More than ever in our lifetimes, it is clear that global health affects us all.

On June 17, Rutgers Giving Day, we came together as a community to support Rutgers students and faculty in confronting urgent global health problems, locally and worldwide. United by our passions and our persistent pursuit of health equity, Rutgers Global Health Institute joined the universitywide effort to “help Rutgers help the world.” During the 24-hour event, our institute and supporters rallied from midnight onward.


Final results

We raised a total of $12,600, which includes $10,850 in donations from 179 individuals and $1,750 in challenge grants:

  • $1,000 – Faculty and Staff Challenge (fund within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences supported by the most faculty and staff)
  • $500 – RU Global Challenge (fund with the most international donors between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.)
  • $250 – Scarlet Challenge (one of 20 funds selected based on #RUGivingDay social media activity)

Among the $10,850 in donations were $4,200 in matching gifts from members of the Rutgers Global Health Institute Impact Council.

Thank you for your tremendous support, which includes your tireless efforts to raise awareness about global health and Rutgers Global Health Institute, in addition to your financial contributions.


Ambassador impact

Twelve volunteer ambassadors reached out to friends, family, and colleagues in their own personal and professional networks to encourage others to donate to Rutgers Global Health Institute. They are: Reena Antony, Jack Hemphill, Lara De Meo Hoyt, Arpita Jindani, Jodi Lynch, Richard Marlink, Rohit Mukherjee, Lori Riley, Angela Senger-Mersich, Kinnary Shah, Kim Swann, and Kara Wilson.


In Case You Missed It

Missed Rutgers Giving Day? You can still support global health at Rutgers. Your donation to the Rutgers Global Health Institute Program Fund will help meet emerging needs in global health education, research, and service.