Inspiring Others

Inspiring Others

Inspiring others to give

The Rowans' extraordinary generosity has inspired many others to support the University, providing scholarships, enhancing programs and facilities, and creating opportunities for research and outreach, among other initiatives. While gifts of all sizes contribute to the University's advancement and its resources to support individual efforts, major gifts are among the most influential in propelling significant improvements and encouraging progress.

Those major gifts to Rowan University since 1992 include:

  • Jean and Ric Edelman ($25 million for Edelman Fossil Park and more than $1 million for Edelman Planetarium and its school and community education programs)
  • William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation (more than $19 million for scholarships and endowments in both the Rohrer College of Business and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • Keith and Shirley Campbell ($1.5 million for Campbell library)
  • Larry and Rita Salva ($1.05 million in scholarship support for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the College of Communication)
  • Ann (Buffy) Campbell ($1 million to the Rohrer College of Business for an endowed chair)
  • Frank DiCicco ($1 million for scholarships for math students)
  • Thomas N. Bantivoglio ($1 million for the Bantivoglio Honors Program)
  • Samuel H. Jones ($1 million for the Jones Innovation Center at South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University)
  • Douglas Zee (land gift valued at $1 million)
  • The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation, Inc. ($1 million to the College of Communication & Creative Arts for an endowed chair)
  • The Rowan Family Foundation (additional funds to support special programs in engineering, scholarships and the fine and performing arts)
  • Rona Stern Staut Foundation and Marc and Eva Stern Foundation ($2.1 million to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University for an endowed professorship and Center for Humanism)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ($3.5 million to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University for education and research programs to help transform health care delivery)
  • Give Something Back Foundation ($1 million to provide full scholarships with mentoring and support programs for 50 students of modest means)