Alumni & Giving
When you give to Rochester University, you help us continue fulfilling our mission of preparing students of personal and professional success as they serve in God’s world. Get started creating your legacy at Rochester University by learning about the different gift options available to you. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you support for RU. These are a few areas where philanthropic support is needed most.
Opportunities for Supporting RU
Student Scholarship Fund
RU is growing and developing new programs every academic year. In addition to raising funds for such initiatives, the university must raise supplemental funding for annual operational costs. The student scholarship fund provides scholarships, library resources, technology, faculty and staff salaries, academic programs and alumni activities.
Shinsky Athletic Complex
Finishing our sports complex in Phase II of the “Rise Together. Stand Apart.” campaign will reinforce our strong belief that incredible RU victories lie ahead.
You can partner with Rochester University through a number of estate planning methods including wills, bequests, charitable gift annuities, IRA rollovers, charitable trusts and more. When you include RU in your will or estate, you become a member of the Heritage Society and leave a lasting legacy on the Warrior community.
Named endowed scholarship opportunities begin at $10,000. These scholarships are normally named for the donor, but can also be named in honor of another individual. Founders of endowed scholarships are invited to annual scholarship events to meet their scholarship recipients. Contact the Development & Alumni Relations Office at 248-218-2021 or development@rochesterU.edu for more information.
Memorial & Honor Gifts
Many friends and alumni remember loved ones through memorial and honor gifts. Such gifts can be designated for a specific purpose or can be donated to meet student scholarship needs within the university. The family of the honored is notified of the gift.
Senior Class Gift
Commemorate graduation by making a gift of any amount in support of student scholarships and take your place in Rochester University’s legacy of Warrior Pride. The tradition of giving connects you, our newest alumni, to the next generation of students following in your footsteps.
RU Debit & Credit Card
Show the world your Rochester University Warrior Pride with your RU debit or credit card from Chief Financial Credit Union. Earn rewards for yourself and increase the Share the Rewards monthly donation to the Rochester University Student Scholarship Fund with every purchase!