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Annie O Toole

Annie O’Toole (ado29)

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Work Experience:

Finance Director to Congressman Rush Holt for House and Senate campaigns

  • Responsible for raising millions of dollars each campaign cycle
  • Helped write and manage budget of $2+ million
  • Communicated with various Boards of Trustees of non-profit organizations to advance common goals
  • Managed finance staff of up to six

Community Involvement

Cornell Law School:

  • Women’s Law Coalition
  • Langfan First-Year Moot Court Competition
  • Cornell Law School Democrats

Undergraduate (Vanderbilt University):

  • Prospective student interviewer
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority member
  • Young Alumni Class Agent — fundraising for class fund
  • College Democrats
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity

Special Interests

  • Utilizing fundraising experience to enhance Cornell’s fundraising efforts and address rising tuition costs, while creating even greater opportunities for Cornell students
  • Encouraging further research into facilitating a move toward divestment of endowment funds from fossil fuels, while maintaining Cornell’s robust endowment

Personal Statement


As Graduate Student Trustee, I will work to:

(1)Inspire a more ENGAGED STUDENT BODY by facilitating communications across Cornell’s varied departments and schools

(2)Improve STUDENT SAFETY by addressing head-on the problem of sexual violence, facilitating a peer-to-peer exchange of information about safe off-campus housing options, and continuing to devote attention to mental health

(3)ADDRESS RISING TUITION by raising awareness of the long-term effects of massive student debt and seeking out more financial aid opportunities for low and moderate income students

Contact Trustee

109 Day Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

ph. (607) 255—3715