The Dickinson community came out in full force yesterday, making the 2023 Day of Giving a historic success. Lean more.

Each year, alumni, parents, students, staff and friends of the college play a vital role in Dickinson's mission through their gifts to the college. You can help shape the future of every student who walks among these limestone walls. 

Dickinson’s annual fund, the Dickinson Fund, supports annual costs to offset tuition dollars. Giving to the “Area of Greatest Need" provides critical support for nearly every aspect of the student experience. Your gift can also be directed to a specific priority, such as scholarships, wellness initiatives, diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI) initiatives, study abroad or any other area that is most meaningful to you.  

Every gift—no matter the size—has the power to make an impact. Not only does every dollar add to the resources Dickinson has to support its programs and students, but the percentage of alumni support also demonstrates the value of a Dickinson education, impacts important college rankings like the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” and influences selection by grant-offering organizations. Your participation matters.  

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Change a Life—Change the World

The Campaign for Scholarships: Change a Life—Change the World, the most ambitious financial-aid fundraising effort in the college’s history, aims to raise $75 million to fund the college’s commitment to providing sufficient aid to meet the full demonstrated need of every admitted student.

“Our goal is to make sure financial constraints never prevent potential Dickinsonians from experiencing this life-changing education. To continue to prepare future global leaders from all walks of life, regardless of their families’ financial situation, we must do everything we can to keep this priceless education affordable.”

—John E. Jones III ’77, P’11

Learn more about the campaign, or make your gift today through our online gift form.

“Dickinson was created to be a revolutionary institution, one that marries broad-based academic effort with wider world practice. Our students are imbued with a global perspective and engage in a style of learning that urges them to take an active role in their communities. That mission remains our North Star, the duty that drives us forward. The future of this college has never been brighter. We are a world-class institution, members of a truly remarkable international community. Each of us must show our pride in this place that has shaped us, and we must testify to all we meet about this special community in Carlisle, Pa., that dares to act boldly on a global stage.”

—John E. Jones III ’77, P’11 | President

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