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Students are at the center of all we do at Rensselaer. As a Rensselaer parent, you see first-hand the impact a Rensselaer education has on your student, and the value of that education. The educational opportunities available to our students will serve them not only during their years at Rensselaer but throughout their careers.

The Rensselaer Annual Fund gives parents the opportunity to participate in the success of all Rensselaer students and in the entire university. When families—whether it is parents, grandparents, or other family members—make a gift in support of students, the impact of these gifts can be felt throughout our campus. You are part of a community of people not only committed to the success of your student, but to all students, and to Rensselaer.

The Society of Families

Since 1824, Rensselaer has been dedicated to instructing our students in “the application of science to the common purposes of life.” Our historic mission and our core academic strengths are what make a Rensselaer education so relevant today.

Gifts to the Rensselaer Annual Fund are essential to this mission. Each year more than 1,200 families of Rensselaer students support the Rensselaer Annual Fund. These dollars directly impact your student’s time on campus.

Your annual gift of $2,500 or more to the Rensselaer Annual Fund qualifies you for membership in the Society of Families, and gives you a stake in the future of our students and in the future of Rensselaer. To learn about how you can honor your student with a lasting mark on campus.

Please join us and make a difference today. Membership in the Society of Families provides the opportunity to connect with faculty, campus leaders, and other parents at special receptions and events.

Our Pleasure And Honor

“Joining the Society of Families is our pleasure and honor. Our family truly appreciates what RPI has done for me. We want to say thank you to RPI and all the faculty and staff here.”

Guanyu (Gary) Chen P'17
A Legacy Family

“As a legacy family, we are happy to become a society of family’s member. It is a great pleasure to help contributing to my Alma Mater Rensselaer, as well as connecting students to IBM, where I have worked for 39 years.”

Dr. Barry Edward Willner '72,'73,'75 PhD Sci. P'17
It Is A Privilege

It is a privilege to join the Rensselaer Parent Leadership Council, a group of truly engaged parents. My child is benefiting significantly through the network of Rensselaer’s leadership team and industry connections.

Jiaping Liu - Parent Leadership Council P'19
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