Support Bloustein

The Edward J. Bloustein School, with its urban planning program ranked third in the United States, and its public policy program recently accredited, serves as Rutgers University’s premier center for the theory and practice of planning and public policy.

The school supports a wide variety of educational activities, including undergraduate programs, master’s degree programs, and doctoral degree programs, as well as outreach programs and conferences for professionals and alumni.

Support from alumni, friends, and partners enhances the school’s ability to educate the next generation of professional leaders, and to achieve national distinction in both our research activities and degree programs.

We invite you to make a gift and make a difference for students and faculty by supporting one of the following dedicated funds:


Edward J. Bloustein School Academic Excellence Fund

Supports undergraduate, graduate and faculty initiatives that promote academic excellence across the departments, programs, centers, and institutes.


Edward J. Bloustein School Memorial Lecture Fund

Gifts are used to honor the legacy of extraordinary individuals who have dedicated their lives and energies to the University. These individual are honored through a series of annual on-campus memorial lecture series in planning and public policy. The lectures are open to the public and can be submitted for American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Maintenance credits.



Edward J. Bloustein School Scholarship Fund

Gifts are used to support qualified students in graduate urban planning, public policy and doctoral  programs. Merit-based aid is awarded to students in several forms. Tuition support is also provided for deserving students with demonstrated financial need. 

Edward J. Bloustein School Research Centers & Institutes

Putting our public service ethic to work, gifts provide support for several nationally recognized research centers and collaborative programs in housing, transportation, workforce development, public health, economic development, ecological balance, and social justice for the disadvantaged.


Bloustein School Alumni Association Annual Graduate Fellowship

An annual award providing up to $2,000 in annual support to a student in the urban planning or public policy programs.



Other Ways to Give

Contact the Development Department at 848-932-2813 to discuss how to make a gift, where to direct your contribution, or any other questions you may have about supporting Bloustein.

Check or Money Order:

If paying by check, please download this form and mail to:

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
c/o Development
33 Livingston Avenue, Suite 300
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Making a gift of appreciated securities is a tax-efficient method of support. Donating such stock to Rutgers can help you reduce or eliminate capital gains tax. Notify us of your plan to donate stock to using this form.

Matching Gifts
Many companies and foundations sponsor matching gift programs for their employees’ philanthropic interests. These companies may be willing to double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees or their spouses. In these instances, you will be recognized for the full amount of your gift plus any employer match.

Contact your company’s human resource department to find out if it has a matching gift program or use our online search to see if your company will match your gift.

Payroll Deduction
Rutgers employees can make charitable contributions to the university by payroll deduction. To sign up, fill out this authorization form.

Wire Transfer
To wire transfer funds to Rutgers, contact the Gift Accounting Office at 732-932-8020 for instructions.

Deferred or Planned Gifts

The Office of Gift Planning can provide professional assistance for donors and their advisers on estate planning, including:


  • Income-Producing Gifts
    Creating a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity with Rutgers can provide you and/or your loved ones with income for the duration of your lives or for a term of years.

  • Charitable Lead Trusts
    Establishing a charitable lead trust can provide an inheritance to loved ones at a minimal tax cost.

The Bloustein School welcomes inquires about funding priorities. To learn more about these and other exciting giving opportunities, please contact the Bloustein School Development Office at