The Rutgers University Foundation is the fund-raising arm of the
university. The professional staff of the Rutgers Foundation has helped
the university's faculty, administration, and staff raise over a
billion dollars since its incorporation in 1973.
of the Rutgers University Foundation is to obtain private funds to meet
important university 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.
A major universitywide
fund-raising campaign was successfully concluded in June 2004. "The
Rutgers Campaign: Creating the Future Today" raised $615.3 million in
gifts and pledges from 91,175 individuals and organizations. The
six-year campaign, the largest in the university's history, exceeded
its $500 million goal by 23 percent. The funds are enhancing academic
programs, providing scholarships and other financial aid, supporting
research, assisting in faculty recruitment, and enriching the campus
and community environment.
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 decisions 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
donating to Rutgers may do so by writing a check payable to the Rutgers
University Foundation and including its designation (college, center,
or program) in the check's memo line. Mail to: Accounting Department,
Rutgers University Foundation, 7 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Donors may also use a credit card to give online
or over the telephone. Online donations to the university's schools and
colleges and to a wide range of other choices can be made by visiting
Rutgers Foundation's web site, http://www.support.rutgers.edu. Contributions can be made over the phone by calling Rutgers Foundation's accounting department at 732/932-8020.
More information 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). 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. Donors may also
contribute online by visiting the foundation's web site, http://www.support.rutgers.edu.