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Supporting Rockefeller University is one of the soundest investments you can make in the future of medical science. Whether you attend an event, join one of our programs, or make a gift, your support is essential. Together, we can create a healthier world for today and for generations to follow.

Philanthropy News

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation establishes an institute for global infectious disease research with $75 million. Learn more.
Nat Heintz is appointed Director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at Rockefeller. Learn more.
The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation endows the Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund. Learn more.
Living Legacies recounts the stories of donors who took the special step of making planned gifts to the university. Read some of these unique stories.
Science and medicine are entering an explosive era of discovery.


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Women & Science

The Women & Scienceinitiative highlights the crucial role of basic and clinical research in addressing the scientific challenges related to women's health. W&Sshowcases the contributions of women scientists and raises funds to support their work.


Council is an international advisory group of distinguished individuals helping to advance science for the benefit of humankind. Membership, which is by invitation, recognizes benefactors who have made an ongoing major philanthropic commitment to the University.

Parents & Science

Parents & Science serves as a unique resource for parents and educators who want to learn more about how scientific research is transforming our understanding of child and adolescent health and development.

Research Areas and Disease Studies You Can Support

Gifts may be made in support of promising studies on virtually every disease or medical condition that poses a serious health problem today.
  • Addiction Disorders
  • Age Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Childhood Diseases
  • Digestive System Disorders
  • Immune-Related Disorders
  • Infectious Diseases

Ways You Can Support

Private support helps us provide our scientists with the resources they need to make the kinds of discoveries that advance medicine and health care.

Opportunities to Support Science

offers a broad range of giving opportunities that will advance biomedical research and education while providing lasting recognition for donors.

Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts from friends of the University are enormously important in advancing Rockefeller’s scientific and educational programs.

Alumni Fund

Alumni of can support scientific excellence at Rockefeller by making a gift to the Alumni Fund.

Planned Giving/Living Legacies

A planned gift to gives you an opportunity to make an enduring investment in the promising future of biomedical research.

In Memory

A gift in honor or memory of a loved one, or to celebrate a special occasion, is an especially meaningful way to pay tribute to someone.