Corporate & Foundation Partnerships

Why Give?

William Paterson University is increasingly recognized as a model of outstanding and affordable public higher education in New Jersey and beyond. As corporations and foundations, your contributions to William Paterson can transform the lives of its more than 11,000 students by helping to ensure their education is built on academic excellence, student success, unique learning opportunities, community outreach, affordability, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Know that when you give to William Paterson, you are investing in the future - both yours and ours. If you have any questions about donating or would like more information, please call Rebecca Kalejaye at 973.720.2970.


William Paterson University enjoys partnerships with corporations from a wide variety of sectors. Corporate partnerships come in many forms, and are individually tailored to capitalize on synergies between the organizations. There are many ways your corporation can support the mission and work of the University - student scholarships, faculty chairs and visiting professorships, facility naming opportunities, community program partnerships, event sponsorships, in-kind gifts of equipment and software, matching gift programs, and paid internships and entry-level employment positions.

Indeed, William Paterson University is grateful to a growing list of corporate partners that have provided generous support to scholarships, educational programs and opportunities and more.


Private philanthropic foundations support a range of William Paterson projects and programs, from faculty research to student scholarships, capital projects and community outreach. Corporation and Foundations Relations staff can work with you in building successful projects and programs through innovative grant making. Please contact us to discuss how William Paterson can help in meeting your mission-guided philanthropic goals.


You can support William Paterson University through the following:

collaboration Collaboration
The University fosters a climate where collaboration with business, corporations, private foundations, and not-for-profit organizations provide productive relationships....(read more)
programs Programs
In recognition of both student demand and workforce needs, William Paterson is committed to providing quality programs that enhance student development on and off campus. (read more)
research Research
Through research, our faculty work on issues that have an impact on our local communities, our state, and our nation. (read more)
scholarship Scholarships
William Paterson recognizes the critical value of higher education in American society, as well as the crucial role that scholarship support provides in helping students succeed in college and throughout their lives. (read more)
scholarship Sponsorships
Thanks to a growing list of business and corporate partners, William Paterson is touching the lives of thousands of University students... (read more)




Corporate Donors


Toys R Us
William Paterson student interns at Toys R Us


Executives from UPS meet with William Paterson Professor, Cyril Ku, before giving a lecture to computer science students