Day of Giving: Tuesday, April 24

Day of Giving


Last year, more than 3,200 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff members and friends of the college gave $877,835 to support Dickinson’s useful education for the common good.

They proved that great things happen when Dickinsonians come together.

This year, we’re calling on all Dickinsonians to top that effort on Tuesday, April 24, by making 3,500 gifts in 24 hours.

Join us for Dickinson’s most ambitious Day of Giving yet.

Let’s see what we can accomplish together this year!

Do you believe in mermaids?

Make a recurring monthly or recurring annual gift on Day of Giving to show that you do, and you’ll instantly become a member of Dickinson’s Mermaid Society—and receive this “I Believe in Mermaids” T-shirt as a token of our appreciation.*

Current Mermaid Society members can make a participatory gift on the Day of Giving to receive the T-shirt.

Day of Giving T-shirt

For questions about the Mermaid Society, which celebrates loyal giving to Dickinson, or questions about Day of Giving, please call the Office of College Advancement at 800-543-3809, or email

*For tax purposes, donors who make a recurring gift must donate a minimum of $5 monthly or $55 annually to qualify for the T-shirt.

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Spread the Word

Help spread the word about Day of Giving to the wider Dickinson community by posting on social media about why you give using the hashtag #dsongives. You can learn more and download Day of Giving graphics through our social media toolkit.

Rise to the Challenges

Thanks to some generous members of the wider Dickinson community, there are a number of Day of Giving challenges to help us reach our goal:

Rush Hour Challenge: 500 gifts between 7 and 9 a.m. (EDT) will unlock $10,000 in funding, thanks to a challenge gift from Kevin Holleran ’73.‚Äč

Power Lunch Challenge: 500 gifts between noon and 2 p.m. (EDT), will unlock $10,000 in funding, thanks to a challenge gift from George and Jennifer Ward Reynolds '77.

Greatest Need Challenge: 2,000 unrestricted Dickinson Fund gifts will unlock $40,000, thanks to a challenge gift from George and Jennifer Ward Reynolds '77. 

Parents Challenge: 500 gifts from parents of current students or parents of alumni will unlock $10,000, thanks to a challenge gift from Claudia O'Brien P'18.

Class of 1973 Challenge: 100 gifts from members of the class of 1973 will unlock $10,000, thanks to a challenge gift from Bucky Mansuy P'12 and Michael Mansuy '12 in memory of Jane Webster Mansuy ’73.

Day of Giving On-Campus Schedule

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Give a Little, Get a Latte: Complimentary coffee from The Peddler will be available in the HUB as a reminder that great things happen when our community comes together! 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Strike a Pose: Grab a friend or two and pose for our special Day of Giving themed photo booth in the HUB. 

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brain food in the Library: Step up to the challenge and make your gift in the Waidner-Spahr Library.