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A Night to Remember

Rutgers unveils its $1 billion fundraising campaign—Our Rutgers, Our Future: A Campaign for Excellence—at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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The event at the the New Jersey Performing Arts Center was attended by more than 700 guests, featured speeches by president Richard L. McCormick and governor Chris Christie, and was the site for riveting performances of music and dance by students attending Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts.  Photography by Saed Hindash, Rich Shultz

With considerable fanfare, Rutgers formally launched its campaign to raise $1 billion for the university—its most ambitious fundraising effort—during a magical evening at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on October 13. Entitled Our Rutgers, Our Future: A Campaign for Excellence, the event attracted more than 700 guests, featured inspiring speeches by president Richard L. McCormick (bottom left) and governor Chris Christie (bottom right), and served as a fitting setting for riveting performances of music and dance by students at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts. To learn more about the people who have given to Rutgers; the impact they are having on faculty, students, the New Jersey community, and university campuses themselves; and how you can play a role, click here.