Corporate & Foundation Relations

Purpose

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as the liaison between Rider University and external partners, including corporations and foundations, to enhance the education of Rider’s students and provide opportunities for collaboration.  The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations works directly with administrators, faculty and staff at both Rider and Westminster campuses to prepare proposal submissions that represent the University’s academic, institutional and research priorities.

Rider faculty interested in reviewing grant procedures may visit the Grants and Research at Rider section.

Relationship Building and Philanthropy

Rider University seeks strategic partnerships with corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations that focus on areas of mutual interest and concern.   Of primary importance to Rider University is providing quality educational experiences for its students while establishing strong community, corporate and foundation relationships.  The Rider University faculty comprise a wealth of areas of expertise and creativity from which the greater Mercer County region can benefit.  Rider University and the Westminster Choir College welcome opportunities to explore potential synergies and collaborations.

Matching Gifts

Hundreds of companies match employee contributions to nonprofit organizations, and each year, contributions to Rider University from alumni and friends are doubled or even tripled thanks to these employee engagement programs.  

View details on how to seek a matching gift from your employer.

Acknowledging Our Corporate and Foundation Partners

The following companies and foundations are some of the many nonprofit organizations whose generous financial support and intellectual input have contributed to Rider University’s success.  Additional information on organizations and individuals who have contributed specifically to scholarships may be found at
Corporate and Foundation Partners