Honor and Memorial Gifts

Individuals may choose to make a gift in honor or in memory of a family member, friend, or loved one as a way to positively impact the lives of others. Tribute gifts are considered a great honor at Rutgers Cancer Institute.

If you have requested donations be made in honor or memory of a loved one, kindly notify the development (philanthropy) office cancerphilanthropy@rutgersfoundation.org or 848-932-8013 so that we may allocate incoming gifts appropriately.

To make a personal donation in honor or memory of someone, please visit this link. Be sure to indicate the tribute’s name in the section entitled In Honor / In Memory of at the bottom of the page so that your contribution is designated correctly.

You may also create a fundraising page to honor or remember a loved one to raise funds for Rutgers Cancer Institute. Click here, or email cancerphilanthropy@rutgersfoundation.org to create a page for you.


Obituary Language

In the event that you’d like to request donations be directed to Rutgers Cancer Institute in memory of your loved one, below is sample obituary language for your convenience.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to Rutgers Cancer Institute. Make check payable to RUF-CINJ and mail to CINJ Development (Philanthropy) Office, PO Box 193, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Donations can also be made online at bit.ly/SupportRUCancer. Please indicate that the gift is in memory of _____________.


Memorial Wall

When a loved one passes, families may choose to have gifts directed to Rutgers Cancer Institute in their memory. When memorial gifts total $2,500 or more, families may elect to include the name of their loved one on the Memorial Wall – a series of frosted glass panels which surround the main atrium stairway at Rutgers Cancer Institute.