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On Nov. 29 Rutgers alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends will come together in the spirit of giving for the second annual Rutgers Giving Day. Last year through Rutgers Giving Day, the university community raised more than $1.25 million with the support of 4,766 donors. This year, the university aims to surpass last year’s total in both dollars and donors.

Community members will paint the day scarlet by supporting their favorite Rutgers causes and by inspiring others to join them. Participants can:

  • Make a gift to their favorite Rutgers cause and get real-time results at GivingDay.Rutgers.edu.
  • Spread the word on social media by using #RUGivingDay. Help your favorite Rutgers cause earn additional support by participating in social media challenges throughout the day.
  • Attend on-campus events in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick.

The impact of Rutgers Giving Day 2015 was felt across university locations and around the world, and this year’s event is expected to draw even more support for Rutgers units and programs in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick, and at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

In 2015, the units and schools of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences raised nearly $180,000 from more than 1,100 gifts. Mike Nicolaro, a senior majoring in biology, can testify to the impact of private giving – on Rutgers Giving Day and throughout the year. As a cancer survivor who received treatment at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, he benefited from donor support.

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