About the CARE Fund

Cornell Employee Emergency CARE Fund: Employees Helping Employees


How The CARE Fund Works

The Employee Emergency CARE Fund is a program founded by the Cornell Employee Assembly which offers financial assistance to faculty and staff who have experienced a non-recurring sudden or emergency-related financial hardship due to an unforeseen or unavoidable event.

The Employee Emergency CARE Fund is funded by generous donations from faculty and staff. Applicants who are approved for funding may receive between $200 and $1,500 depending on the circumstances.

Without these donations, the Employee Emergency CARE Fund is not able to offer these awards. 100% of donations by payroll or check go directly to employees. Any amount not awarded in a given year will be carried forward to the next fiscal year.



The Employee Emergency CARE Fund is overseen by Cornell Work/Life in Human Resources. Fund-raising is done by a committee of employee volunteers.

If you are interested in joining the Employee Emergency CARE development fund committee, please contact co-chair Bridget Meeds at bm24@cornell.edu.


2020-2021 Employee Emergency CARE Development Fund Committee Members:

Michelle Artibee

Sue Brightly

Marcy Benda

Kristen Ciferri

Christina Cornell

Michele Cowen

Rachel Giordano

Tina Henry

Suzanne Aceti Koehl

Julia Leonard

Kristie Mahoney

Bridget Meeds

Melissa Osgood

Jamie Parris

Karen Raponi

Andrew Salamida