Your Legacy at Douglass
Making the Douglass Difference for Students Everyday
Every gift to the College makes an impact on students.
On behalf of Douglass students, thank you for investing in their future.
Your gifts provide much-needed funds for the care and development of Douglass’ signature, innovative programs. Contributions to Douglass enable enhanced learning opportunities for our students—allowing them to broaden their education, establish their place in the world, and pioneer their futures.
Your continued generosity to the College ensures the Douglass Difference for our students, and positions the College as a national model for women’s education.
Opportunities knock, and flexible funds enable the College to move quickly to capitalize on bright ideas and bold initiatives, as well as provide support for emerging needs. These resources truly define our difference, funding investment in programs, curricula, research and scholarship.
Close encounters with scholars and artists lead to creative insights and unexpected results. Funds for this new initiative bring cutting-edge Faculty Fellows to campus to work directly with Douglass students. Together they conduct research, undertake original projects and explore fields as diverse as the fine arts, social justice and medicine.
Douglass leads the way! Over 50% of Douglass students major in science, technology, engineering or math, supported by programs designed to help them achieve their full potential. Funds support scientific research programs, mentoring and leadership initiatives and innovative living-learning communities that offer a full-spectrum of opportunity.
In its sixth year, the BOLD Center lived up to its name, creatively and fearlessly forging ahead through pandemic challenges to adapt its leadership, mentoring, career and personal development programs. This fund supports initiatives that help students clarify their academic and career goals, connect with mentors and role models, and prepare for lifetime success.
Accessible and affordable education and the chance to experience academic enrichment and travel programs is a goal for all Douglass students. Funds support scholarships and enable students to access life-changing opportunities to enhance learning through conferences, workshops, policy programs and study abroad.
Dean Jacquelyn Litt Fund for Equity and Inclusion is named for the tenth Dean of Douglass College who served between 2010-2022. Dean Litt’s focus, to advance women’s education through transformational academic and co-curricular programs, led to the successes of thousands of students. The Fund will cultivate Douglass-wide efforts to sustain a community in which all students are valued and empowered.
Hear from Students on Your Impact
“Being a scholarship recipient has impacted my college career greatly, and not just from a financial perspective. Knowing that someone thought I was worthy of academic recognition is really empowering.” - Karin Morgan
Ways to Give
One of the fastest ways to support Douglass is to donate through the secure, online gift form.
Give over the phone or through the mail
Mail a check or money order made payable to Douglass Residential College to the following address: Office of Development, (c/o Douglass Residential College), College Hall, Room 302, 125 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
To ensure proper handling of your check or money order, please include the the designation of the gift and the name(s) and address(es) of the donor(s).
Corporate Matching Gift Programs
Many companies and foundations sponsor matching gift programs to support their employees’ philanthropic interests.
To find out if your company has a matching-gift policy, search through the resource below or contact your human resources department directly.
Leave a Bequest to Douglass Residential College
A bequest gift, which is designated in a will or other estate-planning document, is often the largest donation an individual can make. Please contact us if you are considering making a bequest, or would like more information about how to make bequests to Douglass Residential College.
Accordingly, if you have already planned a bequest to benefit Douglass Residential College or its students, please let us know so that we may thank you!
Please note our legal title and suggested language: “_________ to Rutgers University Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 335 George Street, Suite 4000, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, Federal Tax ID #23-7318742, to be used by Douglass Residential College for its general use and purposes, or as I may further restrict for charitable and educational purposes by written agreement signed by Rutgers University Foundation and me.”
Securities, Stock, Payroll Deduction, or Wire Transfer
Making a gift of appreciated securities can be a highly efficient method of supporting Douglass Residential College. Donating such stock can help you reduce or even eliminate capital gains tax.
Rutgers employees can make charitable contributions to the university by payroll deduction.
To wire transfer funds to Rutgers in support of Douglass, contact the Gift Accounting Office at 848-932-8020 for instructions, or contact the Douglass Development Office at 848-932-3181.
A Note on Giving
Philanthropic support is vital to fully fund programming and provide financial need scholarships to our students. By giving to Douglass College you are directly supporting Douglass students, and 100% of your contribution will go towards the purpose for which you have given. Effective January 1, 2022, the University has eliminated the gift assessment fee for any gifts and non-governmental grants made to Rutgers.