Annual Giving

The difference between a good institution and a great one is the annual support of its alumni and friends. Annual giving allows Stevens to plan for the future and nurture the next generation of innovators. The university relies on these gifts to ensure a steady source of resources for its renowned faculty, talented students and groundbreaking research.

Annual support is needed – now more than ever – as we continue to prepare our students to join the global network of more than 53,000 successful alumni.

Every Gift Counts

All gifts of any size count for three important reasons. Annual gifts create a stable source of support that empowers Stevens to make far-reaching plans for our students, programs and research. Many publications look at the total number of gifts to a university when they calculate national college rankings. The more alumni show their confidence by giving, the stronger a university’s rank and the market value of a Stevens degree. Corporations and foundations are watching. The more individuals give to Stevens, the more likely our industry and nonprofit partners will support our students and research with large grants.

Class and Greek Challenge

Every year, Stevens alumni engage in a friendly competition to see which class and Greek organization can inspire the highest rate of annual support! The Class and Greek Challenge runs each year and includes all donors for each class, fraternity and sorority. The June 30 deadline is fast approaching. Gifts of all sizes count, and the top three classes and Greek organizations unlock bonus scholarship funds. Check out the current standings!

The Stevens Fund

The Stevens Fund allows individuals to actively invest in the present and future of Stevens. Support for the Stevens Fund enables the university to make choices, not compromises, in its pursuit of academic excellence and to empower programmatic innovation. Every gift, no matter the size, contributes to the quality of a Stevens education.

Share Your Inspiration for Giving

Be an Advocate

Advocates share their inspiration for supporting Stevens during annual giving challenges like All Rise and Stevens Day of Giving. They rally support around a cause or program by reaching their networks through calls, emails and social media. You can learn more about becoming an Advocate for Stevens Day of Giving by registering for an upcoming training session at

Advocate Toolkit
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Be a Sustainer

Alumni and friends who make recurring gifts help sustain the university and ensure a steady source of support for Stevens’ renowned faculty, talented students, and groundbreaking research. Setting up a recurring annual gift is convenient, customizable, and environmentally friendly. It’s an easy way to make a big impact that works for your budget and schedule.

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Gear Society

The Gear Society recognizes donors who have given loyally for three or more consecutive years, with special recognition for five-year increments. The Gear Society is based on consistent participation, rather than giving level, to recognize our faithful supporters.

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Edwin A. Stevens Society

The Edwin A. Stevens (EAS) Society harnesses a community of donors who address the university’s greatest needs. Through leadership-level gifts, EAS Society members support the university’s ability to advance society through science and technology.

Staff Contact

Allison Kolb
Director of Annual Giving
[email protected] | 201.216.5249