Small Gift, Large Impact

The Rensselaer Annual Fund provides a world-class educational experience to our students, and prepares each one of them to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century. Gifts to the Rensselaer Annual Fund are essential to our mission.

Interested in Making a Difference?

For the cost of a coffee a day, you can make a difference in the lives of Rensselaer students

Coffee a Day

Corporate Gift Match

Did you know there is another way to make an even greater impact with your support? You or your spouse may work for one of more than 22,000 companies that encourage and support employee philanthropy through corporate gift match programs.

By completing a matching gift application, you can double the value of your gift. Further, if both you and your spouse work for companies with matching programs, you can even triple your giving dollars!  Please visit our corporate gift match page to find out how you can make a difference.

Ready to Help?

Regardless of size, your gift will have a positive and prolonged effect on Rensselaer students.
Thank you for changing our world!


Investing in Our Future

It is more important than ever to support our students in order to meet the nation’s growing need for scientific and technical talent. Tuition covers just 75 percent of the cost of educating our students. Your gift makes up the difference between what families pay and the cost of the Rensselaer experience, and helps us invest in their future right now.

The Rensselaer Annual Fund helps Rensselaer students:

  • Receive scholarships and competitive financial aid packages—more than 90 percent of Rensselaer students receive some sort of financial aid
  • Experience a world-class undergraduate education of undisputed intellectual rigor
  • Participate in award-winning student programming
  • Take part in undergraduate research and study abroad programs
  • Collaborate with our talented and dedicated faculty, and so much more