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Giving to Eagleton is easy. Learn how you can make a tax deductible gift to support the Institute’s research, education, and public service programs today.

Giving to Eagleton

Florence Peshine Eagleton’s bequest established the Eagleton Institute of Politics in 1956. Today, the Institute’s research, education, and public service programs grow and flourish thanks to the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations who share Florence Eagleton’s commitment to studying politics, inspiring engagement, and improving democracy.

To learn how you can help, contact Eagleton’s director of development, Sue Nemeth, at (848) 932-8593 or Below are some of the many options for investing in Eagleton’s work:

Mail a check payable to the “Rutgers University Foundation/Eagleton Institute of Politics, a Center or project name”:

Rutgers University Foundation
PO Box 193
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0193

 Make a secure online gift here

To make an electronic transfer, please contact Sue Nemeth for account and routing numbers.

For details on leaving a bequest to Eagleton in your will, please contact Sue Nemeth.

To make a matching gift from your employer, please designate the “Rutgers University Foundation” (TIN 23-7318742) and specify the Eagleton Institute of Politics, a Center or project name for the allocation on your company’s matching gift form.

The Eagleton Institute is unit of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Fundraising arm of Rutgers is the Rutgers University Foundation (TIN 23-7318742). Gifts to Eagleton, its Centers and programs are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. To learn about changes to the federal tax code, visit the Rutgers University Foundation

“It is my settled conviction that the cultivation of civic responsibility and leadership among the American people in the field of practical political affairs is of vital and increasing importance to our state and nation …. I make this gift especially for the development of and education for responsible leadership in civic and governmental affairs and the solution of their political problems.”
– Florence Peshine Eagleton, January 7, 1944

Considering an Estate Gift to CAWP/Eagleton?

The Office of Estate and Gift Planning offers the Rutgers community a new resource through a partnership with a social venture company called FreeWill.

The resource includes three components:

There’s no requirement to give to Rutgers and we encourage you to consult with your legal and tax advisors. If you would like to speak with a planned giving expert at Rutgers, please contact Sue Nemeth at (848) 932-8593 or


Future of Democracy Sponsorship Fund

Proceeds support Eagleton’s nonpartisan education, research, and public service programs.

  • Center for American Women and Politics
  • Eagleton Center on Public Interest Polling, home to the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll
  • Eagleton Center on the American Governor
  • Center for Youth Political Participation
  • Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience
  • Eagleton Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Eagleton Undergraduate Associations Program
  • Eagleton Science and Politics Initiative

To make a tax-deductible gift and show your support for the Future of Democracy, please complete the Sponsor Pledge Form.

Sponsors receive special recognition on promotional materials, Eagleton’s website, and invitations to virtual public programs.

For details, contact Eagleton’s director of development, Sue Nemeth at (848) 932-8593 or


Eagleton Legacy Funds

Harold H. and Reba Martin Legacy Fund

Harold and Reba Martin established the Harold H. and Reba Martin Legacy Fund at the Eagleton Institute of Politics to support the Eagleton Graduate Fellowship Program in Politics and Government.

Leave a Legacy that contributes to the civic health of our state and nation. You’ll enjoy it now and your family will cherish it forever.

Endowed Legacy Funds at Eagleton honor the lifetime achievements of men and women who wish to invest in the future of research, education, and public service programs at the Institute. Donors establish named funds through an outright gift, multi-year pledge, or bequest. We work with you to find the perfect fit for your legacy. To learn more or donate to an existing Legacy Fund, contact Eagleton’s director of development, Sue Nemeth, at (848) 932-8593 or