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How do I make a gift to support Rivier University?
A wide range of options exist for making a gift to Rivier University. Visit our Make a Gift page to learn more.

How is my gift to the Rivier University Annual Fund used?
The Rivier University Annual Fund provides unrestricted support for the University, enabling us to use your gift to meet our greatest needs. It is our priority to provide the highest level of scholarship support for our students, so your gift to the Annual Fund helps make a Rivier education affordable for deserving students. With your help, we are able to recruit the highest caliber students and to enhance the quality of education at Rivier University.

Can I designate my gift to a specific scholarship, department, or program?
While unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund provide the University with the greatest flexibility to meet our most pressing needs, you may designate your gift to an area that is most meaningful to you.

Can I make a gift online?
You can make a gift to the Rivier University Annual Fund using our secure online web page through Sallie Mae. Click here to make your gift now. 

How can my support make a difference?
Every gift to Rivier University makes a difference, and the collective gifts of all of our alumni, faculty, staff, and friends has a profound impact on the University.

How can I obtain a copy of the President’s Report of donors?
The President’s Report is published online in October for the previous fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

When do I need to make my gift by to be included in the President’s Report?
The University’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. We request that you send your gift by June 15 to ensure that you are included in the current fiscal year’s report of donors.

Is my gift tax deductible?
Your gifts to Rivier University are tax deductible under the applicable sections of the Internal Revenue Code.

How do I establish a scholarship?
You can endow a permanent scholarship with a minimum of $10,000. Scholarships are awarded from income generated by the funds' principal, which remains intact. 

What is a matching gift?
Many employers will match employee contributions to Rivier University. Your human resources department will be able to tell you if your employer has a matching gift program. If they do, you may be able to increase the impact of your gift to Rivier!

I'd like to include Rivier University in my estate plan - who do I contact?
Planned giving offers opportunities to increase returns on your current investments and allows tax savings for you and your family. For more information, please contact Karen Cooper, Vice President for University Advancement, at (603) 897-8508 or kcooper@rivier.edu.

What is the Graduate Giving Campaign?
It is a longstanding tradition at Rivier and at colleges and universities across the country for the graduating class to make a gift to the institution in recognition of the outstanding education they received and to commemorate their Rivier experience. Learn more about Rivier's Graduate Giving program.

How can faculty and staff contribute to the University?
Rivier is proud of the number of faculty and staff who participate in the Reaching New Heights: The Faculty-Staff Campaign for Rivier University. It shows that deep concern for our students extends beyond our classrooms. Learn more about Rivier's faculty and staff campaign. 

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