A Star Surgeon Reflects on his Rutgers Past
My time at Rutgers helped prepare me for my legal career in so many ways—from classes that developed analytical skills to research papers that sharpened my writing to professors who challenged me with a new question every time I thought I had an answer.
Dear Arts and Sciences Community,
Today we continue with the third Rutgers Giving Day—the online, universitywide fundraiser—which is being extended due to yesterday’s closing of the university.
Please join me in this opportunity to support the critically important work of the School of Arts and Sciences and Rutgers University. I am making a donation in the form of a special challenge to support our neediest students.
We had a number of dedicated and devoted supporters make donations yesterday. I want to thank them for their efforts while at the same time acknowledge that we have more to do today.
As the largest school at Rutgers, Arts and Sciences should be leading the way in this fundraiser and setting an example for the rest of the university.
In previous years, Rutgers raised over $1M via gifts from more than 4,500 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. Our School topped the university leader board in total dollars raised.
Please visit GivingDay.Rutgers.edu to learn how to donate by choosing a gift account that matches your philanthropic goals. The School of Arts and Sciences has identified two accounts that have special impact on our work and upon which leader board tallies will be made this year:
1) School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund
2) School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Emergency Assistance Fund
As I mentioned above, I am donating $1,000 in the form of a dollar-for-dollar match of the first $1,000 in gifts to either fund.
The more donors who contribute to these funds, the better chance our School will have to earn additional dollars. You can check our progress on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter throughout the day. Visit GivingDay.Rutgers.edu to donate and choose what you would most like to support.
Thank you for the work you do every day to support Rutgers University and the School of Arts and Sciences.
My advice for current Arts and Sciences students is to try, apply to, and attend as many opportunities as possible that come up during your career. You never know what will come out of those opportunities.