Photos by Carl Socolow '77
Members of the Dickinson community recently gathered on the green in front of Old West to commemorate the college's history and the longstanding tradition of philanthropy that supports Dickinson's mission.
Charter Day, sponsored each year by the Office of College Advancement, celebrates the day Benjamin Rush signed Dickinson's charter to officially establish the college on Sept. 9, 1783. In addition to gathering for food at the all-campus picnic, students, faculty, staff and alumni who attended got a free laptop sticker, learned about the importance of giving at Dickinson and heard from Marcus Witherspoon '20 (international business & management) on the impact donor support has on students.
"In order to understand the rich history of Dickinson, one must realize that our success lies in our tradition of philanthropy," said Witherspoon, co-chair of the Senior Class Gift Drive and a liaison for the Student Alumni Association. "We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for philanthropy, and we will not be able to keep pushing forward and making Dickinson the best it can be without philanthropic support."
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Published September 10, 2019