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Dollars: $105,075,203.00

ABOUT

With President Ali Houshmand at the helm, Rowan University has set a course unlike any other institution and is rising to meet the need of redefining public higher education. Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University, the institution’s most ambitious and comprehensive campaign to date, will engage alumni, friends and partners to support the entire University and propel areas critical to our continued growth and impact.

Raise $120 million through private philanthropy

Generate engagement by reinforcing relationships with all constituents

Create a culture of philanthropy

CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University is an opportunity for our philanthropic partners to help us continue to rise to new heights of excellence. This campaign reflects our steadfast commitment to ensure rising possibilities through funding for three key areas:

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Changing a student’s life

Rowan University is committed to educating the whole student. This campaign will provide support that fosters a well-rounded experience for all students including scholarships, research opportunities, internships and community engagement and service initiatives. These resources will ensure students can discover their passions, make new connections, become bold thinkers and achieve academic success that leads to successful careers.

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Supporting new discoveries

Rowan faculty are the foundation on which our strong programs, innovative research and student success are built. This campaign will ensure that the University can attract the best minds in research and inquiry and allow them to expand boundaries and drive innovation. We are committed to investing in educators and scholars who are dedicated to solving real-world problems and changing lives—while guiding, challenging and inspiring our students.

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Providing learning and living environments that inspire

A dynamic, inviting and well-designed campus helps transform the ways we can meet the educational needs of 21st century learners. This campaign will attract resources to recruit and retain exceptional faculty members and create spaces that foster collaboration, research excellence and experiential learning. By providing environments where students and faculty can thrive, we can allow them to better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

LEADERSHIP

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will support students, faculty, facilities and research for decades to come. Leading this effort are our Campaign Co-chairs—leaders who have strong connections to Rowan University.

Lawrence J. Salva ’77, Virginia Rowan Smith, Linda Rohrer, Jean Edelman ’81, and President Ali A. Houshmand

Lawrence J. Salva ’77, Virginia Rowan Smith, Linda Rohrer, Jean Edelman ’81, and President Ali A. Houshmand

Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D.
Under the visionary leadership of President Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan University has been steadily rising to new heights. By championing new and creative ways to deliver superior higher education, Dr. Houshmand continues to shape the future of the University. Read More »

Lawrence J. Salva ’77
Larry, a 1977 graduate, and his wife, Rita, have provided generous support for initiatives across the University including scholarships for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Communication & Creative Arts. Read More »

Virginia (Ginny) Rowan Smith
A tremendous supporter of Rowan, Ginny and her family are carrying on her parents’ legacy through philanthropy that continues to have a broad and lasting impact on the University including the College of Engineering, the performing arts and beyond. Read More »

Linda Rohrer
Through the William G. Rohrer Foundation, Linda has made a tremendous impact on Rowan University and its students, providing support for initiatives within the William G. Rohrer College of Business and the School of Osteopathic Medicine. Read More »

Jean Edelman ’81
An alumna of the University, Jean ’81 and her husband, Ric ’80, have made transformative investments in the University’s efforts to further STEM education including support for the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park and the Edelman Planetarium. Read More »

FIND YOUR CAUSE

Your generosity advances education and research across the institution. Explore below the many areas you can support—whether you choose to give to your College, a specific department or another fund or initiative, you decide how your gift will change lives.

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William G. Rohrer College of Business

William G. Rohrer College of Business

The William G. Rohrer College of Business is at the forefront of business education innovation. The College provides students with the tools necessary to become career ready, navigate the job and internship search process and graduate with the ability to find meaningful employment. With the help of the Center for Professional Development and other vital resources, the College ensures students have an experiential advantage.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the William G. Rohrer College of Business. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s business scholars, entrepreneurs and innovators into the future. Your support will broaden the College’s impact as it focuses on becoming South Jersey’s center for next generation thinking, strategic problem solving and business acumen and provides a transformative academic experience for students.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

$5M gift supports RCB Honors student recruitment


A room to collaborate provides room to grow

Contact Information

Joseph A. Delgado
Senior Director of Development
Rohrer College of Business
856-256-5227
delgadoj@rowan.edu

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Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is built upon four foundations: Educate. Innovate. Lead. Serve. CMSRU believes that weaving these four values into every aspect of the School will ensure its graduates are the physician leaders of tomorrow. The School’s mission is grounded in providing a humanistic education in the art and science of medicine within a scientific and scholarly community where inclusivity, excellence in patient care, innovative teaching, research and service to its community are valued.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s medical scholars and innovators into the future. Your support will broaden CMSRU’s impact as it focuses on creating a culture centered on teamwork, professionalism and empathy while producing excellently trained physicians who will care for the residents of New Jersey and beyond.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

Contact Information

Felicia Gordon-Riehman
Director of Development
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
856-361-28457
riehman@rowan.edu

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College of Communication & Creative Arts

College of Communication & Creative Arts

The College of Communication & Creative Arts at Rowan University is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, providing students with an understanding of communication and creative arts theory and practical application that empowers them in their future career, civic and personal endeavors. The College is committed to developing and implementing rigorous and stimulating curricula, creating opportunities for student engagement, guiding creative and artistic development and enhancing students’ critical thinking abilities.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the College of Communication & Creative Arts. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s communication and creative arts scholars and innovators into the future. Your support will broaden the College’s impact as it continues to innovate its curriculum to meet industry and student demand and works to create opportunities for student engagement, growth and success.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

Twice the passion, twice the impact


Love for Rowan faculty continues

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School of Earth & Environment

School of Earth & Environment

From climate change to sea level rise to environmental restoration, students in the School of Earth & Environment learn the issues and acquire the tools to make a difference in the world. The School’s degree programs offer an unparalleled level of hands-on field experience and career preparation, while the nearby Edelman Fossil Park provides an outdoor laboratory for exploring Earth’s ancient life. Access to this world-class site sets our programs apart and quickly immerses students in the world of research.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the School of Earth & Environment. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s earth and environment scholars and innovators into the future. Your support will broaden the School’s impact as it focuses on providing a transformative academic experience for students, developing high-quality research and supporting outreach efforts and STEM activities.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

Gift honors legacy of fossil enthusiast


Edelmans’ commit $25M for University’s fossil park

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College of Education

College of Education

Rowan University has a historic and unwavering commitment to preparing education professionals who will demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to realize outstanding success. With a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement and innovation in scholarship, the College of Education continues to develop programs and initiatives to strengthen its commitment to research, innovation and community engagement.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the College of Education. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s education scholars into the future. Your support will broaden the College’s impact on regional, national and global communities by developing practitioners prepared to use their insights, knowledge and contributions to transform our global society.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

From Scholarship to Friendship


Scholarship rewards students passionate about education

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Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

A national leader in engineering education, the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering provides a unique, minds-on, hands-on experience that is distinct and is routinely recognized for its innovation and commitment to excellence. The College proudly maintains a state-of-the-art research and academic environment, seeks to improve its programs and strengthens the opportunities available for its students and faculty.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s engineering scholars and innovators into the future. Your support will broaden the College’s impact as it launches in-demand programs, facilitates cutting edge research and continues its position as an elite undergraduate engineering program.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

Engineering a legacy of support


KEEN partnership supports engineering education

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Honors College

Honors College

The Honors College at Rowan University emphasizes challenging coursework for high achieving and intellectually curious students taught by top faculty from different disciplines in every College in the University. Through these enhanced educational experiences, students become accomplished independent thinkers, researchers and leaders prepared for successful graduate study or professional careers and contributing members of their communities.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the Honors College. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s honors scholars, entrepreneurs and innovators into the future. Your support will broaden the College’s impact as it focuses on providing transformative academic and extra-curricular experience for students—preparing them for successful lives in graduate and professional school or meaningful employment.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Guided by a vision to Empower, Transform and Engage, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences offer students an educational experience that will help them succeed in a rapidly-changing, globally interdependent world. The College teaches students to think independently, to understand that the more they learn the more they can learn and that education enhances creativity—and works to develop students’ skills in critical thinking, research and communication.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan Universitywill raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s humanities and social sciences scholars into the future. Your support will broaden the College’s impact as it strives to equip students with skills that will guide them into the future and prepare them for continually evolving 21st century career paths.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

Scholarship honors legacy of late economics professor Dr. Bela Mukhoti


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College of Performing Arts

College of Performing Arts

Students in the College of Performing Arts exhibit a commitment and a passion for artistic expression and exploration, collaborating with world-class faculty, staff and guest artists to create a vibrant arts community at Rowan University. The College provides an environment where students can develop their skills as artists, educators, producers, performers, directors, designers, dancers and dreamers, and are able to learn and thrive.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the College of Performing Arts. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s performing arts scholars and innovators into the future. Your support will broaden the College’s impact and efforts to offer vibrant and engaging arts education and outreach and create a place that celebrates the vitality, diversity and creativity of the performing arts while expanding access to these experiences.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

Summer Camp tunes students in to career options


Planned gift is instrumental vehicle in giving back

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College of Science & Mathematics/School of Health Professions

College of Science & Mathematics/School of Health Professions

The College of Science & Mathematics/School of Health Professions dedicates itself to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education as well as research. The College promotes a student-centered approach to learning in a research-rich environment, both inside and outside of the classroom. Its programs prepare students to function in a multi-cultural and economically interdependent world and to succeed in any industry they choose.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the College of Science & Mathematics/School of Health Professions. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s science, mathematics and health professions scholars into the future. Your support will broaden the College’s impact as it focuses on developing active learning that impacts students through hands-on activities and interaction and creating new curriculum for 21st century careers.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

Honoring an Entrepreneur’s Legacy


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Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

For over 40 years, the School of Osteopathic Medicine has trained skillful, compassionate, culturally-competent and diverse physicians to become leaders in their communities. With programs that are nationally recognized for educational excellence in primary care, geriatric education and osteopathic manipulative medicine, the School nurtures an environment that strives toward a common goal—to serve patients. An emphasis on primary health care and community health services reflects the School’s osteopathic philosophy.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the School of Osteopathic Medicine. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s medical scholars and innovators into the future. Your support will broaden the School’s impact as it focuses on its commitment to excellence in medical education, research and patient care and to meeting the health and medical needs of New Jersey and the nation with the best physicians.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

Alumni establish SOM medical student scholarship


Award supports medical education: JT Tai & Co. Foundation to RowanSOM

Contact Information

Gail L. Forman, J.D.
Senior Director of Development
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
856-566-6635
forman@rowan.edu

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Rowan University Athletics

Rowan University Athletics

Rowan University Athletics is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. With a primary mission to cultivate a community, embrace learning and competitive greatness in both sport and life, the program has a tradition of success on and off the playing field. The Profs are well-known competitors on the national and regional level with Rowan athletes who are dedicated to their sport and academics.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within University Athletics. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s student-athletes into the future. Your support will broaden impact of Rowan University Athletics as it provides student-athletes with exceptional opportunities to be leaders on the field and in the classroom—as well as in their chosen career.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

NCAA grant funds Prof Academy


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Rowan University Libraries

Rowan University Libraries

Rowan University Libraries continues to grow and change to meet the needs of the dynamic institution it serves. A leader in access, service, and user experience, Rowan University Libraries anticipates and fulfills the curricular, research and clinical information needs of its community. The Libraries strive for excellence in every effort and work to offer accessible and innovative resources, support student and faculty success and create a dynamic learning experience.

Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University will raise $120 million to support a variety of initiatives throughout the institution and within the Rowan University Libraries. Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fueling the intellectual ambitions of Rowan’s scholars into the future. Your support will broaden the Libraries’ impact as it focuses on providing superior educational resources and opportunities to increase student and faculty research and scholarship.

Our Priorties

Changing A Student's Life

At Rowan University our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience that ensures they have enhanced opportunities as they work to achieve bright futures.

Supporting New Discoveries

Every day, Rowan University faculty members work to solve real-world problems and change lives and we are committed to expanding our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars, mentors and teachers.

Creating Learning and Living Environments that Inspire

Rowan students and faculty need supportive spaces in which to work, create and learn—we are committed to providing environments where they can better themselves, their disciplines and their communities.

Our Stories

Support from generous donors allows us to enhance the student experience — creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them reach their full potential.

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STORIES

RISING as A Leader, Inspiring Women To Take More Risks

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RISING TO “DO JUSTICE” AND EMPOWER A COMMUNITY

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RISING to Find A Cure While Shaping Future Doctors

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Events/News

Join President Ali Houshmand, University leaders, alumni and friends for a special evening to celebrate Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University or read more about some of our donors and the impact their generosity has made during this historic campaign.

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Red Bank, NJ


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Philadelphia, PA


26 MAR
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New York, New York


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Mt. Laurel, NJ


News

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Philanthropist Funds Pet Therapy Program


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Alumna Transforms College-To-Career Experience


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Foundation Chair Donates $100K to Honor late Coach Tony Lisa


Frequently Asked Questions

Rowan University has set a bold vision for its future. To ensure that Rowan remains a leader in providing exemplary public higher education, we need the assistance and engagement of our alumni, friends and partners. Philanthropy is critical in securing support for the students, faculty, facilities, research, and academic initiatives that will fuel areas critical to the University’s continued growth, success and impact.

A comprehensive fundraising campaign is an extended fundraising effort that counts all dollars raised from all private sources during its timeframe. Comprehensive campaigns are a concerted effort to broadly mobilize every college, department and area to focus on the overall advancement of the institution.

Most comprehensive university campaigns are extensive, multiyear efforts. Typically, the first several years of the campaign are spent in the advanced planning phase, which determines what the priority projects will be and how feasible it will be to fund these initiatives. We began the silent phase of the campaign in 2014. The campaign launched publicly on April 5, 2019 and is expected to conclude in June 2020.

Endowments are significant gifts because they provide a dependable, perpetual source of funding. Whether established to create a lasting personal legacy or to memorialize or honor an individual, endowments offer a meaningful way to benefit future generations. Endowed funds differ from other funds in that the total amount of the gift is invested. Each year, only a portion of the invested income is spent, while the remainder adds to the growth of the principal. Endowed funds may be established over a period of up to five years.

Endowed professorships and chairs are funded in perpetuity. The income from endowments provides continuous funding for professor and chair salaries and their teaching and research activities. Endowed professorships and chairs help attract and retain nationally and internationally recognized leaders in academic disciplines; high-achieving, early-career faculty sought after by other institutions; and other accomplished scholars in higher education. These positions also elevate the stature of a college or school and signal its expertise in particular areas of research.

Every gift helps move the University closer to achieving the campaign goal. No matter the size, all gifts truly make a difference, funding scholarships, academic programs, facility enhancements and more.

Contact Us

Learn more about how you can get involved and help support Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University. We look forward to answering any questions you may have and to helping you fulfill your philanthropic interests and goals by identifying causes, programs or initiatives that are meaningful to you.

Susan Walsh
Managing Administrative Assistant for the Senior VP
856-256-4159
walshs@rowan.edu

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