Ways to Give

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There are many ways to make a gift to Rutgers University—whether you prefer a direct contribution, a stock donation, or a matching gift. All gifts are received and managed by Rutgers University Foundation. Since its founding in 1973, the foundation’s mission has been to ensure that support from donors is managed in accordance with their wishes and provides the maximum benefit to the university with the hope that this impact will reach far beyond Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. To make a gift by credit card, please use our secure online giving form.

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Give by phone

Call 848-932-8020 to learn how to make a gift, where to direct your contribution or more about supporting Rutgers.

Give by check or money order

If paying by check or money order, please use this form, make your check or money order payable to Rutgers University Foundation, and mail it to:

Rutgers University Foundation
P.O. Box 193
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0193

Estate and Gift Planning

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Rutgers University and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. To learn more about estate and gift planning email giftplanningoffice@ruf.rutgers.edu or visit giftplans.rutgers.edu.

Make a legacy gift

Creating a legacy gift will have an impact on generations of students, but costs nothing today. It’s also an easy way to join the Colonel Henry Rutgers Society. We’ve partnered with FreeWill to give you a free online resource for creating your will and making a legacy gift. Get started for free here.

Give from your IRA

If you’re 70 and 1/2 or older, you’re eligible to create a tax-free gift from your IRA to support Rutgers. We have a free tool to help you learn more, get started on your IRA gift, or request a tax acknowledgment letter for a gift you’ve already made. Get started here.

Give securities and stocks

Making a gift of appreciated securities can be a great tax-efficient way to support Rutgers. Donating stock to Rutgers can help you reduce or eliminate capital gains tax. Use this free resource to help complete your stock gift to Rutgers quickly and easily. You can also notify us by email of your plan to donate stock to Rutgers.

Give by wire transfer

To wire transfer funds to Rutgers, contact the Gift Accounting Office at 848-932-8020 for instructions.

Make matching gifts

Many companies and foundations sponsor matching gift programs for their employees’ philanthropic interests. These companies may be willing to double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees or their spouses. You will be recognized for the full amount of your gift plus any employer match.

*** Please note that many corporate matching gift programs use a third party portal to process their matching gifts. In order to make sure your gift funds are properly routed, please select RUTGERS UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION [EIN/tax id 23-7318742] and you can note in the purpose/description field of the portal the name of the school/unit/fund you are looking to support. ***

Browse our matching gift database or contact your company’s human resources department to find out if it has a matching gift program.