Cornell University has received a $50 million gift from a trust established by David Einhorn for its new Engaged Cornell initiative. The initiative is aimed at getting Cornell students to “become active citizens and to tackle critical challenges by participating in hands-on, practical learning experiences in communities at home and around the world,” the university explained in a statement.
Einhorn, an American hedge fund manager, who grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Cornell University, is now the Chairman of Greenlight Capital. By getting Einhorn on board, Cornell hopes to attract other donors and raise another $150 million for the new initiative.
The report below, generated by Prospect Visual, gives us a glimpse into some of the relationships that exist between Einhorn and Cornell and gives us some insight into the reasons why the billionaire chose Cornell to be the beneficiary of his gift.