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About the Foundation

Rutgers University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that powers fundraising and alumni relations efforts for Rutgers University. Its structure, which includes a fully integrated foundation and alumni association, positions it as a truly alumni-centric advancement operation. With more than 250 full-time employees, multiple record-breaking fundraising years, and a base of more than 530,000 (and counting) living alumni, the philanthropic potential of the foundation is limitless.

We pride ourselves on employee-centric growth, bold ideas, and strategic risk-taking. Tell us about your career aspirations so that we can work together to help you achieve them. Our aim is simple: to be the preferred advancement employer in the region.

Organizational Structure

The foundation president oversees both the foundation and the alumni association and communicates directly with the university president. Collaboration and alignment on priorities and goals means that the foundation is always at the forefront of university developments.

Core Purpose

The sole mission of Rutgers University Foundation, since its founding in 1973, is to support Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and to help it attain excellence in education, research, and public service. By building relationships with alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and other supporters, the foundation raises money for, and matches donors’ interests to, Rutgers’ priorities, as set forth by university leadership.

We inspire philanthropic support and enduring connections with alumni and friends, enabling Rutgers to transform lives.

Core Purpose

About the University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an academic, health, and research powerhouse that harnesses world-class talent, resources, and expertise to improve the human condition, in New Jersey and around the world. Appointed in 2020, President Jonathan Holloway is leading Rutgers at the most exciting moment of its more than 250-year history. Rutgers is made up of four chancellor-led units, each with its own strategic plan in support of the university.

New Brunswick
Led by Chancellor Christopher Molloy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick conducts life-changing research and offers a premier education in a diverse community of ideas and change-makers. It consists of more than 49,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, approximately 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 degree-granting schools, more than 175 research centers, a premier Honors College, Douglass Residential College for women, and much more. Learn more.

Led by Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Rutgers University–Newark is a leading urban research university that leverages diversity and high-impact scholarship to cultivate the talent essential to transform communities and change the world. It offers more than 40 majors and awards approximately 60 doctoral degrees, 1,000 graduate degrees, and 1,200 baccalaureate degrees each year. Rutgers University–Newark is consistently ranked as the most diverse national university in the United States. Learn more.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Led by Chancellor Brian L. Strom, RBHS is an academic health leader that is shaping the future of human health, pioneering breakthroughs, and integrating care to make the world well. RBHS is comprised of eight schools and seven centers/institutes, and includes academic, patient care, and research facilities. Learn more.

Led by Chancellor Margaret Marsh, Rutgers University–Camden delivers a highly personalized learning experience driven by focused research and civic engagement, fueled by its increasingly dynamic urban environment, to shape the next generation of diverse leaders. As the Rutgers of South Jersey, it delivers the academic heft expected from a powerhouse public research university, offering 38 undergraduate majors and 29 graduate programs across 4 schools and colleges. Learn more.


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