Annual Fund gifts are enormously helpful to Rockefeller. They enable the University to allocate funds flexibly and with maximum effectiveness as needs and opportunities arise.
Gifts to the Annual Fund:
- Help Rockefeller fund new avenues of research that open up as a result of groundbreaking discoveries.
- Enable Rockefeller scientists to pursue promising leads and undertake investigations that are novel and therefore too “risky” to qualify for federal support.
- Provide “bridge” support for early-career scientists before they have established the type of track record needed to secure funding from the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies.
- Accelerate the pace at which discoveries made in basic science laboratories can be translated into therapeutics, taking advantage of the unique research facilities of The Rockefeller University Hospital.
- Help pay for important capital projects and new technology—needs for which outside funding is scarce.
- Support promising collaborations between researchers approaching scientific questions from different perspectives. Such research often occurs at the interface between scientific disciplines, falling outside the boundaries set by most funding agencies.