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Together for Rochester

In today’s economic climate, charitable giving provides critical support for our mission of teaching, research, and patient care. By offering more financial aid and merit awards, we make a Rochester education more affordable for students and families. By supporting research, we improve our understanding of society’s most complex problems—from COVID-19 to the global water crisis, the economy, and more. By promoting equity and access, we will establish a more diverse student body.

Whether you are interested in helping students, investing in lifesaving health care, or supporting the humanities and the arts, a gift of any amount can really make a difference.

There are hundreds of funds available to address our University’s most immediate and pressing needs. This year, as part of the Together for Rochester Campaign, we are especially focused on supporting scholarships and research.

Scholarships + Financial Aid

Many families are struggling because of the pandemic and related economic hardships. The University has also suffered significant financial challenges. Help our current and future students better afford a University of Rochester education.

Scholarships, fellowships, and increased financial aid help to support the University’s commitment to access and affordability.

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Let’s do this.

For more information about how you can create a special gift and make a profound difference with your philanthropy, please contact Lisa Hall, Executive Director of College Advancement, at lisa.hall@rochester.edu.

Research

University researchers seek to create new knowledge and drive innovation. Charitable giving provides the “margin of excellence” financial resources that support this process.

Nobel Prize Laureate Arthur Kornberg ’41M (MD) once said, “If you think research is expensive, try disease.”
Academic research improves our understanding of major societal challenges and creates the foundation for advances in everything from COVID-19 to the global water crisis, the economy, and more.

At our newly-created Center for Coronavirus Research, scientists and clinicians are racing to develop tests, treatments, and a vaccine to beat COVID-19.

two women working in a lab wearing lab coats and protective glasses on computers
Angela Branche, MD

That’s the Rochester Effect–Rochester is on a relentless quest

The University of Rochester Medical Center is at the forefront of the pandemic response, including testing four of the six major coronavirus vaccine candidates. Angela Branche, MD, and David Topham, PhD, discuss how Rochester is contributing to the science needed right now.

Watch the video
Angela Branche, MD

That’s the Rochester Effect–Rochester is on a relentless quest

The University of Rochester Medical Center is at the forefront of the pandemic response, including testing four of the six major coronavirus vaccine candidates. Angela Branche, MD, and David Topham, PhD, discuss how Rochester is contributing to the science needed right now.

Watch the video
Angela Branche, MD

That’s the Rochester Effect–Rochester is on a relentless quest

The University of Rochester Medical Center is at the forefront of the pandemic response, including testing four of the six major coronavirus vaccine candidates. Angela Branche, MD, and David Topham, PhD, discuss how Rochester is contributing to the science needed right now.

Watch the video