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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 500,000 (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

Over the past few years, Rutgers University Foundation has celebrated many milestones with the university it serves: Rutgers’ 250th anniversary, the creation of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, our entrance into the Big Ten Conference®, and the successful completion of a $1 billion campaign. We have embraced change and responded to the charge of developing a best-practice organization.

To build on our momentum and clearly define our aspirations, we developed the following core purpose: We inspire philanthropic support and enduring connections with alumni and friends, enabling Rutgers to transform lives.

Fulfilling this purpose means that we must develop and nurture a culture of philanthropy at Rutgers, as we prepare for our upcoming campaign. Join us to play a leading role in achieving the university’s aspirations. It is an exciting time to be a part of the team.

Core Purpose

About the University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Appointed in 2012, President Robert Barchi is leading Rutgers at one of the most exciting moments 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 is the flagship home of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 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 offers more than 40 majors and awards approximately 60 doctoral degrees, 1,000 graduate degrees, and 1,200 baccalaureate degrees each year. Areas of study include the arts and humanities, life and physical sciences, business, social sciences, law, public affairs and criminal justice. 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 takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. RBHS is comprised of eight schools and seven centers/institutes, and includes academic, patient care, and research facilities. Learn more.

Led by Chancellor Phoebe Haddon, Rutgers University–Camden offers 38 undergraduate majors and 29 graduate programs across 4 schools and colleges. As the Rutgers of South Jersey, it delivers the academic heft expected from a powerhouse public research university and focuses that energy—in teaching, research, and civic engagement—within the greater Delaware Valley. Learn more.


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