Best Buddies® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Cornell's chapter was started in 2013 to establish relationships with individuals with disabilities in the Ithaca community. As a chapter, we hold fun group events twice a month with different themes, ranging from Halloween to pajama day. We also participate in community events such as Spread the Word to End the Word. the Albany Best Buddies Friendship Walk, and the Special Olympics Ithaca Polar Plunge.