Your gift to the Department of Mechanical Engineering has a lasting effect and is an expression of your commitment to innovation, hands-on-learning, and real world problem solving.

Support from our alumni and friends helps us to educate tomorrow's engineers, advance the frontiers of knowledge, improve our quality of life, and make the world a safer and better place. 

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Ways to give  

Annual Giving

The annual Mechanical Engineering Development Fund consists of gifts that are unrestricted and are generally spent in the fiscal year in which they are given. Your gift to this fund helps to defray the costs of educating tomorrow’s leaders and also assists in advancing the frontiers of engineering knowledge in our department, on campus, and beyond.


How do I make my gift?

Your gift has the greatest impact on the Department of Mechanical Engineering when you designate it to the "Mechanical Engineering Development Fund."


  • Online
  • By phone: 412-268-2021
  • Through the mail: Carnegie Mellon University PO Box 371525 Pittsburgh, PA 15251-7525
  • Don't forget to ask your employer about matching gifts.

Major gifts

Donors who make major gifts (generally $50,000 and above) often choose to create lasting legacies by establishing or contributing to an endowed fund. Endowments are permanent assets that generate income to support a particular program or area specified by the donor.

Endowed funds can be unrestricted, providing a source of 'seed funding,' or designated for a variety of purposes including scholarships and fellowships; professorships, directorships, and deanships; academic or research programs; and maintenance of facilities.

Endowments may be named for the donor and/or someone a donor wishes to honor or memorialize. 

Swanson energy lab

Source: Mechanical Engineering

The Daniel and Karen Swanson Energy Technology Laboratory was made possible by a generous gift.

Naming opportunities

Donors who establish endowed funds or make major gifts for buildings, research or program funds, or other ongoing projects may choose to have their named associated with the fund or the area. Or they may wish to honor or memorialize another person.

Questions about naming opportunities or planned giving? Contact Nicole Wolford at 412.268.3722 or



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Undergraduate students demo their team project during the senior Design Expo.

Source: Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate students demo their team project during the senior Design Expo.

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