Give to the CARE Fund

Cornell Employee Emergency CARE Fund: Employees Helping Employees

Thank you for your support!


Ways to Give

Make a recurring gift: donate by automatic payroll deduction

Sign up to have $2, $5, $25, or even $100 automatically debited from your paycheck each pay period to benefit the Employee Emergency CARE fund. Donations are deducted after tax.


One-time gift: donate by PayPal or Venmo 

To donate, please enter donation amount below, and then select payment type



One-time gift: donate by payroll deduction or check 

You may also make a one-time donation via payroll deduction or check. If you select the Paypal option, please note that a 2.9% fee and a 0.30 cent per transaction fee will be subtracted from your donation before it is distributed to the Employee Emergency CARE Fund. Make checks payable to Cornell University, and in the notes section, write CARE Fund. Mail your check to: Employee Emergency CARE Fund, Cornell Work/Life, 395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 230, Ithaca, NY 14850.


Honor a retiring colleague

Cornell employees who wish to forego a retirement gift and/or party may request their department make a donation to the Employee Emergency CARE Fund in their name. To arrange a departmental transfer, email


Change or Stop Your Payroll Deduction

If you need to change or stop your payroll deduction, fill out the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form and send to Payroll UCO Mailbox, 377 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, or fax to (607) 255-3198. 


Donations are not tax-deductible

The Employee Emergency CARE Fund provides support more broadly than allowed by the IRS definition of a workplace relief fund, especially to victims of domestic violence, and thus gifts to the fund are not tax deductible.


Recycle Your Cans & Bottles

Recycle your cans & bottles at bins around campus or participating redemption centers - just let them know you'd like your refund to go to the Cornell Employee Emergency CARE Fund!

Redemption Centers:

  • IthaCan & Bottle Return
    614 Elmira Road, Ithaca

  • Lansing Bottle & Can Redemption Center
    3106 North Triphammer Road, Lansing

On-Campus Locations:

  • East Hill Office Building
    395 Pine Tree Rd., Ithaca
  • Seneca Place
    130 East Seneca St., Ithaca
  • Thurston Court Apartments
    223 Thurston Ave., Ithaca

Details & printable flyer



Fundraising for the Employee Emergency CARE Fund is done by a committee of Cornell employee volunteers. Our subcommittees include marketing & communications, employee ambassadors, and events.  Contact us to learn how you can help!