University of Rochester

Giving Opportunities

Make a Gift

Your gift helps Rochester maintain the standard of excellence in teaching and research that has placed us among the top institutions in the country. When you join with other alumni, parents, and friends in supporting the University, you contribute to our efforts—Meliora!—to be “always better.”

There are several ways to give:

Giving by mail:
Write a check payable in U.S. dollars and send to:

University of Rochester
Office of Gift and Donor Records  
300 East River Road
P.O. Box 270032
Rochester, NY  14627

If you like, you may also print out a giving form and mail it with your check.

Gifts of Securities and Stocks:
By donating appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares that have been owned for more than one year, donors can avoid capital gains tax. They also receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift.

A security’s gift value is determined by its fair market value on the day you make the gift. In the case of certificates mailed to us, the date of gift is the date of mailing; if the shares are transferred to the University on the books of a broker or agent, then the gift date is the date of transfer.

To make a gift of securities or stock, please contact Debbie Rossi at 585 275-3903 for specific instructions. 

For More Help:
Please contact the office of Gift and Donor records for more assistance with any type of gift or questions about a donation you have made.

Toll-Free: 1-866-673-0181
Or dial: 1-585-275-8602

Consult the pages below for more details about giving opportunities.

Strategic Opportunities Fund

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Eastman School of Music

Eastman Community Music School

William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Memorial Art Gallery

River Campus Libraries

Friends of Rochester Athletics

University of Rochester Medical Center

Intelligent Giving: Insights and Strategies for Higher Education Donors (.pdf)

This report, prepared by the Council for Aid to Education, is designed to help donors decide how best to give to the University, for what purpose, and over what period of time.

Last modified: Friday, 20-Feb-2009 11:20:05 EST