Donor Relations

Donor Relations

Rider University is committed to promoting a greater understanding of and involvement with the university among its constituencies. We vow to recognize our donors with expressions of appreciation, customer service, and stewardship. Our promise is to:

  • Acknowledge any and all contributions in a timely, accurate, and appropriate manner
  • Recognize donors in meaningful ways that faithfully adhere to any stated wishes regarding anonymity and other levels of public disclosure
  • Report to donors in a consistent and accurate manner on the use and impact of their financial contributions

Rider University has many Gift Clubs, but many of our most generous donors are members of the President’s Society of Donors, the university’s most prestigious donor recognition organization, or the Legacy Society, which recognizes those who give to the university through deferred gifts.

Lawrenceville Campus Gift Clubs

President’s Society Gift Clubs
Founders' Club $5,000 and over
Franklin B. Moore Club $2,500 – $4,999
President's Club $1,000 – $2,499
Recognition Gift Clubs
Andrew J. Rider Club $500 – $999
Bronc Club $300 – $499
Century Club $100 – $299
Westminster Choir College Gift Clubs
Williamson Society $25,000 and over
Chairman’s Circle $10,000 – $24,999
Maestro’s Guild $5,000 – $9,999
Bristol Sponsors $2,500 – $4,999
Talbott Partners $1000 – $2,499
Quadrangle Club $500 – $999
Seabrook Associates $300 – $499
Chorus of Support $100 – $299

The President’s Society of Donors

Members of the President’s Society of Donors are leaders in providing financial support that broadens the Rider University student experience and ensures that the institution has the resources to continue to offer the finest possible education. Their generosity demonstrates their pride in the University’s achievements and their belief that a Rider education plays a critical role in society.

The President’s Society of Donors recognizes individuals who are committed to an exceptional level of generosity to Rider University. It aims to encourage excellence in higher education through annual financial support to the institution. Gifts may be unrestricted, benefiting the university's greatest current need, or restricted at the donor’s preference. Club membership is determined upon cumulative giving during a fiscal year and also includes projected corporate matching gifts.

Leonard Olsen Legacy Society

The Olsen and Westminster Legacy Societies were established to recognize, honor, and thank those who have created a provision in their wills or estate plans to benefit Rider University and Westminster Choir College, and who have informed the University of their commitment. These provisions include all planned gifts, such as gifts that provide life income payments to you (e.g., charitable trusts or gift annuities, bequests, and paid life insurance).

Members of The President's and Legacy Societies receive the following benefits:

  • Acknowledgment in the University’s Honor Roll of Donors
  • Special invitations to attend various University events

For more information about giving clubs or donor recognition, please contact:

Ilyndove F. Healy
Director of Annual Giving

Dan Pinto
Associate Director of Planned Giving