Published March 22, 2022

Scarlet community members from around the world come together to celebrate Rutgers excellence and create paths to a brighter future.

The diversity of Rutgers schools and programs is one of the university’s greatest strengths. On March 23, Rutgers Giving Day, community members have the perfect opportunity to share their scarlet pride and support their favorite Rutgers cause, school, or program.

The goal of the 24-hour universitywide event is to unite Rutgers’ global community and inspire giving by alumni and friends that will expand access to higher education, fuel innovative research, and create opportunities for serving the greater good.

On Rutgers Giving Day, participants can make a tax-deductible gift to a Rutgers cause at They can also spread the word on social media by using #RUGivingDay and participating in virtual challenges throughout the day to help favorite Rutgers areas win additional support.

Two high-profile causes that welcome support on Rutgers Giving Day are President Jonathan Holloway’s Scarlet Promise and Scarlet Service efforts. Scarlet Promise Grants provide need-based aid and emergency assistance to undergraduates for whom a world-class education otherwise would be impossible. And beginning this summer, the Rutgers Scarlet Service Internship Initiative will provide up to 150 paid public service internships to sophomores and juniors.

In 2021, nearly 7,000 donors collectively gave more than $3.6 million on Rutgers Giving Day. Unlike last year’s Rutgers Giving Day, which was held entirely online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will feature in-person events at Rutgers University–Camden, Rutgers University–Newark, and Rutgers University–New Brunswick, such as a trivia night and chances to win Rutgers swag. Donors making gifts online also will have the opportunity to award additional funds to the areas they care about most through hourly and daylong challenges.

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Make a plan to give tomorrow on Rutgers Giving Day.