Rochester College is growing and developing new programs every academic year. In addition to raising funds for such initiatives, the college must raise supplemental funding for annual operational costs. The annual fund provides scholarships, library resources, technology, faculty and staff salaries, academic programs, and alumni activities. Unrestricted gifts to the annual fund allow the college to apply funds where needed the most.
Many friends and alumni remember loved ones through memorial and honor gifts. Such gifts can be designated for a specific purpose or can be donated to meet the general operational needs of the college. The family of the deceased or the individual honored are notified of the memorial or honor gift. Donors and those honored are also acknowledged in the North Star.
Partnership Dinner is an annual event that generates funding for student scholarships. The dinner is held in the spring at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online or by contacting Cathy Ries at email@example.com. Partnership Dinner sponsorships range from $350 to $20,000. All sponsors are recognized in a printed program. Sponsorships at the $1,000 level or higher have a photo opportunity with the featured speaker.
Endowment support is crucial for the long-term financial stability of any academic institution. Friends can partner with Rochester College through a number of estate planning methods including wills and bequests, charitable gift annuities, gifts of retirement assets, and charitable trusts. Additional information is available on our planned giving website. When you include the college in your will or estate, you become a member of the Heritage Club. Contact Dennis Veara at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about estate planning opportunities.
Named endowed scholarship opportunities begin at $10,000. These scholarships normally are named for the giver, but can also be named in honor of another individual. Scholarships can be designated to assist needy students, students with a particular major, or students who have excelled in academic, music, or athletic arenas. Founders of endowed scholarship programs are invited to an annual scholarship dinner to meet scholarship recipients. Contact Dennis Veara at email@example.com for more information about establishing an endowed scholarship.
While ARC operates as an independent fund raising organization, it plays an integral part in the fiscal operations of the college. Since 1959, ARC has raised and donated over $4.5 million to the institution.
Rochester College strives to ensure that the charitable giving goals and interests of donors are met and that appropriate recognition is given for their support. Those giving $1,000 or more per year are invited to an annual appreciation dinner. The following gift clubs honor donors.
|Giving Club Name||Annual Gift Range|
|Endowment Society||$100,000 or more|
|Visionary Society||$ 50,000 – $99,999|
|Torch Alliance||$ 25,000 – $49,999|
|Challenge Alliance||$ 10,000 – $24,999|
|Trustee’s Alliance||$ 5,000 – $ 9,999|
|President’s Circle||$ 1,000 – $ 4,999|
|Progress Club||$ 500 – $ 999|
|Century Club||$ 100 – $ 499|
|Partners Club||$ 1 – $ 99|