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Giving Opportunities

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Giving Opportunities

Make a gift to Heinz College and you will have a direct impact on our community, our work, and our world.

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Give back

Tartan spirit is strong, and the CMU bond is lasting. A degree from Heinz not only unlocks the door to professional growth & opportunity, but also sparks friendships that will last a lifetime.

Already know where you want to give? Jump to Ways to Give below.
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Your generosity supports scholarships, internships, awards, and general operations. Your gift drives innovation and helps us to educate the leaders of tomorrow for intelligent action.

If you are unsure where to direct your gift, the Dean's Innovation Fund provides maximum impact.

Internship Opportunity Fund (IOF)

Provides financial support for students to pursue outstanding internships in lower-paying fields; the internship experience is a crucial step towards leadership in these sectors.

W.W. Cooper Scholarship Fund

Provides merit scholarships to talented students in all Heinz College academic programs who exemplify "Intelligent Action," the founding vision of the college's first dean, Bill Cooper.

Heinz Diversity Scholarship

Provides scholarships to graduate students in need, with priority given to students from historically underrepresented groups.


Endowment gifts assist Heinz College over the long term by providing funds in perpetuity for critical needs. Endowments are a wonderful way to honor or remember a family member or faculty member who had an impact on your life.

  • Named Fellowships (scholarships) support students.
  • Named Professorships support one of our world-class faculty members.

To discuss endowment opportunities, please contact us!

Planned gifts are not only valuable tax-planning tools, but can be a wonderful way of providing long-term financial support for Heinz College. Below are some examples of planned gifts. If you're interested in any of these options, please contact us!

  • Bequests
  • Gifts of property or appreciated assets
  • Other planned gifts: tax-planning vehicles such as charitable remainder trusts, life income plans, gift annuities, etc. 

Your gift may be doubled or more if you work for a company with a matching gift program. Spouse and retiree gifts may also be matched. Find out whether your employer will match your donation.

Corporate and Foundation Support

Funding from corporations and foundations supports valuable work being done at Heinz College. Find out more about the many opportunities for corporations and foundations to make an impact by partnering with Heinz.

Dean's Circle 

Any gift of $2,500+ to Heinz College will designate the donor to be recognized as part of the Heinz College Dean's Circle. See Dean's Circle designees and find out more about membership benefits. 

Ways to Give

Please select the contribution method that works best for you. You can also contact the Development Office directly by email or phone (412-268-6066). Our role is to build and maintain relationships with a variety of constituents, including alumni and friends, foundations, corporations, and leaders within the Pittsburgh and policy communities.


By Mail

Please make your check payable to Carnegie Mellon University, and mail to:

Carnegie Mellon University
P.O. Box 371525
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-7525

Payroll Deduction

For Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff, a convenient and manageable way to make your gift to Heinz College is through payroll deduction.  Download this authorization form to set up your payroll deduction. The form can be returned to the Heinz College Development Office.