About the Parent Fund

The Rutgers Parents Fund is an annual campaign that provides parents and family members of current students and alumni the opportunity to support our students with a personal donation.  Gifts to the Parents Fund contribute to our students’ success by funding many areas within the university, including our libraries, career services and important on campus activities.

Gifts to the Rutgers Parents Fund support student services in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden, so all students are impacted through unrestricted donations to this fund. These resources are crucial to students during their time at Rutgers and after graduation.  By making a gift, parents can demonstrate their Rutgers pride, and enhance their student’s experience as a Scarlet Knight.

Rutgers parents have a tradition of giving back to the university. In fact, over the last few years, over $1,000,000 has been contributed by parents. All parents have the opportunity to make a gift of any size today.  Please consider supporting our students and donate today.

About the Rutgers University Foundation

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.

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