Student Giving

Creating a Legacy of Philanthropy

Student Giving

Giving back is a time-honored tradition at Rensselaer, culminating in the class gift during senior year.  Whether you are in your first year or a graduating senior, you can help create a legacy of philanthropy during your four years at Rensselaer.

The Senior Class Gift

As you make preparations to leave the campus you called home since freshman year, show your pride as a member of the senior class through your support of the senior class gift. 

Previous class gifts have included grants for incoming freshmen to attend Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond programming, and support for weR Gold, our student-powered crowdfunding initiative.

Become a Young Patroon

For those interested in making more of an impact on their class gift, seniors who contribute $100 or more will become members of the prestigious Annual Patroon Society at Rensselaer.  As a leader among your peers, you will receive an invitation to attend the annual Patroon brunch during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend. This event is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with the accomplished and generous alumni and alumnae of Rensselaer!