Ever better is the story of Meliora

To make the world ever better, the University of Rochester must be ever better. That simple truth was the foundation of The Meliora Challenge, the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign that concluded in June 2016.

Now, it’s the philosophy of The Rochester Model.

The Rochester Model seeks to build on the momentum of The Meliora Challenge and further strengthen engagement and partnership within the University community.

Across our campuses and around the world, our students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends are helping us create a better society. Their efforts and impact are shared in their stories.

Meliora pole

University Advancement
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Tom Farrell

Community-raising
Tom Farrell ʼ88, ʼ90W (MS), senior vice president for Advancement, says the key to a stronger University is a community that cares deeply about its mission.

The Meliora Challenge
Together, we realized Meliora in historic fashion by raising more than $1.37 billion in our most ambitious fundraising campaign ever.