Campaign to Support Principled, Purposeful, and Distinctive Learning

“I believe we are the preeminent college in developing responsible, principled leaders who are equipped to address our most pressing issues – with a global mindset.”

Andrew Karolyi Charles Field Knight Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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Designed for Impact: Uniquely positioned to leverage the strengths of our three schools, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is among the best comprehensive business colleges in the world. With excellence as our foundation, everything we do is designed with our global impact in mind.

Prepared to Lead

Across the college, our shared, innovative pedagogy of hands-on, immersive, experiential, and engaged learning provides a platform of unparalleled depth, breadth, and experience from which our students, our college, and our university excel.

SC Johnson College of Business graduates are prepared to lead.

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Making a Difference: More than 150 years ago, Ezra Cornell was determined to build a better future for his community, his country, and the world. And Cornellians today remain united by the drive to make Cornell and the world better for future generations.

United by a Shared Purpose

As Cornell University seeks to raise $5 billion through The Greatest Good Campaign, the SC Johnson College of Business will raise $500 million – and engage more than 32,000 alumni and alumnae. With a focus on increasing scholarships for students, enhancing our capacity to attract and support world-class faculty in their teaching and research, and funding our commitment to engaged learning, we will seek to match philanthropic interests to our shared priorities.


Student scholarships enable us to recruit the most talented undergraduate students of all backgrounds. Additional funding for graduate student financial aid will create exciting new opportunities to expand access to a world-class business education.

$141 Million
Undergraduate Scholarships $100 M
Professional Scholarships $41 M
Named Scholarships $100,000+      


A rigorous education and groundbreaking research rests on the strength of the faculty. We must solidify expertise, attract new talent, and assure diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across all disciplines. Endowed chairs carry the resources—and the prestige—to attract and retain the best faculty in the world.

$77 Million
Endowed Professorships $77 M
Named Professorships $2 M+
Research Support $250,000

Engaged Learning

Teaching our students that success is about creating a better world assures that we develop principled, responsible leaders who will address society’s most pressing issues—including global and local economic growth, income inequalities, affordable and clean energy, health and well-being, climate change, and sustainable cities and communities.

$88 Million
Academy for Principled Leaders $20 M
AI for Business $13 M
Project 2030 $10 M

Stronger Together

Through The Greatest Good Campaign, we will strengthen the impact of our unique and collective contributions to business education. As a college, our strategy and ambition are aligned and as three distinct schools, our partnership supports our shared destiny.

Together, we will assure that Cornell remains and educational beacon, as source of solutions, and a bridge to the world.

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Three Schools, One College: The college’s collective size and strength—with three AACSB-accredited business schools, 19 degree programs, 250 faculty, 4,031 students and more than 46,000 alumni—are complemented by each school’s specialized industry research, expertise, and partnerships.


At the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, economics is not just the study of money and purchasing power. It’s a tool to improve lives and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. Dyson students use their knowledge to improve our world, whether it’s in food and agricultural economics, management, or environmental and resource economics. More than instruction and a career, they’re gaining a community of peers, a network of alumni, and a sense of purpose to help them achieve their goals.


At the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, the next generation of leaders are exploring business through a lens focused on empowering people, embracing inclusion and innovation, improving the ways we live and work, and making valuable contributions to betterment of society. Under the direction of world-renowned faculty and in collaboration with distinguished companies, students explore their interests and discover new ways to pair their skills and their passion to leave their mark on the world.


The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration offers the premier program in hospitality education and research preparing students to launch successful careers, encouraging faculty exploration and research, and enabling hands-on practice. The impact of today’s Hotelies is shaping the future of business throughout the hospitality industry. The Hotelie community provides a wide-range of vital support to students that fuels success, enables a new generation of competent leaders, and makes an enduring impact for the future.

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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Campaign Leadership: Our alumni and alumnae lead the way—in engagement, commitment, partnership, and philanthropy. Joined by scores of campaign volunteers and class leaders, our Campaign Co-Chairs exemplify our ethos of service.

Jen Davis[26]

"The college’s platform to catalyze change and open up a world of nearly endless opportunities is incredible. For me, helping to expose the next generation of students to these opportunities and to play even a small part in helping them to achieve their dreams is incredibly fulfilling."

Jennifer Davis ‘99 (Dyson) College Campaign Co-Chair
Daniel Schwartz

"Thanks to the generosity of generations of alumni who came before us, my Cornell business education gave me an amazing opportunity in life. And now it’s our turn to support the college and the next generation of Cornellians—to help assure they have wonderful opportunities as well."

Daniel Schwartz '01 (Dyson) College Campaign Co-Chair

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