Call for Buffalo Area Alumni Mentors this Summer

2018 High Road Fellowship Mentorship Program

The inaugural High Road Fellowship Mentorship Program will match fellows with alumni through the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo. Since 1880, Buffalo Cornellians have been actively supporting the University, and this presents another fantastic opportunity for our region to give back to Cornell.

Your commitment as a mentor will be to attend an orientation and meet at least twice during the summer with your assigned mentee. Mentors will serve as Buffalo ambassadors for the fellows and also provide consultation on academic and career paths.

Interested alumni should email Nicole Golias ’16 at njg56@cornell.edu by May 30th 2018. Mentors will be assigned to students based on alignment to student background and interests. Please include:

  • name
  • college and class year
  • current (or most recent, if retired) profession
  • city/town of residence
  • any non-profit or board involvement
  • any hobbies
  •  a brief statement (1-2 sentences) indicating why you would like to mentor a High Road Fellow this summer!

Call for Nominations

Ever wonder who is behind the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo? We are a group of Cornellians from all colleges, degrees, and class years — ’73 to ’16 and many in between! 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.

Interested? Please reach out to our club president, R. Kent Roberts, Law ’94 (KRoberts@hodgsonruss.comwith why you’re interested in the club. 

Elections are held at our annual meeting and Cornell faculty speaker event, which is May 7th 2018. Save the date, more details coming soon.

Calling all Volunteers!

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is proud to collaborate with Cornell in Buffalo affiliate the Partnership for the Public Good as they facilitate educational workshops throughout the community. The PPG is offering monthly budgeting and personal finance workshops for individual instruction and coaching. Participants receive one on one feedback and are able to work on personal financial goals – debt reduction, savings and retirement planning, or creating a monthly budget. 
Partnership for the Public Good
The PPG has asked for Cornell Alumni volunteers to assist as coaches – so that each participant can receive the personal attention of their own tutor. Volunteers will be given curriculum and coaching guides, to facilitate consistency among coaches. Volunteers may sign up monthly or sporadically for these 2 hour workshops. 
 
Email Catherine March at catherineamarch@gmail.com for questions or to sign up to assist with this opportunity.

Spring Cornell Cares Day with Riverkeeper – April 22

As part of the Spring Cornell Cares Day, Cornellians are invited to help in the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper annual Spring Cleanup!

On the morning of Saturday, April 22, Riverkeeper will host their annual spring shoreline sweep, ‘captaining’ the clean-up efforts of Lasalle Waterfront Park in Niagara Falls, NY. Efforts will begin at 10AM and volunteers should dress appropriately. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Family and friends are of course invited to pitch in. The cleanup will conclude around 12PM.

Questions? Or to register for the clean-up please email your name, contact info, and anticipated number in your group to Chris Kramer at cakramer42@yahoo.com.

Cornell Cares Day – Volunteer at The Teacher’s Desk – Saturday, January 7

Saturday, January 7 – 9 AM – Noon

22 Northhampton St. Buffalo, NY

During the 2017 “Cornell Cares Day” the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will volunteer at The Teacher’s Desk. The Teacher’s Desk is the store where teachers shop free for books, school supplies and teacher resources for students in their classrooms. Its mission is to distribute free school supplies to students in need, to encourage teachers and to provide purpose through volunteerism. See www.theteachersdesk.org for more information.

The Cornell team help sort warehouse inventory and stock the store shelves. The Club will provide lunch after we finish our work.

Below is a short video about the Teacher’s Desk https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F_7ZQ6IHvxiU&token=dN1HGBpRdPKe2VMhi7XYgq0EFEL19PvMOLeEn0BAzD8%3D

Register HERE .      Contact Jack McGowan jam565@cornell.edu with any questions.