Celebrating Tradition

Charter Day

Charter Day

Video by Joe O'Neill

Charter Day celebrates Dickinson's history, philanthropy

Dickinson will celebrate the Sept. 9, 1783, signing of its charter and the college's rich tradition of philanthropy with the annual Charter Day dinner Friday, Sept. 9. Held on the Academic Quad from 4:45 to 7:30 p.m. and sponsored by the Devils' Advocates Student Philanthropy Council and The Office of Engagement & The Dickinson Fund, the event features a free picnic-style dinner, including Yuengling Ice Cream donated by Ellen and David Yuengling ’84.

The event also highlights the impact of giving with the Charter Day Challenge, which tasks students with answering trivia questions, solving clues and taking pictures of philanthropy in action to compete for individual and team prizes. As the challenge shows, though the event honors Dickinson's two centuries of history, it also celebrates the present and ongoing impact made by gifts to the college.

"The college's mission remains the same—providing a preparation in the liberal arts and sciences for leadership in American democracy," says Interim President Neil Weissman. "And it's made possible by gifts and other support from literally thousands of alumni, parents and friends of the college—support which we and our students deeply appreciate."

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Published September 7, 2016