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Shape the future of biomedical research. 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.



Nobel Laureates


Research Labs


Lasker Awards


National Academy of Sciences Members


National Medals of Science



Join Our Affinity Groups

Women & Science

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

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.

The Rockefeller University Council

The Rockefeller University 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.

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

Impact Stories

River Campus
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus is currently under construction along the eastern edge of The Rockefeller University campus over the FDR Drive. When completed in 2019, the SNF–DR River Campus will add two acres, four buildings, and significant new green space to the University. As part of this project, the University is restoring and upgrading the public esplanade along the East River. Learn more.

Ways You Can Support The Rockefeller University

Make a Gift

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

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

Planned Giving/Living Legacies

A planned gift to The Rockefeller University 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.