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Rene Vath Smythe ’48
"I’m giving because I want to make sure someone else gets the same type of education that I had."
Ellen Dunlap '03
As a student, Ellen Dunlap '03, discovered passions, learned to be a leader and connected with the alumni community. She gives back to stay connected and so students can enjoy similar opportunities.
Laura Hart ’15
“Dickinson’s generous scholarships enabled me to explore my academic passions for four years of full-time residential study. It’s been one of the greatest gifts of my life.”
Donor Profile: Patricia Collins '71
Patricia Collins '71's Dickinson education paved a path toward success in a variety of fields. Today, she continues to give back to the college to open paths for current and future Dickinsonians.
Randall Miller '71
"My junior year in Bologna, Italy, was transformational. I have designated my gift to support global study."
John Thomas ’66
"Dickinson ... taught me to think critically. I also learned to think on my feet. I learned to appreciate differing—and more thoughtful—viewpoints."
Grazie, Guccini! Italian Folk Icon Inspires Study-Abroad Scholarship
For 20 years, Dickinson students studying abroad in Bologna were taught by an esteemed singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of Italy." A new study-abroad scholarship bears his name.
Andy '10 and Eliza Clark Heist '12
Alumni couple Andy '10 ad Eliza Clark Heist '12 benefited from alumni support as undergrads. Now they help today's students enjoy similar opportunities at Dickinson.
Will Tsang ’06
"I find it extremely important to give back to Dickinson when and where I can."
Donor Profile: Bill ’71 and Elke Durden
“We think of it as an affirmation,” say Bill ’71 and Elke Durden, whose support for global education at Dickinson is an investment in the college, its students and the world they’ll one day help lead.
Jeremy Lupowitz ’15
“Dickinson is ours, and it is our responsibility to make a Dickinson education even better for future generations.”
Steve Snyder ’82
“It is absolutely critical to continue to make the residential, liberal-arts college experience available to all who wish to benefit from it.”
Donor Profile: Betty Richardson Churchill '58 and Dan Churchill
Learn how this former CIA couple helps promising Dickinson students make a meaningful difference in the world.
Rick Anderson ’92
“[Dickinson fosters] respect for the individual, personal responsibility to contribute to the community and an ethos of advancing human progress by seeking to understand diverse viewpoints."
Mike ’95, P’22, and Julie Salsitz Davi ’94, P’22
“We’ve been giving since we graduated. We both feel compelled to give back to a place that gave us both so much.”
Where Passion Meets Purpose
Dave ’74 and Sue Stebbins Souerwine ’75 follow their passion to help Dickinson launch new data analytics program.
Elena Takacs McGill ’04
“My professors forced us to think outside the box and be able to articulate an argument properly, both skills I think are essential in any career.”
Harvey Freedenberg '73
"My Dickinson education taught me critical thinking and clear writing, but more than anything, it fired an intellectual curiosity."
Scholarship Stories: Eric '78 and Kyle Stewart Evans '78
As a first-year, Eric Evans '78 worried he wouldn't be able to continue his college education. Now he and his wife, Kyle '78, support scholarships for students facing financial insecurity.
Laura Sullivan '11
"I had such a wonderful experience at Dickinson, so I am happy to give back so the current students can also have a memorable experience."
Sam Rose ’58 Makes Dickinson Education Possible This Year for 135 Students With New Scholarship Gift
Sam Rose ’58 deepens his commitment to 'leveling the playing field' with a new scholarship gift to Dickinson.
Devon Carlson ’20
"Dickinson has meaningfully touched and shaped so many lives, and I am no exception. I wanted to and will continue to give back to the institution that made me who I am today."
Following in the Footsteps of the Fishcake King
Helen Piszek Nelson P’05 honors her father’s memory and spurs global studies at Dickinson through a new endowed fund.
Greg Guldin ’09
"In addition to my parents, there were others that made my Dickinson experience a reality and I hope my gift provides the same and additional opportunities for future students."
Joy Mapp ’02
"I want to help out in any way possible to make sure that future students have the opportunity to attend Dickinson."
Nancy Quadri Bennett '78
"I had such a rewarding experience at Dickinson that I wanted to express my appreciation and to contribute to making it a continuing positive environment and experience for those to come."
Judith Rudge ’05
"Someone gave to Dickinson to make my own dreams a reality. I'm paying it forward in my work and also giving back to keep the circle of goodwill and giving going."
Wil Scott '72
"Institutions like Dickinson are a bulwark against the darkness in contemporary America."
Mary Jenkins ’70
"I gave money for a scholarship for a student to use while studying abroad because my time in Bologna was the highlight of my Dickinson experience."
Kevin Ssonko '20
"Because of the ways in which I have benefited from my college education, it is my responsibility to give back in a way that helps someone who came from similar struggles as I did."
Alumni Couple Champions Big Data Programs at Dickinson College
The tech industry has seen several revolutions since Dave ’74 and Sue Stebbins Souerwine ’75 launched their careers. Now they're helping students join the big data revolution.
Meryl Gaelen Japha '78
"I have always been impressed with the quality of students who attend Dickinson and felt that, if in some small way I could help them get the most out of their experience there, I am happy to do so."
TJ Flynn Condon ’98
"For Dickinsonians, giving a gift is another way to continue the connection with this great institution and community."
David Carlson '89, P'20
"Every dollar that we give allows Dickinson to do more. Whether it’s lowering barriers for more students, building new dorms, or supporting our athletic teams, we have an obligation to give back"
Mariel Arias '19
"For as long as I’ve been a Dickinsonian, I have seen our school’s commitment to continuous improvement. We should embrace those goals as our own and contribute in as many ways as we can."
Ed Rockman ’63
"My Dickinson education has been invaluable to me ... [and] I want to support other students coming behind."
Jan Herrold '68
"My gifts make a very real difference to Dickinson students today and those who will call themselves Dickinsonians in the future. And that is the very least I can do."
Sanjay and Arthi Kannambadi P’19
"As members of the Parents Leadership Council, we saw the important role that parents can play in supporting the college. We are proud to support a college that has given so much to our family."
David Crosson ’04
"I received a lot from Dickinson, academically, as well as personally. I'm inspired by what Dickinson continues to do as a whole."
Mary Coffman Crocker ’65 and John Crocker
"Dickinson’s liberal arts education gave me a desire to continue learning throughout my life, not just in my professional field. It has prepared me to deal with changes in the workplace and in life."
Dickinson College Scholarship Event Highlights Community, Personal Triumphs
Harriet Marcus Lehman ’72 and Liam Stenson Ortiz ’19 share the formidable struggles they overcame on the road to Dickinson, and why they're committed to paying it forward.
Gil Ludwig ’69
"When I read I could make a special gift to the college through a charitable gift annuity and augment my personal income at the same time ... I made the gift, and it’s been wonderful."
Chuck Ulmer ’65
"My family instilled in me the belief that you should give back to organizations who shaped your life. Dickinson was that place for me"
Tom Work '74
"Dickinson provided the liberal-arts education I hoped to have. ... [I want] to give something back to a college that has served me very well."
Taking Her Encore
After retiring from a corporate career, singer Kathryn Engle '71 got back to her first love, the stage.
'This is the Time to Help'
“Education can be a great equalizer, and it’s something that cannot be taken away," says Elvin Rawlins '73, who recently established a Dickinson scholarship fund.
Knowing What the Heart Wants
Mark '71 and Harriet Marcus Lehman '72 pay it forward to the college that brought them together.
Francesca Dea '93
"I have achieved what I have today because of ... Dickinson. I believe it is right that I give back to support the schools’ ability to do the same for other students."
Christian Beitel-Horton '13
"I have always given back to Dickinson because at the very core of the college's being is a determination to make the world a better place."
Debra Rodriguez P’18
"Dickinson’s commitment to making college affordable to as many students as possible is invaluable. This creates a rich, diverse environment for learning."
Charles Mirotznik ’75
"I hope that my humble gift will have an artistic and meaningful impact on qualified students."
Championing the Underdog
A look at the unconventional journey and life-changing legacy of Sam Rose ’58.
$100K Challenge Aims to Make Game-changing Internships More Widely Available
Doug '80 and Terri Pauls make a gift to enhance internship opportunities for Dickinson students and to inspire Dickinson alumni and parents to do the same.
Alan Reifenberg ’92
"Dickinson is a place that’s special to me, and making a gift to the college lets me play some role in preserving its values and mission."
Alex Froom '08 leads a nonprofit serving a Navajo Nation community, and he’s facilitated a scholarship and a service-trip program opening new worlds to Dickinson students.
Coming Back, Giving Back
Looking forward to connecting with longtime friends during Alumni Weekend, Tom Zug '68 reflects on his milestone reunion and why he comes back and gives back to his alma mater.
Julie Johnson '82
Dickinson prepared Julie Johnson '82 to make a difference in a range of fields. To help provide that kind of education to future students, she joined the Old West Society.
“We believe that Dickinson deserves to be supported, and we believe that everyone who is qualified and willing to do the work should have access to that kind of an education.”
Helping Future Dickinsonians
"Without the support of Dickinsonians who came before me, I would not have had access to the world-class education I received."
Jacob Herber P’19
"I choose to support Dickinson because it’s provided my daughter, Mychal ’19, with an intellectually challenging liberal-arts education and a strong and vibrant Jewish community on campus."
Martha Loring P’18
"I support Dickinson athletics because my son, Sam, has had a great experience in the program. "
Michelle Sánchez ’11
“Dickinson helped me develop a wide range of skills—and to embrace my voice and feel empowered, which I transfer to my students today."
Jason Gong ’06
"Dickinson challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone and beyond the boundaries that I had set for myself."
Michael '05 and Abbegayle Hunicke Morrow ’05
"The broad education and social involvement that students receive at Dickinson, I believe, really prepare them for real-world experiences that they’ll encounter post-graduation."
Brian Dorfler ’97
"I hope that through my support, other prospective students who may not be able to afford Dickinson will have the opportunity to attend.”
Tom Anderson ’84
“ I believe very strongly in the merits of liberal-arts education and want to help Dickinson be one of the most successful and sought-after colleges in the country.”
Chip Horner ’78
“Dickinson College helped position me for success in life. My professors gave me a broad and deep knowledge and perspective of the world. ... How could I not want to give back?”
Eric ’78 Kyle Stewart Evans ’78
“If you want future generations to have the rich experience equivalent to yours, the only way to ensure that happens is to give personally, through your time, your talent, or your treasure.”
Dawn Rosso ’74
"Dickinson taught me how to think analytically and write persuasively, both of which were essential in my career. I think the college is headed in the right direction and want to see it succeed.”
Steven Brooks ’67
“The liberal-arts education I got at Dickinson allowed me to have success in many different fields. It was a boon to my career.”
Alan Fleishman '61
Alan Fleishman ’61 got more than he could ask for from Dickinson. Not only did it set him up for a successful career, but it also gave him the tools to reinvent himself as a novelist.
Rick Dissinger '65
Dickinson gave Rick Dissinger ’65 everything he needed to manage a successful business. When it came time to give back, he wanted to make the most significant gift he could to leave a legacy.
Putting Boots on the Ground
How do you honor a professor who set your course in life? Suzanne Kairo ’83 has the answer.
An Embodiment of Values
When the men of Raven’s Claw decided to establish a scholarship fund in 1993, they did not anticipate just how successful and invaluable it would be.
Show, Don't Tell
Fredric Price P’01 and his wife, Ann, hope to start a ripple effect with the Streger-Price Fund at Dickinson.
Rob Webb '05
"Giving back is my way of paying it forward and helping someone like me be able to achieve their dreams.”
Jim Tillett and Mary Beth Burke P’17
“It’s important to give back where you can and have that connection with your child’s school—instead of just being a passive observer.”
Roberta Zmuda Greenspan ’77
"I give back because I want to help give students the chance to dream big."
Karen Pflug-Felder '71 spent more than 30 years in the science classroom as a teacher, and now she looks ahead as a member of the Alumni Council.
Erika Guttierez '10
"Dickinson paved the way for me, and it’s only right to give back.”
David Williams '60
"Dickinson prepared me to think, make decisions, analyze problems and do work I was not always specifically trained for."
Bill Freeman ’60
When it came time to celebrate his 50th reunion, Bill knew he wanted make a special gift to Dickinson. A a series of Charitable Gift Annuities gave him the perfect way to do that.
Rockko '05 and Maggie Rwakazina '05
“Dickinson has given us so much, and we believe in giving back so that others may have the same opportunity.”
Alex Egner '13
“If we all give a little then we improve the lives of a lot of students, just like those who came before us gave so we could enjoy our college experience.”
Ann Andres '89
“ I’m proud of how Dickinson has evolved over the years but still maintained the essence of what makes Dickinson so special.”
Dan and Allison Matlack P'16, P'19
“We are excited to watch both our children grow and thrive as they discover and develop their passions and talents at Dickinson.”
Greg Zimmerman ’83
“A lot of people don’t realize that estate giving is a great opportunity," says Greg Zimmerman ’83. "They need to know that the college can leverage a gift like this right away."
Pat Huyett '05
“If I can give even a little back today through the Dickinson Fund to help support scholarships or enhance facilities for current students, I think it’s the least I can do.”
Michael and Lisa Farrell P’13, P’15, P’17
“This school and the athletics program truly gives students the ability to succeed."
Dwight Dunston ’10
“I give back financially to Dickinson because I personally would not have been able to attend the school and had the experiences I did were it not for someone else giving back."
Jim Chambers ’78
“There are so many future leaders who may not have the opportunity to attend Dickinson without scholarships."
Dana Flock Goode ’83, P’18
“The sense of community at Dickinson is so strong, and the ability to focus on each student is remarkable."
Gary "Pugs" Knechtel Foundation
“Pugs was so important to so many of us who went to Dickinson during the late ’70s and early ’80s."
Gretchen Ernest Brigden ’89
“I can’t say enough about how good I feel about Dickinson and the education I received and the people that I shared that with."
Michael Henry ’06
“From the faculty to the friendships I made, Dickinson was really rewarding for me."
Deborah Lebman ’74
“In order to be successful today, you need to keep reinventing yourself."
Abby Conger ’09
“I continue to give back because I’m really proud of Dickinson and want it to continue to thrive."
Lisa Bruning-Garcia ’04
“The knowledge you acquire at college can prepare you for a career, but it’s your experiences there that really shape who you will become and how you interact with other people."
Phil Caputo ’09
“I think it’s important for young alums to give back to provide a strong foundation for Dickinson’s future."
The Gorgi Family
“Because of the great experience Joe had here, it was very important for us to give back and help future student-athletes."
Robert Hindle ’64
“Students who take these courses have a deeper understanding of the people and politics of the Middle East."
Lisa Gutenstein Silvershein ’84, P’14
“My family and I decided to establish an internship scholarship to support students in career exploration."
Bruce ’59 and Sally Hollister McKinney ’60
"The Dickinson experience was very important to us, and we think it’s important for future students."
Bob and Veronica Bailin P’07
“Each year, we hear from each of the 60 participating [LeaderShape] students."
Steve Ferrer ’72
For Esteban (Steve) Ferrer ’72, a Charitable Gift Annuity "just made sense."
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