Why Give?

Wells Building, 1888

Wells Building, 1888

Your donation is more than dollars… it’s an investment in the future of quality health care in New Jersey.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) important role as a national leader in health care grew from humble beginnings.

In 1888, New Brunswick, NJ community leader and volunteer Grace Tileston Wells provided the funds to build and furnish the Hospital’s first building on Somerset Street in honor of her late husband, John Wells.

That first small building was later expanded in 1916 and renamed Middlesex General Hospital to accommodate the growing area surrounding New Brunswick. In 1986, it became Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

In more than a century and a quarter since its inception, the Hospital has been at the forefront of incredible innovations in medical technology, remarkable research that has revealed the keys to many mysteries of human health, and dramatic advances in the quality of patient care.

What has made this amazing journey – from what Wells called a “cottage hospital” to what is now of the nation’s leading academic heath centers – possible?

RWJUH’s success is built on the generosity of people who believe in the Hospital’s value to the community and its importance to the lives of patients and their families… people who understand that the future of quality health care depends on significant investments in world-class research, technology, and professional staff… people who support RWJUH’s relentless quest for excellence.

You can be part of this special group of donors and partners by making a gift to The RWJ University Hospital Foundation – a gift that is really an investment in the future of quality health care in New Jersey.

Whether you choose to make your gift on an unrestricted basis or to direct your gift to a specific purpose at RWJUH, you can be assured that it will be appreciated and used in the most effective way possible to enhance the Hospital’s patient services; clinical, research and teaching programs; and medical technologies and facilities.

Your gift can help to make the difference between providing good patient care and establishing new standards of care… between treating symptoms and curing diseases. Your gift can change lives. And when you make a gift, you will also enjoy the many benefits of giving, including:

  • Recognition and appreciation of your generosity through our publications, website, Commemorative Register, and various donor events hosted by RWJUH and The Foundation throughout the year
  • The financial and tax advantages of making a tax-deductible contribution or arranging a planned gift
  • The personal satisfaction that comes from helping others and supporting a critical community resource

The RWJ University Hospital Foundation is the financial lifeline for the Hospital – and our donors and partners are the lifeblood of the Foundation.

Please consider making a gift today, or contact us for more information.

Your gift can help to make the difference between providing good patient care and establishing new standards of care... between treating symptoms and curing diseases. Your gift can change lives.