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Annual Giving to the Stern Fund

NYU Stern alumni and friends are the driving force behind the Stern Fund which provides critical resources for the School.

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In FY18, alumni and friends raised $5.7 million for the Stern Annual Fund. Every gift makes a difference.

Pie chart showing the spend breakdown of the annual fund for FY18



█  Scholarships: 34%
█  Faculty & Research: 34%
  Alumni Engagement: 14%
  Student Experience: 18%

Gifts from alumni and friends have a powerful and immediate impact on Stern. They allow the Dean and the faculty to respond to new ideas and innovative approaches, as well as to provide needed support for our students, faculty, academic programs, and alumni programming. Support for the Stern Fund drives the future of our School, maintaining and evolving Stern as place of excellence. Thank you for your support.

Critical ways in which the School puts Stern Fund dollars to work:

undergraduate students at the scholarship reception

Supporting Talented Stern Students

The largest allocation from the Stern Fund supports scholarships for Stern students, which allow us to attract the best and brightest applicants, many of whom otherwise could not afford a world-class Stern education. Since 2010, Stern has increased donor funded scholarship award dollars by 192 percent thanks to support from alumni and friends.

Paul Romer addresses the Stern community after winning the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Advancing Excellence in Research and Innovation

Contributions to the Stern Fund assist in recruiting top-tier faculty and financing ventures, research, and conferences that ensure Stern’s place at the forefront of the changing business world.

Alumni gather at Reunion on campus

Cultivating Alumni Professional Development

The Stern Fund provides resources to support lifelong learning and professional development for our 110,000 strong global alumni population.

Students in Langone LAB

Building Community and Diverse Opportunities for Students

Gifts made to the Stern Fund support student programming, clubs, conferences, and learning initiatives that enrich the student experience and community.