Days after the world entered a lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, more than 3,100 Dickinsonians all over the world united to give more than $1.3 million in a single day for Dickinson's Day of Giving 2020. One game-changing year later, Dickinsonians will rally together again on Tuesday, April 6, in support of the college, its students and the liberal-arts education that empowers them with the tools to meet whatever challenges lie ahead.
Dickinson’s Day of Giving is a global, annual event bringing Dickinsonians together for 24 hours in support of the college, its students and the power of a Dickinson education. By participating, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college support Dickinson's work to prepare future scientists who will find ways to heal the planet and make it sustainable; teachers who will inspire the next generation of leaders; artists and musicians who will move us, agitate us and make us laugh; humanists who will give us the resources to understand our experience; and entrepreneurs who will solve problems and keep our economy going.
In other words: When donors make a gift, they're not just giving to Dickinson. They're giving through Dickinson to support meaningful causes and work that can make a positive difference for the future.
This year's goal is to bring 4,000 Dickinsonians from around the world together to make a gift on this day. Though all gifts count toward this historic effort, the college will focus on key fundraising areas such as the Dickinson Fund, scholarships, the Student Wellness Fund, the Emergency Response Fund and the McAndrews Fund for Athletics.
To learn more or track the college's progress on the Day of Giving, visit www.dickinson.edu/dayofgiving.
Published March 12, 2021