Give to the University of Rochester

How To Give


Provide the amount you would like to give, the area you would like to support, and other personal information using our secure gift form. 


Print this gift form and mail a check payable to the University of Rochester to Gift and Donor Services at this address:

University of Rochester
Office of Gift and Donor Records
300 East River Road
P.O. Box 270032
Rochester, NY 14627

Wire Funds

Contact Gift and Donor Services at (585) 275-4564 for specific instructions.

Payroll Deduction

If you’re a University of Rochester employee, you can enroll online through OneRochester. You can also complete the payroll deduction form and mail it to Gift and Donor Records at RC Box 270032 or fax to 585-273-4558. Any questions can be directed to Gift and Donor Records at 585-275-4564

Types of Giving


There are more than 200 annual funds across the University of Rochester and its Medical Center. These are unrestricted, current-use funds that provide school, unit, and department leaders with the ability to take advantage of new opportunities and meet unexpected needs. They typically support operations, educational programs, scholarships, research, patient care, improvements to facilities, and similar initiatives. Learn more.


Endowment gifts are invested and managed by the University in perpetuity. A portion of the investment earnings is spent, while the original gifts are preserved as principal. In this way, endowed gifts have far greater earning power; a one-time gift lasts forever. Learn more.


Gift planning helps you integrate your personal and family financial goals with your charitable giving. We would be pleased to work with you and your professional advisor to develop a gift plan. Learn more.

Make A Gift

A gift of any amount to one of the hundreds of available funds at the University and its Medical Center provides critical support that can be used immediately to help students, the faculty, researchers, patients, and thousands of others who benefit from the University’s service.

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Where To Give


We seek to ensure that every qualified student, regardless of family finances, can afford to attend the University. These are tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and difference-makers. Your support will allow us to continue to shape a diverse learning community, while attracting high performing, intellectually curious students.

We are able to bring Meliora to life through state-of-the-art buildings and their classrooms, research labs, medical treatment centers, performance spaces, athletic facilities, and supporting areas and equipment. Your support allows us to be ever better for our students, faculty, patients, and the surrounding community.


Our faculty members are among those who are leading efforts to address humanity’s most pressing and complex problems. They are also intellectual catalysts who challenge our students to pursue innovation and new knowledge. Your support helps us continually attract, and retain, the best minds and most innovative thinkers, while providing them with funds to conduct groundbreaking research.


We continually strive to build on our distinctive strengths in science, engineering, health care, education, business, and music. Your support contributes to the solutions that enhance the Rochester experience and advance our mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better.


Our donors are alumni, parents, faculty and staff members, grateful patients, and close friends. We recognize their leadership, dedication, and generosity by naming them as members to these exclusive groups: