The final tallies from Rutgers Giving Day are in, and the power of our collective impact is clear. By the numbers, Rutgers Global Health Institute’s inaugural participation in the March 27 universitywide fundraising event was a success:

  • 18 ambassadors
  • 24 hours
  • 184 donors
  • $7,700 raised in donations
  • $8,750 received in challenge grants

What can’t be quantified, though, is all we were able to accomplish—together—in raising awareness about global health and growing our relationships throughout Rutgers and worldwide.

Thank you to all who participated, as volunteer ambassadors (names listed below), donors, and overall champions for global health and Rutgers’ role in achieving it. Here’s a breakdown of our results:


$16,450 – Total amount raised by Rutgers Global Health Institute

  • $7,700 in gifts made by individual donors
  • $8,750 in additional funding as a result of winning several Rutgers Giving Day Challenges


Challenges won

  • $5,000 – Newcomer’s Leaderboard (second-place tie for highest unique donor count among funds participating in Rutgers Giving Day for the first time)
  • $1,000 – Faculty and Staff (fund within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences supported by the most faculty and staff)
  • $1,000 – Lunchtime Crunch Time (eight funds with the most donors between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
  • $500 – Kickoff Challenge (first 10 funds to receive a gift)
  • $500 – Closing Time (four funds receiving the most gifts between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
  • $500 – Ambassador Group Challenge (third place among funds whose ambassadors collectively brought in the most donors)
  • $250 – RU Global Challenge (two funds with the most international donors between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.)


Ambassador impact

The following individuals volunteered as Rutgers Giving Day ambassadors for Rutgers Global Health Institute. They reached out to friends, family, and colleagues in their own personal and professional networks to encourage others to donate to our fund.

Reena Antony, Pankhuri Arora, Phoebe Del Boccio, Anna DiColli, Chloe Garofalini, Elizabeth Ginalis, Dustin Han, Lara De Meo Hoyt, Richard Marlink, Rohit Mukherjee, Prachi Nair, Shane Neibart, Gregory Peck, Lori Riley, Angela Senger-Mersich, Brett Thompson, Sudeepti Vedula, Gloria Wowolo


Rutgers overall

Throughout all of Rutgers, a grand total of $1,358,705 was raised from 7,230 donors.

As a universitywide effort, Rutgers Giving Day exemplifies what’s possible with collaboration and dedication. At Rutgers Global Health Institute, we will use these funds to help students and faculty confront health disparities, locally and worldwide.

Thank you, again, to all our supporters. We look forward to keeping in touch with you as we work together to advance global health.