Ever wonder who is behind the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo?

We are a group of Cornellians from all colleges, degrees, and class years! We would love to have YOU join our team to bring new events and ideas for ways to bring Cornellians together. From event planning, website management, budgeting, social media, and more, there’s probably a way for you to get involved with Cornell, the Buffalo community, and other alumni. 

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo, and will strive to build a board that reflects the diversity of our Cornell Buffalo community. Interested? Please reach out to our past president and Nominating Committee Chair, Jack Mc Gowan, ’80 (jpjpg@verizon.net) with a copy of your resume and why you’re interested in the club no later than March 31, 2019. 

Elections are held at our annual meeting.  While the exactly date for our annual meeting is still unknown, we are moving forward with nominations to ensure a smooth process as we transition fiscal years.  

More details will be shared as soon as we have them.  In the meantime, we hope all in our Cornell family are staying safe and healthy.

Cornell Giving Day is on 3/12!

Cornell Giving Day is a 24-hour marathon of generosity, fun, and Big Red spirit. On 3/12, join your Cornell community to make a difference for students, Cornell, and the world in just a single day. On Giving Day, you have the power to create big change as your gifts combine with thousands of others. And with gift matches and unlocking challenges running all day long, every dollar you give goes even further. Save the date to meet goals and break records, fund the areas you love at Cornell, and leave the world just a little better than you found it!

Cornell Cares Day 2020 Photos

On Saturday, January 11, Alumni and families met at The Teacher’s Desk in Buffalo, to sort and organize school supplies for local teachers, as part of the annual Cornell Cares Day. At The Teacher’s Desk, teachers “shop” for free for school supplies for their students in need.


25 Cornell alumni, family, friends, and current students participated in this year’s Cornell Cares Day in Buffalo NY.

For more information on Cornell Cares Day go to https://alumni.cornell.edu/volunteer/ways-to-volunteer/cornell-cares/

Cornell Cares Day 2020 – The Teacher’s Desk

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo at The Teacher’s Desk. At The Teacher’s Desk, teachers “shop” for free for school supplies for their students in need. We will help stock shelves with inventory.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

The Teacher’s Desk, 22 Northampton St., Buffalo, NY 14209
Parking is available in the large lot in front of the building at the corner of Main Street.

Limited to 25 volunteers.
Register now! https://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=20829&content_id=18811

For event questions, please contact Jack McGowan at jpjpg@verizon.net.

CAAAN Kick Off Dinner @ Chef’s

Per tradition, Buffalo-area CAAAN (Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network) volunteers and all interested alumni of Cornell are invited to our annual CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner, to be held at Chef’s Restaurant in downtown Buffalo on Wednesday, November 13 at 6pm. While enjoying your choice of Chef’s delicious Italian specialties, you will have the chance to learn more about the CAAAN program (the program wherein alumni meet and talk with prospective students about the Cornell experience) while meeting other alumni and learning more about the Cornell admissions process.

Many alumni attest that their role as a CAAAN volunteer is one of the most rewarding activities one can do as a Cornellian!

For those who are new to the CAAAN program, please be sure to sign-up today at their website.

The cost for the dinner is $10 per person, and will include a selection of a main dish with salad, dessert, tea, and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Attendees have the choice of pre-ordering chicken cacciatore, lasagna with meat ball, or Chef’s famous spaghetti parmesan. Please register in advance.

For event questions, please contact Sarah Piskun at sarahpiskun@gmail.com.