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.

Buffalo: A Renaissance by Design

Join us for a panel discussion, hosted by the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo.

Aspirational architecture and design have been at the core of Buffalo’s civic identity for nearly 200 years.  This generation of architects contributes to that rich and proud legacy while looking to the future. How can design professions enrich the city’s recent revival?

The panel discussion features four local design professionals

Omar Khan (AAP ’93), Associate Professor of Architecture, University at Buffalo
Joy Kuebler (CALS ’97), Landscape Architect, Principal of JKLA Studio
Scott Pitek (AAP ’02), Architect, Principal of Social Practice Design Collaborative
Seth Amman (SUNYAB ’06) Architect, Principal of Arch & Type

Moderated by Greg Proefrock (AAP ’95) of Glance Design

The event will be held on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at Cornell in Buffalo Commons, Third Floor, 617 Main Street, Buffalo NY. 5:30pm refreshments, 6:30pm program.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance.

Contact  Matthew Ricchiazzi ’08: matthew.ricchiazzi@gmail.com with questions.

Spirit of Zinck’s 2019

Join your fellow Cornellians to eat, drink and be merry on Zinck’s Night, Thursday, October 17. International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is Cornell’s world-wide annual social event in honor of Ithaca saloonkeeper Theodore Zinck, as memorialized in Give my Regards to Davy.

Our Buffalo celebration will be from 5:30-7:30pm at Bar Cultivar at the Barrel Factory. Come enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with alumni. Cash bar; light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

This event is free but please register in advance.

For event questions, please contact Alyssa Jones at ajj72@cornell.edu.