Welcome! If you are one of the nearly 10,000 members of the Rider University classes of 2008–2017, you are a member of BOLD, Broncs of the Last Decade, and you play a vital role in the success, growth, and future of the University. As a member, you will find special opportunities to stay connected and engaged with Rider and to continue to be part of the Rider community.
Five Ways to be BOLD
Stay Connected and Engaged
There’s lots of ways to stay connected as alumni. Attend social and networking gatherings, cheer on the Broncs at athletic competitions, take in a performance or just visit a favorite professor. You can also help plan your next reunion or organize a gathering. Follow the links below:
Join the BOLD Council
Campus and Academic Events
Read the Rider Magazine
Sign-up for the Rider Insider: Alumni Newsletter*
Follow Rider Alumni Association on Social Media
Update personal and
Provide Class Notes
* if you're not receiving The Rider Insider and would like to, please email [email protected] to get your preferred email address added to the distribution list.
Sharing some of your fondest memories and experiences at Rider with others is one of the best ways to promote the University. You never know…you could be influencing the next herd of young Broncs!
No one knows better the power of a Rider education than a Rider alum. To strengthen Rider's alumni network, consider advertising job postings or internship opportunities at your organization through the Office of Career Development and Success at Rider.
Hire a Bronc, Join Handshake
Learn more at rider.edu/bold/spread-the-love
Share your expertise with BOLD alumni and/or current students through the BOLD Speaker Series.
Be a Mentor
Now that you’re out in the world and doing amazing things, come back and share your experiences, knowledge and career advice with current students. Stay tuned for more information on the Rider Success Network piloting Spring 2018.
Learn more at rider.edu/BOLDMentoring.
Give us a Grade
We want to give you more of what you want and your opinion is important to us. Please send us your feedback and recommendations for BOLD Alumni programming to [email protected].
Pay it Forward
Whether you can give $5 or $500, every gift makes a big impact and goes a long way in letting Rider know that you believe in your alma mater and that you want future generations to benefit from the same experiences. A gift of any amount counts toward “participation” and is a key factor when determining our rankings in publications such as U.S. News & World Reports.
Make your gift today: rider.edu/GiveBOLD.
The $510,000 Women's Giving Challenge
In celebration of 150 years of Women at Rider, six alumnae have taken the reins to launch a $255,000 giving challenge to encourage alumnae and others to join them in supporting the University’s strong tradition of helping young women maximize their potential and begin their professional lives.
The challenge will match – dollar-for-dollar – new and increased gifts from Rider alumnae and gifts in honor of Rider women.
Join the CLUBS
The 1865 Society
Rider University established The 1865 Society to recognize the loyalty and devotion of our most committed donors whose annual gifts serve as the foundation for Rider’s growth. Members of this group have made gifts for two or more consecutive years. While the amount and designation of these gifts vary, each member has shown a level of pride emblematic of Andrew J. Rider when he founded this institution in 1865.
Regardless of the area you support each year, or how much you choose to give, the impact of your gifts remains significant. Collectively, annual gifts influence Rider’s ability to create new opportunities for our students while also honoring the tradition of giving back.
The 1865 Society is a vital community of Rider supporters, and the University is proud to acknowledge members at the following qualifying levels:
- Introductory Member — two to four years of consecutive giving
- Cum Laude — five to 14 years of consecutive giving
- Magna Cum Laude — 15 to 24 years of consecutive giving
- Summa Cum Laude — 25 or more years of consecutive giving
The BOLD President's Club
Rider’s BOLD alumni have a special opportunity to join the inner circle of supporters by becoming BOLD President’s Club members. Members of this elite group of donors contribute $50 for each year since graduation.
|Class Year||Contribution||Class Year||Contribution|
|Year 0 2018||$50||Year 6 2012||$300|
|Year 1 2017||$50||Year 7 2011||$350|
|Year 2 2016||$100||Year 9 2010||$400|
|Year 3 2015||$150||Year 9 2009||$450|
|Year 4 2014||$200||Year 10 2008||$500|
|Year 5 2013||$250||More than 10 years||Gifts of $1,000 or more|
BOLD President's Club members enjoy all the benefits of President's Society membership. BOLD President's Society members are also invited to attend member-only campus programs and events.
By making a gift to The Rider Fund or The Rider Scholarship Fund at the level listed for your class year, current seniors and BOLD alumni become BOLD President's Club members.
Did you know?
By enrolling in the Sustaining Giving Program, you could reach BOLD Alumni President's Society leadership levels with smaller gifts each month. Corporate matching gifts received in the same fiscal year, also count toward BOLD Alumni President's Society leadership gifts.
Make your gift at rider.edu/GiveBold
Alumni Events and Engagement, and BOLD Council
Katie Sampson, Alumni Relations Manager, [email protected], 609-896-5375
Paying it Forward and BOLD Council
Andrea Neale Jarvis, Associate Director of Annual Giving, [email protected], 609-896-5219
Recruitment and Admissions Volunteers
Jessica Vento '15, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission and BOLD Class Agent Co-Chair, [email protected], 609-896-5260
BOLD Alumni-Student Mentoring and Partnering Programs