In the final year of the First in America capital campaign Dickinson is giving all alumni, parents and friends the opportunity to be part of a million-dollar gift to the college. Through The Million-Dollar Challenge, a group of alumni and parents spanning six decades has pledged to give up to $1 million to the Annual Fund by matching new and increased gifts this year.
That means that if you make a new gift (a gift from anyone who didn’t make a gift between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010) or if you give
more than you did last year, you’ll be part of a $1 million gift to Dickinson. To become a part of the largest challenge in Dickinson's history, make your gift today.
Million-Dollar Challenge Sponsors
- Clark J. Chandler '74, P'11 & Roberta O. Barnes Chandler P'11
- R. Timothy Ferguson '93 & Ruth LaMantia Ferguson '92
- Sidney D. Kline Jr. '54, P'81, P'86 & Barbara James Kline '57, P'81, P'86
- Mark I. Lehman '71 & Harriet Marcus Lehman '72
- Thomas Mills '47 (deceased)
- Amy L. Nauiokas '94
- Kellie L. Newton '81
- R.F. Shangraw Jr. '81 & Mary S. Shangraw
Why Support the Challenge
I owe so much to Dickinson. It gave me the ability to understand the world at large and the ability to go on to law school and become a partner in a very large law firm. I was a scholarship student; I know I was given the opportunity to come to Dickinson by the people who came before me, so I see giving back to the college as an obligation and a privilege.
—Kellie Newton '81
If you haven’t given before, now is the perfect time to do it because your gift will be matched, which means it will have even more impact. That’s one of the reasons I like to support the college. You’re really able to see the impact of your gift. You can’t walk on campus without seeing a way that the campaign has enabled us to enhance the school.
—Ruth LaMantia Ferguson '92
Looking toward the future, if we want
to make sure that Dickinson continues to improve—that this positive trend of
the last decade continues—then we all need to get involved. And this challenge is a
great way to do that.
—Mark I. Lehman ’71