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Give to Roosevelt University

By giving to Roosevelt University, you make our organization stronger for every student, dramatically expanding the impact and reach of our enduring mission and vision. Your financial support allows the University to provide the kind of education that turns students into socially conscious leaders, while promoting a better world through public service. Your contributions make a real difference in the lives of Roosevelt students. Your gift will help enable future alumni to become socially responsible citizens and help them lead active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and communities.

Ways to Give

Support student scholarships

Scholarship support makes the dream of a college education a reality for over 90% of RU students. Gifts large and small help current and future students to attend and many students have very little family support, making a scholarship the number one barrier to obtaining their degrees. Support current students with a gift to the scholarship fund today.

Become a mentor

Want to help current RU students with a meaningful college experience specifically preparing him or her for success after graduation? Go to our mentoring page, click the + sign next to "Professional Mentoring Program" then scroll down to select the highlighted "Mentor Application" and proceed to fill out the form. Become a mentor to a current RU student today!

Leave RU in your estate plan

Including RU in your estate plan is an easy way to ensure your gift will have an impact that can last for generations. Email Anne Puotinen to learn more about what it means to include RU in your estate plan, and how easy it can be.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are a great way for local and national corporations, large and small, to support the communities in which they reside. Email Jan Parkin to learn more about current sponsorship opportunities and other ways corporations can support RU students.

Giving today

Submitting your gift online is the easiest way to give, but you can also call our Annual Giving team at 312-341-3623 to make a credit card gift over the phone, or mail a check or money order payable to Roosevelt University to

Roosevelt University, Office of Institutional Advancement
430 S. Michigan Avenue, AUD818
Chicago, IL 60605

Need more information? Please feel free to contact us with your comments, questions and concerns at alum@roosevelt.edu or 888-RU-ALUMS, or meet our staff.

General Scholarship Fund

Students wearing RU T shirts

One of the most integral components to Roosevelt University's fundraising is our General Scholarship Fund, an important resource for our students who otherwise may not be able to go to college. The General Scholarship Fund goes to students throughout all of our colleges and departments across our Chicago and Schaumburg campuses. Your generous gift is greatly appreciated, and no contribution is too small.

Support students like Rachel

Rachel Popa

“Every spring, students like me toss graduation caps into the air, cross the University Commencement stage and accept their diplomas. Together we begin what’s next, wherever it may lead, armed with the academics, experience and connections to make our dreams a reality.

Financial support means I can write for the The Torch, Roosevelt’s student newspaper. It’s where I developed lifelong relationships with my fellow reporters and editors, and learned from professors who worked at major newspapers such as The New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Learning firsthand how to be a journalist in a changing industry has made me a better writer, student and citizen.”

Vivian Rodriguez

“I’m starting a career helping people in a profession that I love. I’m appreciative for all the help that has allowed me to achieve this goal."

Vivian Rodriguez - Nuclear Medicine Technology '16
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