Philanthropy Chair, NYC Cornellians

Posted by NYC Cornellians on 04/25/2020

General Information

Nomination start - 04/29/2020
Nomination end - 07/10/2020
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 1
Location: New York, New York 10007, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni, Parents

Summary of Position

The Philanthropy Chair will be in charge of leading NYC Cornellians' efforts to support Cornell's mission through giving. The Philanthropy Chair will work with other members of the Board to design and organize initiatives aiming to increase alumni participation in giving activities. The Philanthropy Chair will work with Cornell staff to promote Giving Day and increase alumni participation in this university-wide annual fundraising activity. The Philanthropy Chair will lead and/or support alumni volunteers leading community services activities, such as but not limited to Cornell Cares Day.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Speak to Groups
The volunteer in this role will have to address groups to promote giving initiatives at events.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Manage Projects
The volunteer in this role with work with other volunteers and staff to organize and/or support initiatives aiming to increase alumni participation in giving or community services activities.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
The volunteer will work to increase alumni engagement through giving and community service.



Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Gissela Mera Lourido
Volunteer Position Title:
Assistant Director, Metro NY Regional Programs

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 2 years
Number of terms in Office: 2 terms


Prerequisites One currently serving members of the NYC Cornellians Board are eligible for this role.

Hiatus Required? One year after two consecutive terms.
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: New York, NY
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: 4x year

Other Meeting Details: One regular meeting every quarter, with at least one of them being in person.

Additional Attendance Requirements: Attending the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC) is recommended but not required.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election