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Dickinson's Day of Giving Kicks off Tomorrow

Day of Giving, 1 Mission, 24 Hours, 3,000 Dickinsonians, April 4


Dickinson’s Day of Giving 2023 kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4, giving every Dickinsonian the chance to make a difference and 'get your red out!'. This year, the college is asking 3,000 alumni, parents, employees, students and friends to come together to make a gift benefiting every Dickinson student.

But this year, Dickinson is also asking the entire college community to “get your red out!” After you make your gift, post a selfie wearing your favorite Dickinson red gear, and tag at least one other Dickinsonian, challenging them with “get your red out!” (Use hashtags #dsongives #dsonproud. Don’t use social media? Just email your photo to us at and we'll post it to the Day of Giving site or the college's social media accounts.)

Get your red out!

Every gift makes an impact, because gifts of every size make a difference to every student. And since those students go on to make a positive impact, that means every gift makes a difference on the wider world far beyond the limestone walls.

With numerous generous challenges this year, there are also many ways to double the impact of your gift. From athletics to scholarships, diversity, equity and inclusivity, and so much more, there are many ways your gift could be matched by one of our generous challenge donors. 


Durden Day of Giving Scholarships Challenge
Bill '71 and Elke Durden will generously donate $100,000 to scholarships, if 500 gifts to scholarships and 3,000 gifts overall for the day are reached.

Dickinson Fund Challenge
500 gifts to the Dickinson Fund will unlock a generous $50,000 challenge gift from Charlie ’65 and Trudy Craig P’89.

Young Alumni Giving Challenge
Karen Buchholz '88 will contribute $25,000 to scholarships if 250 young alumni (2013-2022) make a gift to any purpose. This will essentially triple the impact of your gift when combined with the Durden challenge. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity (DEI) Challenge
Lauren Ashley Smith ’06 and Brooke Helburn have generously offered to match gifts to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Initiatives up to $10,000 to help support the mission of Dickinson's Chief Diversity Officer and his team.

Asbell Center for Jewish Life Challenge
The Grace Eva Wolf ’55 Memorial Challenge is established in loving memory by her husband Abe to provide $18,000 of support to raise gifts from 72 donors to the Asbell Center for Jewish Life.

McAndrews Fund Challenge
The Pugs Foundation, started in memory of Gary "Pugs" Knechtel ’80, is generously offering to match all gifts up to $25,000 to the McAndrews Fund.

Academic Programming Challenge
100 gifts to Academic Programming will unlock a generous $10,000 gift from Kevin Holleran ’73.

Football Challenge
Scott Cohen '91 will generously match gifts to football up to $15,000.

Softball Challenge
David and Sherry Kohan P’26 will match gifts received to support the softball team up to $5,000.

Men's Basketball Challenge
Steve Smith ’92 will generously match gifts to men’s basketball up to $10,000.

Women's Basketball Challenge
Steve Smith ’92 will generously match gifts to women’s basketball up to $10,000.

Men's Lacrosse Challenge
Stuart Mathews P'21 will generously match gifts to men’s lacrosse up to $15,000.

Women's Lacrosse Challenge
An anonymous parent of a lacrosse alumna will generously match gifts to women’s lacrosse up to $15,000.

Bradley Scholarship Challenge
Join members of Bradley, our popular Dickinson band from the 1970s, as they aim to raise $50,000 to establish a scholarship at Dickinson. The band has committed $30,000 and are challenging fans and friends to raise the remaining $20,000.

Class of 1963 Scholarship Challenge
If 63 donors give to the class scholarship, an anonymous donor will generously contribute an additional $5,000 to the class of 1963 scholarship.

Class of 1978 Participation Challenge
Lisa Bonner Wallis ‘78 has generously offered to contribute $15,000 to help establish the Class of 1978 Scholarship if 45% participation in the reunion class gift is achieved. Participation includes gifts to the Class of 1978 Scholarship or to any other fund of your choice.

Raven's Claw Scholarship Challenge
Raven’s Claw intends to raise an additional $25,000 in gifts to the Raven’s Claw Scholarship this year and challenges 125 alumni members to join them with a gift this year.

Delta Nu Challenge
If 71 gifts are made to the Delta Nu Scholarship, Kirsten Nixa Sabia '92 and Carol Graebner ‘75 will donate an additional $2,000 to the Scholarship.

Senior Class Gift Challenge
100 gifts from the senior class of 2023 will unlock an additional $5,000 in support for Dickinson from Craig ’77 and Lorrie Weeks.


Published April 3, 2023