Cornell Women's Leadership Challenge
Created by inspiring Cornell women leaders, this Giving Day challenge will celebrate the women who’ve made a difference in all of our lives, and pave the way for future Cornellians to do the same.
Goal: 600 donors
Unlocking the challenge 🔓
When 600 donors give $1,000 or more to Cornell’s annual funds, challenge creator Mary Armstrong Meduski ’80, P ’18, challenger Peggy Koenig ’78, P ’14, and challenger Sharlyn Carter Heslam ’91, P ’26 will together give a total of $250,000 toward undergraduate scholarships, financial aid, and the student experience.
Your gift can help secure this $250,000 in annual fund support. (And gifts can be split between multiple annual funds!)
Celebrate Women’s History Month and Cornell Giving Day by making a gift in honor of the women who’ve made a difference in your life.
About the challengers
Challenge creator Mary Armstrong Meduski ’80, P ’18 is the national chair for the Cornell Annual Funds, a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, chair of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Executive and Audit, Risk and Compliance Committees. She serves on the To Do the Greatest Good Campaign Cabinet Committee, and is also a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.
Challenger Peggy Koenig ’78, P ’14 serves as co-vice chair on the Cornell University Board of Trustees, campaign co-chair, chair of the Executive Committee, and member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women. She also serves on the Cornell Tech Advisory Council, Brooks School of Public Policy Advisory Council, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advisory Committee, and the Cornell University Council.
Challenger Sharlyn Carter Heslam ’91, P ’26 is a member of the Campaign Cabinet Committee, the Cornell University Council, and the President’s Council of Cornell Women. She serves as the Cornell Annual Funds representative for the Class of 1991.