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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.

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Arthur Satz

Cultural visionary, Arthur Satz, leaves the largest endowed gift ever to support the humanities at the University of Rochester

Arthur Satz—a music major from the University’s Class of 1951 and the late president emeritus at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID)—has bequeathed the largest endowed gift ever  in support of the humanities at the University of Rochester’s School of Arts & Sciences.  

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Dr. David Linehan in a suit being interviewed

“Together”—that’s when the magic starts to happen

David Linehan, MD, the Seymour I. Schwartz Professor in Surgery and chair of surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has dedicated his life to helping those with cancer. Research funding plays a critical role in his work—it attracts the best and brightest minds and results in more clinical trials and other treatment options for patients. According to Linehan, the magic starts to happen when it all comes together.

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Dr. David Linehan in a suit being interviewed

“Together”—that’s when the magic starts to happen

David Linehan, MD, the Seymour I. Schwartz Professor in Surgery and chair of surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has dedicated his life to helping those with cancer. Research funding plays a critical role in his work—it attracts the best and brightest minds and results in more clinical trials and other treatment options for patients. According to Linehan, the magic starts to happen when it all comes together.

Watch the video