Giving Advances the Common Good
Making Rutgers' Excellence Possible
Donors fund access to education, the advancement of our beloved community, and research for the common good.
The Maida Public Interest Fellowships have sponsored more than 240 Rutgers Law School fellows contributing 90,000 pro bono hours to homelessness policy, youth incarceration, fair housing, and more. James (’90) and Sharon (’97) Maida make the program possible, contributing $1.84 million since 2015.
Rutgers–Newark and financial services technology provider Fiserv, Inc. are creating the Fiserv-RU-N Program for Inclusive Innovation—a center that includes an innovation lab, fintech research, support for local entrepreneurs, annual scholarships, and student preparation for jobs and internships. Fiserv is funding the program with a $5.15 million gift.
The Rutgers Youth Behavioral Health Initiative delivers compassionate, evidence-based services to young people thanks to an initial $30 million commitment from Marlene Brandt (’80). Following the 2021 groundbreaking for the Brandt Behavioral Health and Treatment Center, work continues to fund the initiative’s full vision.
Translating cutting-edge research into revolutionary therapies, the Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey began with a $25 million anonymous gift. More than 3,000 donors gave $6.3 million to the institute last year.
The joint initiative in Population and Prevention Sciences, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s $4 million grant, supports the Child Health Institute of New Jersey and the Division of Population Health, Quality, and Implementation Sciences of the Department of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.