Cornell History: Sustainability gift
October 28, 2010
David Atkinson ’60 and his wife, Patricia, give $80 million to provide a permanent center to bolster sustainability research, education and action within and beyond Cornell. The gift built on the success of the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future, created in 2007 with the Atkinsons’ support. The center was renamed the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. It is the single largest gift to the Ithaca campus from an individual.