Rider launches Faculty and Staff Giving Challenge

Contributions support scholarships, The Rider Fund and important student initiatives
Diane Cornell

Rider University’s Faculty and Staff Giving Challenge, All In, starts today, Feb. 4. Organized by University Advancement, the All In challenge is an important opportunity to support Rider students through a gift to any college, department, scholarship or initiative of one’s choice at the University.

“Everyone who makes a gift sets a positive example of the importance of philanthropy to their coworkers and to our students, both now and as our students transition to become alumni,” says Donna Green, senior director of development. “Participation can be just as important as the size of the gift itself.”

Gifts can be made through payroll deduction or check or by visiting

“I cannot imagine a better place to work or a more important mission to support than what we do here,” says Gabriella Hill, the associate director of philanthropy and parent engagement who is leading the All In initiative. “Through a gift or pledge, you deepen your already valuable impact on students by providing them with critical resources and you have the opportunity to enhance programs that mean the most to you."

The Giving Challenge will last nine weeks and the division with the highest participation will be recognized with an assortment of treats from The Gingered Peach, a local bakery, once the challenge concludes. In addition, faculty and staff who make a gift will receive an exclusive lapel pin.

“The generosity of faculty and staff in supporting Rider’s programs and the success of its students underscores our collective belief in the mission of the University, in the work we do here and the students we help educate,” says Karin Klim, vice president of University Advancement. “It sends a bold message to our alumni, our friends and our colleagues. I urge everybody to declare that they are All In by making a gift during this challenge.”

The All In Faculty and Staff Giving Challenge will run from Feb. 4 through April 8. Gifts can be directed to any area of the University. For more information, visit