Why Give | Annual Giving Programs

Why Give

Today more than ever before, your support affects people’s lives in a direct and immediate way. Whether providing scholarships for students, helping families through our community programs, or support to our hospitals, you can make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Annual gifts are important to the University because these funds can be used to meet the immediate needs of a particular school, unit, department or program and are used in their entirety in the year they are received. The University’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.

With so many initiatives to choose from, you are sure to find an area that you are passionate about. You can choose from a wide array of funds that assist with scholarships, faculty recruitment, cutting-edge research, health care and community programs, the arts and culture, and much more.

Your annual gift to the University of Rochester or its Medical Center - of any amount - has a tremendous impact on so many people. It is only with your annual support that we can continue to grow as a world-renowned educational institution and innovative Medical Center.

Meliora, “ever better”, is more than our motto at the University of Rochester - it is the foundation for Rochester’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, and Create. We continually strive to build on our distinctive strengths in science, engineering, health care, education, business, and music—seeking new solutions that advance the Rochester experience and benefit humankind.

When undergraduate alumni give to the University, it not only improves our overall national ranking and recognition, a higher participation rate also increases the value of our degrees.

Learn more about the impact you can have
on the University of Rochester
and its Medical Center: