From buildings to equipment, you can designate your funding to support a wide range of programs and opportunities that invigorate teaching and learning on campus.
Many capital projects offer naming opportunities. We would be honored to recognize your leadership gift and have your name memorialized on a plaque to showcase your business or company, honor a friend or colleague, or memorialize someone special.
- Ray Bateman Center for Student Life and Leadership opened its doors in February 2014 and is now providing an adaptable, fully networked, dedicated space that promotes cross-departmental, collaborative learning and leadership development and offers a centralized location for clubs and co-curricular activities. The RVCC Foundation needs capital support to repay the portion of the debt service that the Boards of Chosen Freeholders of Somerset and Hunterdon County have assumed, and to cover construction costs to finish the third floor.
- Christine Todd Whitman Science Center - To accommodate the dramatic growth in STEM majors. RVCC is improving the functionality and efficiency of the existing 26,000 square-foot center and building an additional 23,500 square feet to the two-story building.* The expansion of the Science Center will allow the College to offer more classes and expand on student and faculty research. To fully equip the five new labs, the College seeks private sector funding to purchase fume hoods enclosing the work area and specialty cabinets to hold beakers, student work, and other equipment.
*The College received support of $7 million from the State of New Jersey’s “Building Our Future” Bond Act and $2.4 million in matching funds provided by the Boards of Chosen Freeholders of Somerset and Hunterdon counties.
- Technology Equipment – Past donations have helped faculty purchase tablets to support the “flipped classroom” in biology and math classes; a handheld Thermo Scientific Niton x-ray fluorescence analytical device for the Environmental Studies Department; Google Glasses and an Oculus Rift DK2 (virtual reality goggles) for the Math Department; and more. Meet with our STEM faculty to learn how you can advance their work in and out of the classroom.
- Planetarium - The Planetarium needs a new dome; RF Wireless Assisted Listening devices for guests who have hearing impairments; upgrades in video equipment and speakers; and an infusion of funds to expand its digital library.