As a Rensselaer parent, you see first-hand the impact a Rensselaer education has on your son or daughter, and the value of that education. The academic and other transformative opportunities available to our students will serve them not only during their time at Rensselaer but as they join the more than 100,000-strong alumni and alumnae network across the globe.
You can further contribute to the success of your son or daughter, other current students, and future generations through a gift to the Parents Annual Fund or other key giving opportunities. Each year more than 1,400 parent and family members of past and current Rensselaer students join the donor community in supporting key priorities including student scholarship, the COVID-19 Testing Initiative, research, and more. Your gift today will ensure that our current generation of students has the resources available to graduate and change the world alongside so many of our community.
Getting More Involved: Engagement Opportunities
The Parent Leadership Committee
An annual gift of $5,000 or more per year to the Parents Annual Fund or other related Institute fund gives you membership into this elite group. Committee members serve as Rensselaer ambassadors, working with other families and campus leaders to enhance parent and family engagement and support student recruitment strategies and initiatives.
The Society of Families
An annual gift of $2,500 or more to the Parents Annual Fund or other related Institute 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.
Giving Levels and Benefits
|Parent Leadership Committee||Society of Families|
|Annual gift of $5,000 or more per year||Annual gift of $2,500 or more per year|
|Members serve as Rensselaer ambassadors, working with other families and campus leaders||Engraved paver displayed at the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), based on availability|
|Annual virtual or in-person meetings with campus leaders||Commencement Priority Seating Tickets|
|Engraved paver displayed at the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), based on availability||Opportunity to connect with faculty, campus leaders, and other parents at special receptions and events|
|Commencement Priority Seating Tickets||Invitation to Presidential Reception during Family Weekend and other opportunities during the year|
|Opportunity to connect with faculty, campus leaders, and other parents at special receptions and events||Rensselaer lapel pin|
|Invitation to Presidential Reception during Family Weekend and other opportunities during the year|
|Rensselaer lapel pin|
Parent Leadership Committee Members 2021-2022
Sarah Weinstein Dennison P’24 and Timothy Dennison P’24
New York, NY
David Hammarstrom P’22
New York, NY
Tom and Elizabeth Howley P’24
Bob and Karen May P’20, P’22
Anant and Hema Nambiar P’23
Theresa and Ron Sit P’19 (Emeriti)
Natalie Walters-Casey P’21 and Brian Casey P’21
Darlene Yaplee P’21 and Don Jackson P’21
Palo Alto, CA
ECAV Pavers – Honor Your Student
To learn more about how you can honor your son or daughter’s experience at Rensselaer with an engraved paver displayed at the East Village Athletic Complex, visit our ECAV paver page.For questions or assistance regarding your gift, please contact:
Office of Annual Giving
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we continue to provide exceptional support and a safe environment for our students during this period of uncertainty. Over the past few weeks, we have assisted our students with unexpected expenses such as travel, lodging, storage of personal items, and technology essential for remote learning. We also continue to ensure that scholarship and other financial resources are available.
This assistance is a result of generosity from donors like you who give to the Parents Annual Fund throughout the year.
Your help is needed – now more than ever – as we continue to prepare our students to join the global network of successful alumni and alumnae after completing their education.
Areas to Support
How Your Gift Makes an Impact
Additional Resources For Parents
COVID-19 resources page
The Arch at Rensselear
Parents & Families