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.