The Dickinson Fund operates at the very heart of the college and its impact is felt in the lives of students every day.
Working in line with the college's mission and core values, the Dickinson Fund supports educational access for students in need. It funds sustainability efforts. It purchases lab equipment and art supplies. It is part of why this college has such a track record of success in all fields, including its exceptional financial management and fiscal responsibility.
It's more than just giving back; it's about fueling the future for all Dickinson students.
So far this fiscal year, unrestricted gifts to the Dickinson Fund have made a difference in the following ways:
All Dickinson Fund gifts support the college’s sustainability efforts, which are infused throughout the curriculum as well as the campus and our study-abroad locations, which serve as living laboratories for sustainability education.
Small Gifts Make a Big Impact
1,092 gifts under $50 are helping Dickinson by supporting various campus activities like:
- offsetting the student-faculty research wages budget for the entire academic year
- adding three new smart classrooms
- funding nearly half of the First-Year Mentor Program budget
The college strives to attract innovative and engaged students who are critical thinkers and community leaders. Gifts of scholarship will allow the college to attract the best students, regardless of need.
Gift designated to academic programming provide support for academic initiatives and priorities across the curriculum. Although you may feel personal connections to specific departments, your support for Dickinson's overall academic programming ensures equitable benefits for all disciplines and supports student success in every field of endeavor.
The heart of a Dickinson education is its faculty. Gifts to this area will support their work, enhance compensation levels and provide opportunities for professional development and research initiatives.
Buildings and grounds are more than walls and lawns—they house our experiences and provide structure to who we are as individuals and as a community.
Dickinson recognizes that student participation in clubs and organizations outside the classroom is important to individuals and to the community. Gifts designated to student life will support opportunities and activities that enhance the overall Dickinson experience.
Dickinson is committed to environmental sustainability and accountability in every facet of campus life. Gifts to sustainability will support on-campus initiatives to preserve our natural resources for the 21st century and beyond.