Season’s Greetings!

Rensselaer offices will close on Thursday, December 24 and reopen Monday, January 4, 2021.

If you are considering making a year-end gift to Rensselaer, you may do so by visiting our online giving form. For further instructions regarding year-end giving, please visit, call (518) 276-6055 to leave a message, or email

On behalf of the Institute, thank you for your continued support – and Happy Holidays!

Latest Giving News

Warren Alpert Foundation supports researchers at Rensselaer

With support from the Warren Alpert Foundation, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have launched a search for drug candidates to block a biological process associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Fireside Chat at the IBM Watson Experience Center

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Rensselaer Trustee and Senior Vice President for Cognitive Solutions and Research at IBM Corporation, John E. Kelly III ’78G, ’80 Ph.D., D.H.L. (Hon.) hosted a Fireside Chat at the IBM Watson Experience Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Global Game Changers Series

On January 17, 2018, President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., hosted a sold-out Global Game Changers event on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the innovation economy at the iconic New York Yacht Club.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees Welcomes Two New Members

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the addition Linda Pitzi Jojo ’87, ’92G, executive vice president, technology, and chief digital officer at United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines, and T.J. Wojnar Jr. ’80, vice president of corporate strategic planning at ExxonMobil to the Board of Trustees.

Rensselaer Hosts Event At Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

On December 14, 2017, President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. hosted an event at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

HASS Dean recognized as Steinway Artist

President Shirley Ann Jackson hosted a reception for Rensselaer alumni, parents, students, and friends at Steinway Hall in New York City on Nov. 15. The evening included a performance led by Mary Simoni, dean of the Rensselaer School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS), and recognition of Simoni as a Steinway Artist.

Patroon & Donor Recognition Brunch

We recently held our annual Patroon & Donor Recognition Brunch during Reunion & Homecoming weekend in October. It was our pleasure to recognize and celebrate the generosity of our donors and the impact of their gifts on the entire Rensselaer community.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches $1 Billion Capital Campaign

On Friday, October 13, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson hosted alumni, guests, and campus members at the launch of a capital campaign designed to position Rensselaer for its third century of leadership in research and education. “Transformative: Campaign for Global Change” will seek to raise $1 billion for student scholarships, faculty support, and campus enhancement.