Annual participation in The Rivers Fund is one of the most critical ways all donors can help sustain the excellence of our programs year after year.
Over the course of the school year, every institution faces challenges—and opportunities—that require access to unrestricted, current-use resources. In fact, today nearly 10% of the annual operating budget for Rivers is
underwritten by donations to The Rivers Fund.
The Rivers Fund provides every member of our community with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to learn, explore, challenge themselves, grow, and achieve beyond their expectations—giving them the day-to-day experiences they need to forge the brightest possible futures, for themselves and the world.
We hope you will be inspired by Jeremy Cohen ’87 and the reasons he donates to The Rivers Fund every year.
The flexibility to address our immediate needs
Every gift is important, both for the dollars raised and for the high rate of participation that demonstrates how much the community believes in our mission. Last year, more than 1,900 individuals in the Rivers community supported our annual giving program with gifts ranging from $5 to $100,000—and 82% of these donors gave gifts under $1,000, contributing an impressive $142,598 to the total raised for the 2018-19 Rivers Fund. Every gift truly counts.