Support Our Work

The college years are a critical time for students to explore and establish their belief systems. It is especially so for students at Cornell. Hailing from every state in the U.S. and over 120 countries, graduates go on to occupy leadership positions in various fields. Therefore, it is vital that students leave Cornell with a deeper understanding of Islam.

The Diwan Foundation is committed to establishing a welcoming and spiritually enriching Cornell Muslim experience for students, preparing them to serve the Muslim community and world with purpose and confidence. The Muslim Chaplain and campus programs also provide non-Muslim students with an informed view of Islam and Muslims.

Why Give?

This important work is dependent on the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. By investing in Muslim life at Cornell, you are also investing in a brighter future for these students and their communities. Thank you for being our partners in this essential work.

In the last year, your donations have supported

Muslim Life Events
Pastoral Care Sessions
Iftar Meals Sponsored
Muslim Students

Our impact

Diwan’s programs help Muslim students express themselves, develop in their faith and connect with other students and alumni. With the support of parents, alumni and friends, we are able to engage over 600 students each year to prepare them to serve the Muslim community and world with purpose and confidence. Thank you for advancing our impact! 

Support Cornell Muslim Life

We encourage you to choose a recurring monthly donation.

Even $5 a month helps build a wide base of support for Muslim life at Cornell.

Donations are considered gifts to Cornell. All gifts are tax deductible.

Other Ways to Give

Via check:

Payable to – Cornell University

Memo line – Diwan Fund #0007062 (for the Muslim Life Fund) OR Diwan Fund #0008097 (for the Ramadan Program Fund)

Mailing address

Cornell University 
Box 37334
Boone, IA 50037-0334

Choose Diwan in your gift to Cornell

All donations to the Muslim Life Fund count for Cornell Annual Fund giving and status. Designate the Diwan Initiative among the areas you support at Cornell and receive a full credit towards Cornell’s Tower Club, 1865 Society, Family Fellows and more.


Write to:

Nadeem I. Shafi ’96

Director (Fundraising)