Toys“R”Us Pledges $100,000 to William Paterson University for Scholarships

--Wayne-based company to be honored with 2017 Distinguished Corporation Award at William Paterson University Foundation’s 27th Annual Legacy Award Gala on April 20

Toys“R”Us, Inc. has committed $100,000 to William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, for scholarships for its students. The Wayne-based global toy and baby products retailer will receive the 2017 Distinguished Organization Award at the William Paterson University Foundation’s 27th Annual Legacy Award Gala on Thursday, April 20, at The Grove in Cedar Grove. David A. Brandon, chairman and CEO of Toys“R”Us, Inc., will be present to accept the award.

“Scholarship support can be transformative for students,” says Kathleen Waldron, president of William Paterson University.  “We are grateful to David Brandon and

Toys“R”Us for this donation which will directly benefit our students.  Toys“R”Us has been a wonderful corporate partner to the University and our students and alumni, and we thank them for their continued generous support.”

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer. The company has an annual workforce of approximately 62,000 employees worldwide. The Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund has donated more than $130 million to a range of child-related philanthropic causes including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Save the Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Toys for Tots, among many others. The company has also donated more than $100 million in products to organizations around the world, ensuring children everywhere have the opportunity to learn and play.

The Legacy Award Gala is the William Paterson University Foundation’s largest event to raise funds to support the University’s mission of promoting student success and academic excellence through student scholarships. Tickets to the gala begin at $425; tables of 10 are available for $5,000. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes a cocktail dinner reception and presentation of the Legacy Awards and Viennese desserts. For reservations, contact Richard Datzko, William Paterson University events and donor liaison, at 973-720-2934 or visit

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 883 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in 795 international stores and 254 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including and, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has an annual workforce of approximately 60,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Since 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., has donated more than $130 million in grants to children’s charities. For more information, visit or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter. Follow Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us on Facebook at and and on Twitter at and

About William Paterson University

William Paterson University is a leading public university in New Jersey with nearly 11,000 students and 73,000 living alumni. The third oldest public institution in the state, the University was chartered in 1855 and offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs through five academic colleges: Arts and Communication, Cotsakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health. Located on 370 hilltop acres in Wayne, the University provides a wide range of learning opportunities in its classrooms, laboratories and other state-of-the-art facilities, as well as other opportunities including research collaborations with faculty, internships and civic engagement activities. The institution’s 410 full-time faculty are highly distinguished and diverse scholars and teachers, including 41 Fulbright scholars and recipients of numerous other awards, grants, and fellowships. For more information, visit or follow @wpunj_edu on Twitter or on Facebook at