Special Giving Opportunities

With an annual contribution of $25,000 or more, special gift donors provide the Hertz Foundation with unparalleled support.

When you make a special gift, you enable us to grow our community of innovators and accelerate lifesaving solutions to people around the world. Our special gifts donors also enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the Hertz Foundation:

  • Naming rights to fellowships and events
  • Interactions with science and technology leaders
  • Invitations to special events
  • Updates on research and technology development

If you have questions or want to discuss special circumstances surrounding your gift, please don't hesitate to contact our development office by calling 925.373.1642 (ext. 3) or submitting our Contact Us form.

Examples of Special Gifts

We’ll work closely with you to design a philanthropic plan that meets your financial goals and has the greatest impact. Here are a few examples of how we can put your special gift to use.

Summer Workshop: Engineering Challenge Sponsor
$25,000 annually

Fellows East Coast Retreat Sponsor
$30,000 annually

Fellows West Coast Retreat Sponsor
$30,000 annually

Summer Workshop: New Fellows Orientation Sponsor
$50,000 annually

Shared Named Hertz Fellowship (co-fund with another donor/s)
$125,000 or $25,000 annually over five years

One Named Hertz Fellowship
$250,000 or $50,000 annually over five years

Summer Workshop Sponsor
$300,000 annually

New Fellows Selection Sponsor
$500,000 annually

One Endowed Hertz Fellowship
$1,000,000 one-time gift

Endowed Funds
$1,000,000 or more

More Ways to Give

Every gift to the Hertz Foundation fuels groundbreaking research and helps strengthen our nation's security and economic vitality. That's why we offer a range of opportunities to make it easy and convenient for you to make your donation.