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.

To explore various causes and support areas, and make a gift online, visit our crowdfunding website.

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.

Obituary Gifts

To direct gifts to the University of Rochester in a loved one’s obituary please use the following language. For guidance on including a specific designation, please call Gift and Donor Services at (585) 275-8602.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial gift to the University of Rochester by visiting or by mail to P.O. Box 270032, Rochester NY 14627-0032.

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 Annual Funds, please contact the Office of Gift and Donor Services at (585) 275-8602 or email for specific instructions.

Giving with cryptocurrency

For information about how to give cryptocurrency to the University of Rochester please visit these instructions.

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.