Opportunities for Support

How to help us fulfill our mission of improving the lives of cats


These are only a few ways you can support us fulfill our mission. For a complete listing of ways you can get involved, visit cornellcats.org.

The Cayuga Society

The Cornell Feline Health Center has a long history of achievement in improving the lives of cats, but none of this work would be possible without the generous support of our donors. Friends like you are a vital part of our team. By working together, the possibilities for making the world a better place for cats are boundless.

There are a number of ways in which supporters can help us, and a very important one is arranging a bequest in support of the Center, to be disbursed upon the passing of a donor. Such a gift allows donors to establish a legacy of support for our mission, an act of kindness that allows the donor to rest assured that their passion for cats will survive while supporting work that benefits all cats.

Over 100 cat lovers have named Cornell’s Feline Health Center in their estate plans, becoming members of the Cayuga Society, which recognizes those who have shared their plans. If you have named the Center in your will and have not yet notified Cornell, please be in touch with Ms. Amy Robinson to discuss your hopes and dreams for providing for other cats now and into the future. She can be reached at amy.robinson@cornell.edu or 607.253.3742 or by writing to her, care of the Center at Box 39, Ithaca, New York, 14853.

Giving Where the Need is Greatest

An unrestricted gift allows the Center to focus its resources on the educational, research, or outreach activities prioritized with respect to having the highest potential impact on the well-being of cats. Please visit vet.cornell.edu/FHC and click on Giving/Membership or call 607.253.3093.

Memorial Program for Feline Companions

Honor the memory of a beloved feline friend by making a gift to this program. For more information, visit vet.cornell.edu/FHC/giving/memorial.cfm or call 607.253.3093.

Dr. Louis J. Camuti Memorial Fund

This unique service, created in memorial to Dr. Camuti’s six decades of dedication and innovation in feline veterinary medicine, provides cat lovers with one-on-one telephone consultation with our team of experienced veterinary consultants.

Endowment Gifts

Managed as part of Cornell’s long-term investment pool, a gift of $100,000 or more provides a fitting tribute and a named legacy of support in perpetuity, helping to build a foundation for the future of the Center and all of its activities.

Named Graduate Scholarship, Clinical Research Fund, or Residency

A minimum gift of $100,000 will provide a scholarship for a future veterinary student at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine or establish a named fund that will generate income to support clinical research. A minimum gift of $1,000,000 can endow a named residency, which can provide income for stipends and grants that accompany this intensive residency training.

Bequests and Planned Gifts

Naming the Cornell Feline Health Center in your will or selecting one of our many planned gift options can help ensure a better future for all cats while providing you with several financial benefits, including:

  • Income generation, tax deductions, and retirement security
  • Enhancement of net estate
  • Creation of a personal legacy

Please contact the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at 607.253.3093 or vetfriends@cornell.edu to discuss these options.