Today, we stand on the edge of the future, ready to take on critical initiatives that will enable our college to live up to its promise.

With all of us working together, we can make that happen. Below are ways that you can take a leadership role in moving Dickinson to the next level of success. 


The Mermaid Society

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Alumni, parents and friends who have supported the college for at least the last five consecutive years are recognized as members of the Mermaid Society.   Members of the Mermaid Society are included in the annual Report of Gifts with a mermaid symbol after their names.


The John Dickinson Society

JDS Society

The John Dickinson Society is Dickinson's premier donor group, honoring those who demonstrate outstanding leadership in support of the college. The annual support by these alumni, parents and friends has helped build new facilities, establish and advance academic programs, fund vital research, sustain first-rate faculty, support operations, and empower hundreds of students to pursue and achieve their dreams. Learn More


The Old West Society

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Established in the tradition of providing a living record of the legacy of our graduates, parents and friends, The Old West Society recognizes those individuals who have provided future support to Dickinson College through their estate and life income plans. Learn More



Annual Membership Levels

John Dickinson Society
Benjamin Rush Assoc. $100,000+
Revolutionary $50,000
Visionary $25,000
Scholar $10,000
Philanthropist $5,000
Member $2,500
For Young Alumni
6-10 years after graduation $1,000
0-5 years after graduation $500
Other Gift Clubs
Benefactor $1,000
Partner $500
Sustainer $250
Supporter up to $249