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SPOTLIGHT on Corporate and Foundation Relations

On Friday, April 26th, CFR proudly welcomed guest judges from AT&TiconectivSantanderWells FargoJohnson & JohnsonVerizonHouston LumberJuniper NetworksColgate PalmoliveErnst & Young, and Waste Management to the 10th Annual Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium.  

To learn more about the Symposium and the judges' experiences there, click HERE.

Corporate and Foundation Relations at Rutgers - What's it all about?

Each year, CFR works to help Rutgers University meet its fundraising goals from corporate and foundation donors.  Annual totals reflect gifts of all sizes, but sometimes sizable awards are made that really boost the faculty's ability to fulfill Rutgers' three-part mission of teaching, research, and service in new and amazing ways - and we're always working to bring more dollars in the door for Rutgers!

Annual CFR Fundraising Totals

Each year, CFR helps bring millions of dollars to Rutgers University from corporate and foundation donors.  In fiscal year 2103, the university exceeded its goal of $40 million, bringing in nearly $53 million - that's almost a third more than we'd projected!  

This fiscal year, our goal has been raised to $45 million.  As of March 31st, we're proud to say that Rutgers has already accepted almost $39 million from corporate and foundation sponsors.  

Let's keep up the hard work and blow past our goal again this year!

Recent Corporate and Foundation Gifts of Note

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Recipient: School of Arts and Sciences
Project or Program: Graduate fellowship support for the humanities AND a matching challenge grant
Total: $1.5 million (fellowship), $2 million (challenge grant)
CFR Point of Contact: Jeff Aron

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
 Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Project or Program: Teacher training in early childhood development
Total: $423,000
CFR Point of Contact: Anthony Nicotera

Surdna Foundation
 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Project or Program: Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program
Total: $300,000
CFR Point of Contact: Anthony Nicotera

F.M. Kirby Foundtion, Inc.
College of Nursing
Project or Program: Faculty Development Funds
Total: $150,000
CFR Point of Contact: Margarethe Laurenzi

F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
 Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Project or Program: Translational Cancer Research Fellowship
CFR Point of Contact: Margarethe Laurenzi

A Sample of CFR's Active Proposals
  • Simons Foundation - Simons Foundation Origins of Life Program
  • AT&T Foundation - Aspire Program – Rutgers Future Scholars 
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grants Program - SEBS, SAS, Bloustein
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation – Rutgers Future Scholars
  • MBIA Foundation - Rutgers Future Scholars
  • New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company – Rutgers Future Scholars
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP – Rutgers Future Scholars
  • Waste Management, Inc.– School of Engineering

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