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Who is Chuck Feeney and how is he a part of Cornell Tradition history?

In 1982, The Atlantic Philanthropies, a foundation established by entrepreneur Charles F. Feeney ’56, made its first-ever grant of $7 million to establish The Cornell Tradition.

Link to video  https://www.cornell.edu/video/cornell-traditionLinks to an external site.

In January 2017, as Atlantic Philanthropies was designating their final donations, Cornell Tradition again benefited from their generosity and was permanently endowed.

January 2017  https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/01/final-grant-atlantic-supports-cornell-traditionLinks to an external site.

Spring 2017 http://ezramagazine.cornell.edu/SPRING17/Feature2.htmlLinks to an external site.

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/04/doing-good-while-doing-well-cornell-traditions-silver-threadLinks to an external site.

Mr. Feeney's goal was to give away his fortune before the end of his life. 

Giving away a fortune https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/10/chuck-feeney-reaches-lifetime-goal-giving-away-fortune?fbclid=IwAR2boy0LGZ3Sozz8bsyVGJQZNRpKgW3KLjf4j4Nqm8mlXPHPWtRC9Vvr_y0#.X39A9UCWwkU.linkedinLinks to an external site.

Forbes article https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2020/09/15/exclusive-the-billionaire-who-wanted-to-die-brokeis-now-officially-broke/?fbclid=IwAR2HK689p6C-RO0Ndk-CgGonbUz4xxLsY9eY1NAEz0LvpZqz1fLUFzA9o0A&sh=1e70f2a73a2a (Links to an external site.)

In 2021, Cornell chose to rename East Ave to Feeney Way in recognition of Mr. Feeney's contributions to Cornell University.

Feeney Way Ezra article https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/05/cornell-tradition-alumni-reflect-programs-lifelong-impactLinks to an external site.

Feeney Way  https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/12/cornells-east-avenue-be-renamed-feeney-way?fbclid=IwAR2d1Pvu_ZoAXVyIxTf6sbXEnDmqbCQfCE8n-rZ5f-IG3hI-WPPPKX56IdQLinks to an external site.

 

If you are an alumnus of the Cornell Tradition or a current Fellow of the program, and you would like to write a letter of thanks to Charles Feeney, you can submit your message here.