Some may wonder, "Why a mermaid?" But Dickinsonians know. Other schools might have rejected the local coppersmith’s work as a mistake when he failed to produce the triton Benjamin Latrobe planned to place atop Old West, but Dickinson embraced the unexpected.

Two centuries later, the mermaid is an enduring symbol of the college, a testament to our flexibility, our understanding of what really matters, our ability to adapt.

This is what you support when you make a gift to Dickinson.

You help keep Dickinson innovative, nimble, prepared for an unpredictable future. You change lives through scholarship support. You help create vital new programs. You fund cutting-edge student faculty research.

And because Dickinsonians go on to impact the world once they graduate, your gift to the college goes well beyond campus and helps to shape a brighter future for all.

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