How to give

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


In the U.S.
To make your gift in the most secure way possible, use our secure gift form.

Outside of the U.S. – International
If you are outside of the United States and looking to make a gift, the most convenient way is to use our secure international gift form.

Payroll deduction

University of Rochester employees may choose to give through the convenience of payroll deduction. We encourage you to enroll online through OneRochester.

Gift planning & bequests

The University can help you integrate your personal and family financial goals with your charitable giving, and legacy planning.

By mail

You can print out a giving form and mail it with your check. Please make your check payable to the “University of Rochester” in U.S. dollars and send to:

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

IRA charitable rollover

For information on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover gift to the University of Rochester, please visit these instructions.

Gifts of securities & 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.

To make a gift of securities or stock, please contact us at (585) 275-8602.

Wiring funds

To wire funds to the University of Rochester, please use the instructions below. Contact the Office of Gift and Donor Services at (585) 275-8602 or email with questions.

JPMorgan Chase Bank
393 Madison Avenue Floor 22
New York, NY 10179

For ACH Delivery
Bank Routing Number: 028000024
Account Number: 20000012429731
Account Name: University of Rochester

For Wire Transfer/Foreign
Bank Routing Number: 021000021
General Bank Reference Address: JPMorgan Chase New York NY 10017
Account Number: 20000012429731
Account Name: University of Rochester
Reference: Donor Name

Donor information provided to the University of Rochester’s Office of Gift & Donor Records will only be used to process your gift and for University of Rochester communications. The University will not share or sell donor information, unless required by law.