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Priorities for Support

Gifts to this fund give the college the flexibility to invest in students and programs and capitalize on emerging opportunities

Douglass Difference Annual Fund

Scholarship support for Douglass Residential College ensures that Douglass women have opportunities to reach their academic goals

Douglass Student Scholarship Support

Supporting a global education at Douglass Residential College helps students connect with the world through relevant coursework and study abroad

Educating Women Global Leaders at Douglass

Douglass leads the way for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) thanks to donor support

Advancing Women in STEM at Douglass

The BOLD Center empowers Douglass Residential College students to get involved and develop leadership skills, and provides opportunities for students to succeed post graduation

BOLD Center at Douglass

The Power of 100 Years Campaign


On September 18, 1918—with 54 students, 16 faculty members and 12 library books—the New Jersey College for Women embarked on an ambitious mission to provide high-quality, four-year, undergraduate liberal arts education for women. Douglass started as the vision of the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs. Since that day, Douglass has given us one hundred years of excellence, one hundred years of aspirations, and one hundred years of success.

Today, with 2,600 women and more than 39,000 proud alumnae, Douglass remains committed to that mission—as an institution stronger than ever.  Enrollment at Douglass has grown 65 percent since 2010, enrolling a brilliant, diverse, and ambitious group of student scholars.

Douglass celebrates its ground-breaking living-learning communities designed to retain women in fields such as engineering, computer science, and medicine. Our lecture series brings high-profile and well-known speakers in public policy, STEM, current events, and leadership to interact with Douglass students. BOLD positions Douglass students for excellence in work and life by providing an innovative and enriching set of leadership, mentoring, externships, internships, and career and personal development programs. Project SUPER continues to work with faculty and Douglass STEM students to produce world-class research at the undergraduate level, all thanks to donor support.

We need you at this pivotal moment to become part of Douglass’ tomorrow.   Every new dollar raised, whether for on-campus programs, student research, scholarships, global learning opportunities, or career development, continues the legacy of Douglass as the premier intellectual community of women--for women—which empowers them to learn, lead, and live with conviction, creativity, and critical insight.  
Douglass is thriving because of your support: donors provide scholarship support annually to hundreds of Douglass students; our highly regarded BOLD Center at Douglass for Career and Leadership Development would not be possible without the passion and generosity of alumnae and friends; the Douglass Project STEM program leads the nation with innovation and student success; alumnae and friends have also helped create new programs on gender and arts to engage students with the power of creativity to change the world.

Donor support not only enabled Douglass’ success through decades of societal and political changes, but also has transformed the college into a national leader in women’s education—a position that Rutgers University fully embraces in its efforts to attract top women faculty and students in the nation.

Women in the next century are poised to have unprecedented influence on the course of world affairs. Their education is essential to securing a future of peace, prosperity, and well-being. Now more than ever, an investment in Douglass sets students on their paths of discovery and leadership. Just as generations of Douglass women before them, Douglass women will leave their mark on the world with your contributions to their future.