Welcome to the Alumni Class of 1988



Thank you to Dues Paying Members 

Dear Alumnus,

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in our nation’s capital with over 900 Cornellians at the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC). I’m always amazed by the energy and excitement that comes from these weekends and hope that at some point in the future you will be able to join us.

I want to thank you for supporting your class treasury by paying class dues this year. Funds from the class treasury are used to support class events such as social gatherings, lecture series, and Reunion. Additionally, paying your class dues helps support both the print and digital editions of the Cornell Alumni Magazine. For several years we’ve offered other benefits to class dues payers including discounts through Cornell Athletics, Collegetown Bagels, Taverna Banfi, and the Cornell Club of New York City.

Over the past several years, I’ve heard from alumni around the world that the Dues Payer Rewards Program needed to be expanded so we’ve been working hard to create a new benefit which was unveiled at CALC in January. I hope you’ll be as excited as I am about the new Cornell Big Red Marketplace!

This benefit, which will be available to any alumnus who pays their class dues, will provide discounts to over 200 national merchants for a wide variety of services including clothing, jewelry, travel, gifts, insurance and vehicle purchases. The merchant list will be reviewed and updated periodically. All of the offers are better than those found on the open market and merchants occasionally provide “super discounts” for limited time periods only available through the Cornell Big Red Marketplace. All of the previous offers through the Dues Payer Rewards Program are still available in this site if you search for “Cornell.”

To access this newest benefit of Class Membership, please click here to access the Cornell Big Red Marketplace and when prompted enter the following:

Username: Cornell
Password: (Check e-mail for password)

We ask that you not share this username and password with anyone else as this is an exclusive benefit provided to those who pay their annual class dues.

Thank you again for supporting Cornell and your class.

With kind regards,

Nathan Connell ‘01
Vice President for Membership
Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO)

Join the class!

Our class dues are $45 with the Cornell Magazine, and only $35 without the magazine. Dues notices are sent out in the Spring, but you can pay at any time. 

You can now pay your dues through one of the following methods:

Online Dues Payment

Click on this link and follow the instructions.

Contact Alumni House

You can also pay by credit card by calling (607) 255-3021. 

Send us your dues check

Checks should be made out to "Class of '88" and sent to:

Class of 1988
Alumni Affairs, 130 East Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Class of '88 Facebook Group

View the Flickr Pictures Tagged "Cornell88" (or Add your own)

Class of 1988 Donates $1500 to Bill Vanneman '31 Ivy Award Fund

William “Bill” Vanneman ’31, was an extraordinary alumnus who had served as president of his class since his graduation eight decades ago. He had become a fixture at Reunions, which he attended annually as a member of the Continuous Reunion Club. Bill died April 26, 2011 at age 102.

Bill Vanneman was a dedicated class president, student athlete, and life-long supporter of Big Red Athletics. As an enduring and befitting tribute to Bill and his love for Cornell, the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) announced the creation of the Bill Vanneman ’31 Ivy Award Fund. This is one of the first of what the University expects will be many award funds that will be established over the next four years to help provide increased levels of financial aid to Big Red Student Athletes. Specifically, these funds will be used by Cornell’s Financial Aid Office to match aid offers from peer institutions. This allows Cornell to provide competitive packages for the most promising and sought-after student-athletes with demonstrated financial need.

The Class of '88 donated $1,500 in honor of Bill Vanneman's incredible legacy. Overall, the fund collected over $135,000 for this effort.