Rider University continues to benefit from generous corporate and foundation support given through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. Begun in 1953, the Fund makes a single, united annual request to corporations and foundations on behalf of the 14 member colleges. For over 60 years, the Fund has continued to secure corporate financial support for the State’s independent colleges and to promote a greater understanding of the importance of maintaining the opportunity for choice between public and private education.

The Independent College Fund of New Jersey represents all of the State’s fully accredited, privately controlled colleges and universities, except those that are engaged primarily in religious studies.

The following donors contributed to the Fund in the calendar year 2017. Most gifts are allocated by formula although a number are designated to specific institutions. Support in 2017 for independent higher education in New Jersey through the Fund totaled $1,104,869.17.

AffinityLTC, LLC
Edward Aguiles, Ed.D.
Lynn L. Albala
Allergan Foundation
The Amgen Foundation
Archer Law
Peter Astor
Atlantic Health System
Mark Avondoglio
Jennifer Ayala
Bajor Family
Robert Balascio
Bank of America
C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc.
Baumeister & Samuels, PC
Bayonne Community Bank
Neil Becourtney, CPA
Best Friends Realty Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. H. Mercer Blanchard Jr.
Bloomfield College
Boston Consulting Group, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Estelle Bryk
California Casualty Management Co.
Capital One Bank
Thomas D. Carver
Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club
Celgene Corporation
Kevin Clancy
Clarke Caton Hintz, PC
James Clayton
Coca-Cola Foundation
CohnReznick, LLP
College of Saint Elizabeth
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Connell Foley, LLP
Conner Strong & Buckelew
Construction Technology Corporation
The Council of Independent Colleges
William J. Cozine
John Jay Crandall, AIA
Culinary Ventures Vending
John Dalton
Stewart A. Davis
Dorothy DeGennaro
Deloitte Services, LP
Dan DiFilippo
DiGroup Architecture, LLC
Joseph V. Doria Jr.
Drew University
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
East Coast Toyota-Scion
Enterprise Bank NJ
Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Environmental Waste Management Associates, LLC
Erbach Communications Group, Inc.
Ernst & Young, LLP
Facility Solutions Group, Inc.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Maureen & Robert Fazio
Michael Finetti
Felician University
Erica Ferry & Associates, LLC
Floyd Family Charitable Fund
John W. Galiardo
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Gentile
Georgian Court University
Gibbons, PC
Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP
Martha Clark Goss
Maureen Grant
Grassi & Co.
Haven Savings Bank
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Hayes
John P. Higgins
Maureen E. Hoffman
Hollister Construction Services, LLC
Trustees and Staff of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey
Investors Bank
Robert Jamison
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
JRS Architect, PC
Patricia Kowalski
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.
Donald and Gloria La Torre
Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union
Lyrics for Lucas Foundation
Donna Marciano
Mariner Wealth Advisors
Joseph Marsella
Nancy McCune
Joseph McLaughlin
Meeker Sharkey & Hurley
Steve Meetre
Dr. and Mrs. Francis J. Mertz
Lynn M. Mertz
MFS Fund Distributors, Inc.
Steven P. Missal
Monmouth University
Craig Morgenstern, CFA
New Jersey Alliance for Action
NJM Insurance Group
New Jersey Resources
NK Architects
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Novo Nordisk Inc.
Nina L. Obryk
Joan A. Panacek
Yvette & Geno Panella
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Papa
Estate of Nazario Paragano
Partners for Health Foundation
Pennoni Associates, Inc.
Charles Perruzzi
Pfizer Inc.
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
PNC Bancorp
Eileen L. Poiani
Robert J. Polakowski
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
PSEG Foundation
Henry Z. Ramberger
Residential Home Funding
Rider University
William B. Rogers
E. Burke Ross, Jr. Trust
Saint Peter’s University
Sales Executives Club of New Jersey Foundation
Richard and Angela Sanducci
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Schumann Hanlon, LLC
Joseph Scutellaro
Selective Group Foundation
Seton Hall University
Dennis Sevano
Joan Z. Shields
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Sobel & Company, LLC
Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Solter
Sordoni Construction Co.
Stevens Institute of Technology
William A. Stiller
Strategic Development Group
David Surrey
TD Bank
Torcon, Inc.
TOTE, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Tully
UPS Foundation
Thomas Wassel
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Sister Barbara A. Williams, RSM
Wohlsen Construction
Wyndham Worldwide Operations, Inc.
A. Zerega’s Sons, Inc.