YOUR GIFT MATTERS
TO RIDER STUDENTS AND PARENTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear Alumni and Friends,
As we conclude a record-breaking fundraising year, I’m drawn to a quote from the famous American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Since the very beginning, Rider has been built on philanthropy, and this giving spirit continues to be a key to our future success. Time after time I find myself humbled by the generosity that lies within the thousands of loyal alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and community partners who steadfastly support our University. Your gifts make us stronger and provide momentum to propel us on our path forward.
Today this momentum is evident everywhere you turn. New academic programs are fueling our enrollment growth. Campus construction and renovations are transforming our living and learning facilities. Our Engaged Learning Program is connecting the learning students experience in the classroom to the professional and social world, creating a unique educational journey.
This year’s Honor Roll of Donors provides just a small window into the power of giving and how our caring community is coming together to help us achieve our goals. I encourage you to read the inspiring stories and see our list of valued donors. Every gift to Rider is meaningful. Whether you made your first gift in the past year or have made annual donations for decades, please accept my sincere gratitude. Saying thank you will never be enough, but I hope you know how deeply appreciative we truly are.
Gregorgy G. Dell'Omo, Ph.D.
President, Rider University