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Your gift to the Annual Fund at the University of Rochester helps make great things happen. From providing scholarships that help put a University of Rochester education within reach for the most promising students, to providing leading-edge patient care to all who need it, gifts to the Annual Fund are critical to the success of the university.

Learn more about how your gift has helped:

Christopher Chang-Ross

"I chose to study nursing because I'm concerned about the ever increasing economic diversity in the U.S. which is outpacing the preparation of nurses to meet this country's growing health-care demands."

Christopher Chang-Ross
Nursing 2010

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"As I began preparing for medical school, I was concerned about how I would afford it. Thanks to the generous contributions of alumni, I am now able to transform a dream into reality."

Roseanna Guzman

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"I will forever be grateful to the alumni and supporters of Simon who have opened up many doors for me and made my goals that much easier to achieve."

Kristin Osmundsen
MBA Candidate 2009
Finance and Public Accounting

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"I will always remember that my journey to the University of Rochester was made possible by the College Annual Fund and the alumni who support it.”

Linda Clough Class of 2011
Canandaigua, NY
B.A. in Statistics and minors in Political Science
and Film & Media Studies

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“We don’t ever want any other family to go through what we did. So if his story can help others, then that must be why he was given another chance at life.”

Becky Knowles, mother of Cameron Knowles
Golisano Children's Hospital patient

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"It really is participation that makes the biggest difference in a campaign like this – not just for our statistics, but because everyone sharing whatever resources they can with students who deserve this quality education creates a wealth of opportunities that would otherwise not be available."

Kyle Adams Class of 2009
Pittsford, NY
Major in Mechanical Engineering, minor in Economics and Certificate in Management Studies

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"They would talk with me, answer my questions. They didn't leave me guessing about anything. So long as you're not dealing with the unknown, you can handle it."

Howard Griffin
URMC Patient

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