Rutgers fosters the discovery and expression of boundless creativity through arts education, scientific research, and diverse cultural connections. Donor gifts enable the university to fund endeavors that advance scientific progress and cultivate creative expression and cultural inclusivity.
Rutgers is home to more than 300 research centers and institutes, where thousands of faculty members and students work every day to make new discoveries. Donor support helps fund research initiatives, provides students with access to modern laboratories and technology, and supports experiential learning on and off campus.
Rutgers’ research and development expenditures—calculated at more than $736.8 million annually—exceed those of all other New Jersey colleges and universities combined. Research funded by donor gifts is making impactful contributions to the fields of health, science, and technology every day.
Some of Rutgers’ exceptional facilities include WINLAB, home to the world’s largest open-access lab for testing new wireless technology; the Public Health Research Institute, a center dedicated to using biomedical research to end the spread of infectious diseases; and the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, which focuses on obesity and its associated diseases.
Students studying the arts at Rutgers hone their skills both in the classroom and by learning from master practitioners who have achieved real-world success. Arts students participate in workshops and learning opportunities in New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, and beyond. They present their work in venues both on and off campus, perform in front of diverse audiences, and have access to unparalleled resources for career advancement.
Successful graduates of the arts programs at Rutgers include choreographer Cleo Mack MGSA’98; actors Avery Brooks LC’73, MGSA’76, Kristin Davis MGSA’87, and Calista Flockhart MGSA’88; artists Joan Snyder DC’62, MGSA’66, George Segal GSNB’63, and Matt Rainey MGSA’88; and musicians Cristina Pato MGSA’08, a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and jazz trumpeter Sean Jones MGSA’03.
As one of the nation’s most diverse universities, Rutgers is committed to ensuring its students and faculty are conversant in the study of cultures, diversity, and inequality through explorations of ethnicity, race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, language, coloniality, and migration.
Donor support enables Rutgers to invest in top-tier teaching talent, fund off-campus trips and performances, promote diverse cultural initiatives, and connect students with a caliber of hands-on experience they wouldn’t have anywhere else.