Created in 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers' pursuit of excellence in education, research, and public service. We provide the bridge between donors and the schools and programs, faculty, and students that make up this university. We help to match caring people with satisfying and meaningful opportunities to make gifts that have an impact on Rutgers.
Private funds are essential as Rutgers enhances its core disciplines, encourages interdisciplinary research and experiential learning, and puts its academic excellence to work in solving problems faced by our state and the nation. Donor generosity keeps the university strong and allows Rutgers to branch out in many directions through teaching, discovery, and community engagement.
If you have any questions about what to give, ways to give, or thoughtful strategies that may allow you to make the gift of your choice while benefiting you and your family, please contact the development officer in the college or program you wish to support or email the foundation and we will forward your message to the appropriate staff person. You may also call us toll-free at 1-888-RU-A-DONOR (1-888-782-3666).
The foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Gifts made through the Rutgers University Foundation are deductible for federal income, gift, and estate tax purposes.
Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the nation. Today, Rutgers, a member of the Association of American Universities, is New Jersey's premier public research institution and flagship state university. More than 100 majors from philosophy to biotechnology to dance — plus the option to create an individualized major — offer students vast opportunities.
Rutgers is a university of endless possibilities, challenging students to consider who they are and who they want to become. Through internships and research projects with professors who are leading experts in their fields, a Rutgers education encourages students to connect classroom training with real-life applications. A diverse student body, a dedicated faculty, and a vibrant campus life make Rutgers one of the most stimulating educational environments in the United States.
The Rutgers University Foundation is the fundraising arm of the university. We build relationships with alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations and seek their support of Rutgers programs throughout New Jersey and the world.
Our sole mission is to support Rutgers.