Day of Giving: Tuesday, April 24

Day of Giving


3,535 Gifts in 24 Hours!

Day of Giving


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Dickinson's fourth-annual Day of Giving, Tuesday, April 24, made a big splash with gifts from 3,535 Dickinsonians—and still counting. 

With so many gifts made in a single day, College Advancement staff members are still tallying gifts made in person, by mail, and online. The Dickinson community has already exceeded its historic goal of 3,500 gifts in 24 hours and showed that we believe in mermaids with a record amount of recurring gifts. But stay tuned for a final update in the coming days.


Thank you to everyone who made a gift to the college and showed once again that great things happen when Dickinsonians come together.

View photos from the day on Facebook.

Challenges Met

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: ACHIEVED. With more than 500 gifts between 7 and 9 a.m. (EDT) we unlocked $10,000 in funding, thanks to a challenge gift from Kevin Holleran ’73.‚Äč

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

Greatest Need Challenge: ACHIEVED. With more than 2,000 unrestricted Dickinson Fund gifts, we unlocked $40,000, thanks to a challenge gift from George and Jennifer Ward Reynolds '77. 

Parents Challenge: ACHIEVED. With more than 500 gifts from parents of current students or parents of alumni, we unlocked $10,000, thanks to a challenge gift from Claudia O'Brien P'18.

D.C. Regional Challenge: ACHIEVED. With more than 500 gifts from members of the D.C. community, we unlocked $50,000, thanks to the D.C. Regional Council.

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.

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.


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.