors. Robert Vogel and Mary Lynch reported on the successes of the Cooper Union Integrated Vehicle Team and that the Motorsports team has a competition starting Monday.

Patrick Girvin noted that he is located in Tokyo and he attended the Cooper Together event there this year. He said that one of the items raised was mentorship opportunities for younger professionals to be connected with older ones. Mary Lynch addressed various paths for alumni to find others in their fields and mentorship opportunities. Mary reported that Fred Segal

The meeting adjourned at 7:56 pm.