Support Our Work

Why Give?

The college years are a critical time for students to explore and establish their belief systems. Hailing from every state in the U.S. and over 120 countries, Cornell graduates go on to occupy leadership positions in various fields. 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. It also offers pastoral care and guidance rooted in sound Islamic knowledge.

The Muslim Chaplain and campus programs also provide non-Muslim students with an informed view of Islam and Muslims.

Your Impact

In the last year, your donations have supported

Muslim Students
Muslim Life Events
Pastoral Care Sessions
Iftar Meals Sponsored

Build a firm foundation for Muslim Life at Cornell

Introducing our Foundations Campaign – our three-year effort to set the Muslim Chaplaincy on a firm financial footing and establish it as an institution at Cornell University. 

The Chaplaincy has addressed pressing student needs in the past five years. Its work will get more important as culture and identity issues become politicized on campuses, and Muslim students seek knowledge, guidance and community rooted in Islam.

Our goal is to rally 300 donors giving an average of $30 monthly over the next 3 years.

Even $5 a month helps build a wide base of support for Muslim life at Cornell. All gifts are tax deductible.

Sponsor Iftars & Ramadan Programs

Help students re-capture some of the magic of Ramadan and inspire the vibrant togetherness among the Cornell Muslim community. Our programs for Muslim students are entirely donor-supported and depend on the generosity of alumni, family and supporters like you.

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)

[email protected]