As of August 2003 Cornell University counted over 220,000 living alumni. The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development sponsors
a wide variety of affinity programs, activities, and organizations, including annual Reunion Weekend and Homecoming Weekend festivities in Ithaca, and the
International Spirit of Zinck's Night sponsored by Cornell offices and organizations around the world. The various classes,
regional clubs, and special interest associations are coordinated by the Cornell Alumni Federation.Cornell ranked first in gifts and bequests from alumni and fourth in total support from all sources (alumni, friends,
corporations, and foundations) among U.S. colleges and universities reporting voluntary gift support received in fiscal year
2001-02Cornell boasts many notable alumni; see Cornellians for a listing.