By creating the Honors College in 2001, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein underscored his conviction that equity and excellence can and must coexist in public higher education. Renamed in 2006 as Macaulay Honors College, this exemplar of entrepreneurship in education serves as the engine of the CUNY renaissance. As the flagship honors program at CUNY, Macaulay Honors College makes good on CUNY's promise to provide a competitive public option to New York's most talented students.

We invite you to support our mission by investing in Macaulay Honors College. You may become a member of the Honors Society with an annual unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more.

Levels of Giving

Annual Giving

To find out more about the Annual Giving to Macaulay, check the Annual Giving page.

How to Give

Make your donation today with a check payable to Macaulay Honors College Foundation, our 501(c)(3) supporting organization. Please send checks to:

Macaulay Honors College Foundation
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

For more information. please contact us at 212-729-2942 or

Or you can make a secure online donation with your credit card by visiting our online giving page.

Ways to Give

Click here » to learn about how gifts can be made in cash or securities, matching gifts, donations through bequests and planned giving, and in-kind donations

Your Impact

Macaulay Honors College has met with great success raising funds to ensure its future, with over $50 million in private donations in support of current students and academic programs. Every Macaulay student receives a full-tuition scholarship and a laptop computer, and can apply for up to $7,500 from an "Opportunities Fund" that supports global study, independent research, internships, and community service projects.

The Honors College was built on a model of public-private partnership, with the State of New York providing scholarships for the students, and private, unrestricted donations supporting all program enhancements, including the Opportunities Fund.

Unrestricted gifts can support the Opportunities Fund--an important source of support for undergraduate study abroad, internships, and research experience.

Click here » to learn more about the Opportunities Fund.

Our Friends

Macaulay Honors College gratefully acknowledges our notably generous donors and corporate and foundation supporters.

Thanks to the generosity of Friends of Macaulay, the College can continue its mission: to inspire and prepare students to solve the social, economic, cultural, and scientific challenges of New York City and the world.

Get Involved

Macaulay seeks to connect current students with alumni and friends of Macaulay to provide social and intellectual connections, as well as professional mentoring. There are many ways to get involved:

Provide an Internship
Share a job opportunity
Serve on a panel
Mentor a student
Make a gift
Help plan reunion

For more information, please email

Have an Internship or Research Opportunity to Offer?

Macaulay students make the greatest interns. If you would like to make an internship available to Macaulay students, or for more information about current opportunities, please click here » or e-mail

To learn more about offering a research opportunity to a Macaulay student click here »

Recollections on Macaulay's Early Years