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 an old professor. You can also help plan your next reunion or organize a gathering… and don’t forget to keep us up-to-date by updating your contact information or submitting a class note to [email protected], which will appear in the Rider magazine.

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.

Learn more at rider.edu/BOLDMentoring.

Spread the Love

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!

Share your experience with others:

  • Join us on campus for an Open House or Admitted Student Day
  • Meet and share your story with prospective students and parents
  • Assist admission counselors at local college fairs
  • Participate in local, admitted student receptions in your area
  • Write or call newly admitted students and invite them to join the Rider community

Start today by contacting Jessica Vento '15, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission and BOLD Class Agent Co-Chair at [email protected] or 609-896-5260

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 $500 or $5, 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.

Rise to the CHALLENGES

The $500,000 Trustee Challenge

The Board of Trustees is challenging you and other Rider alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends to raise $500,000 before June 30, 2017. The Board will match all new or increased gifts to The Annual Fund — dollar for dollar — up to $250,000, resulting in an additional $500,000 in support of current students. The Trustees have stepped up and are challenging you to do the same!

The BOLD Alumni Challenge

BOLD Alumni Class Agent program chair, Mark McCoy ’12, has risen to the challenge and also stepped up his own giving. He will make an additional $1,500 gift in honor of the class with the highest participation rate before June 30. Any gift amount counts for participation.

Become a BOLD Class Agent | See current standings

Join the CLUB

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 2017 $50 Year 6 2011 $300
Year 1 2016 $50 Year 7 2010 $350
Year 2 2015 $100 Year 9 2009 $400
Year 3 2014 $150 Year 9 2008 $450
Year 4 2013 $200 Year 10 2007 $500
Year 5 2012 $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, including the annual President's and Legacy Societies Reception.

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

Important CONTACTS

Alumni Events and Engagement
Katie Sampson, Alumni Relations Manager, [email protected], 609-896-5375

Giving Back and Class Agents
Andrea 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

Career Development and Success Center
career[email protected], 609-896-5000 ext 5058, rider.edu/careers

BOLD Alumni-Student Mentoring and Partnering Programs
rider.edu/BOLDMentoring