The Rutgers University Foundation is the fund-raising arm of
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Rutgers Foundation was
incorporated in 1973 to support the university in obtaining private
funds to meet important needs for which adequate monies may not be
available from state, federal, or other sources. Scholarship and
fellowship support for undergraduate and graduate students is
essential, and academic programs seek the extra margin of excellence
that only private giving can provide.
The professional staff
of the Rutgers Foundation has helped the university`s faculty,
administration, and staff raise over a billion dollars since its
incorporation more than three decades ago. Private fund-raising in the
2000-2001 fiscal year totaled $123,302,686, an all-time yearly high.
Rutgers is now successfully concluding a major universitywide campaign
designed to advance its academic growth as one of the nation`s top
public universities. "The Rutgers Campaign: Creating the Future Today"
surpassed its $500 million goal in June 2003, one full year ahead of
schedule. The purposes of the campaign encompass attracting and
supporting the best students, ensuring a superior academic program,
advancing the quest for knowledge, and recruiting and retaining top
The Rutgers Foundation staff provides information
about the full range of giving opportunities to donors and prospective
donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. The staff
also cultivates donors and potential donors through a variety of
activities, helps donors make sound choices on how to give and the
designation choices available to them, and ensures that they are
properly thanked for their gifts. Fund-raising officers are also based
in many of the university`s schools and colleges and work very closely
with the foundation.
Persons interested in making
contributions to any unit of the university or to Rutgers as a whole
may do so by writing a check payable to the Rutgers University
Foundation. The check should be accompanied by a brief note stating the
designation of the donation and whom the gift is from. Checks should be
mailed to: Accounting Department, Rutgers University Foundation, 7
College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1261.
about private giving to Rutgers may be obtained from the Rutgers
University Foundation, Winants Hall, 7 College Avenue, New Brunswick,
NJ 08901-1261 (732/932-7777). Donors may also contribute online by
visiting the foundation`s web site, http://www.support.rutgers.edu.