Frequently Asked Questions

The RSLP has never asked for alumni to give financially before this.  What’s up? Is something wrong with  the program’s funding?

Absolutely not.  Through Julian Robertson’s continued generosity, the RSLP is fortunate to be on firm financial footing.  This is a chance for Alumni, Scholars and parents to demonstrate their continued commitment to the RSLP and to co-invest with Julian in the RSLP’s mission of raising up transformational leaders committed to the RSLP’s values of purposeful leadership, intellectual curiosity, strength of character, and collaborative spirit.

When I give to the Robertson Program, where does my money go?

Your money enriches the definitive Robertson experiences for future scholars—things like the first-year NOLS retreat, the Community Summer, Dinners for Eight with faculty and alumni, the Senior Capstone, and the list goes on.  With your ongoing financial support and continued input, these experiences will continue to grow and push current and future scholars to expand their horizons and meet their potential.

What’s the best way to give to the Program?

The best and easiest way to give is to set up a recurring monthly gift right through the Robertson website.  This will allow the RSLP to have a continuous stream of support to fund ongoing programming needs.

Are gifts to the Robertson Program tax-deductible?

Yes!  Everything is 100% tax deductible.

What are other ways I can give back to the Program in addition to giving financially?

We’re glad you asked.  The RSLP is always looking for alumni to mentor current scholars, to coordinate regular alumni activities, and to support annual programs like Robertson Reconnect and the Senior Capstone.  If you’re interested in any or all of these, shoot a quick email to Stephanie Keller at keller@robertsonscholars.org and she’ll get you set up.

Is there any new programming that my contribution may support?

Check out the Program Timeline here – so many parts of the Program that we enjoyed, but also quite a few things have been added – Sophomore Retreat and the Rethink Program, for example! Additionally, year after year the number of Dinners for 8 that Scholars host (and the Program pays for) is increasing. Similarly, the demand for LEAD grants (funding for conferences and seminars) has seen a huge surge in recent years.