The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is one of the most powerful means of connecting alumni and students. For decades, the Annual Fund has been the foundation of the University’s philanthropy, providing critical resources for our exceptional, hard-working students.

Our students come to William Paterson expecting that the education they receive will open doors, challenge them to be their best, and train them to be tomorrow’s leaders. Alumni gifts to the Annual Fund play an integral part in creating those experiences.

Gifts to the annual fund directly support: student scholarships, participation in academic conferences, student research, updates in technology and facilities, community outreach, and much more.

The Annual Fund provides the resources necessary to enable our students to thrive. The impact of these financial commitments to our students can be witnessed daily: in the mentoring relationships students have with faculty, the learning communities that enhance academic experiences, the internships and extracurricular and leadership activities that support education outside the classroom, and the care our students show for their local community and the world. Annual Fund gifts provide the foundation that makes all of these experiences possible.

The Annual Fund is supported by thousands of William Paterson alumni and friends of all ages, backgrounds, locations, and wealth. It is through the collective generosity of many alumni and friends that the Annual Fund is able to transform students’ lives year after year. Gifts of every size make a big impact.

students outdoorsAll of the resources we invest together in growing the reputation of the University increase the value of your William Paterson degree, which will continue to open doors for you well into your alumni years. Moreover, the University is ranked by national publications based on the percentage of alumni who donate. Having a high participation rate makes us stronger to compete for grant funding.

To learn more about how gifts to the Annual Fund support our students, please call Nancy Norville, Director of the Annual Fund, at 973-720-2782.

To make a gift online, click here.

Thank you for your support.