It starts with you

Transforming Students - Transforming Lives: The Campaign for Rider University is an $80 million campaign that invests in Rider University. With the support of loyal alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and corporate and foundation partners, we've almost reached our goal ensuring Rider’s educational vision will continue to strengthen to meet the needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s workforce.

Our remaining campaign goals are broken down into three distinct priorities:

$3.5M

Building Rider's endowment

$13M

Investing in our campus

$1.3M

Strengthening Rider's Annual Fund

Time to transform

Your support ensures Rider will continue to enhance the lives of students, both now and in the future. 

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A focus on the future

The University today continues to evolve, launching new programs, developing innovative partnerships and enhancing its living and learning environment. Our three campaign priorities are designed to ensure the University’s continued vibrancy and long-term stability, and allow us to continue to bring out the very best in our students.

Building Rider’s endowment

Currently about 33% of students pursuing a degree at Rider are the first in their families to attend college. These students often have fewer financial resources to rely on for college funding. Endowed scholarships help by ensuring that every student who has earned admission to Rider is able to attend. Unrestricted endowments provide additional support, ensuring Rider can respond to emergent needs as they arise.

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Stella Johnson

Why your gift matters

For more than a century and half, Rider University has been a place where students have come to realize their full potential. The chance to develop critical career skills and lifelong friendships, to participate in engaged learning opportunities and meaningful campus activities, these experiences and more are supported by donors and play a vital role in preparing Rider students for fulfilling careers.

"Rider gave me an understanding of who I wanted to be, and since then, I grew into that person."

Stella Johnson ‘20
professional basketball player, Washington Mystics