Together, you raised $20,050,057 this year to make Dickinson’s world-class liberal-arts education possible.

Total Gifts and Commitments
Dickinson Fund Annual Giving Total

How You Participated this year:

Alumni Engagement*
Alumni & Parent Volunteers

*In FY23, 57% of all Dickinson alumni engaged with the college by volunteering, giving, attending events or engaging with college communications.

Students taking a selfie at graduation


You Are Helping to Move

Dickinson Forward

Launched when John E. Jones III '77, P'11, became president, Dickinson Forward is a multifaceted initiative to co-innovate with alumni and parents to position Dickinson for even greater excellence in the future. Throughout the year, donors have supported key programs in the initiative, like:

1. The Gateway to Campus: Building the John M. Paz ’78 Alumni & Family Center

“Dickinson had a profound impact on all of our lives, and we want to pay it forward. It has been a wonderful experience to watch this effort grow to a meaningful level.”

DOUG PAULS ’80, who helped lead the effort to make the Pugs Foundation the first alumni group to sponsor a suite in the new John M. Paz ’78 Alumni & Family Center, which broke ground this fall. The Pugs Foundation is made up of friends of the late Gary “Pugs” Knechtel ’80, who meet annually for a reunion golf tournament in Carlisle and have honored Knechtel’s memory by raising more than $330,000 for Dickinson in support of scholarships and athletics, and now a suite in the new alumni and family center.

2. Leaning in to Difference: Dialogues Across Differences

“Our Dialogues Across Differences project will take a multifaceted approach to teaching and promoting the ability to talk about even the most challenging issues. This is not about surface-level politeness. It’s about creating a campus culture in which students learn to listen fully to each other’s points of view, ask each other curious questions and think critically about each other’s perspectives while reflecting on their own. This kind of learning is much needed in society today, and I think Dickinson is uniquely positioned to facilitate this.”

— PRESIDENT JONES, who together with his wife, Beth, support the program as well as Dickinson’s Center for Civic Learning & Action and Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity.


Dickinson’s Alumni Council rallied our community in support of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Challenge, which raised $296,179 from 383 donors to support student success and mentoring programs and other critical diversity initiatives.

Enhancing the Student Experience

3. Dickinson Park Athletics Training Center

“This project shows that we can really do some great things by getting the college, the coaches, the student-athletes and the parents more involved in helping to shape the way we grow Dickinson athletics in the future so that the athletics experience here can be as great as the academic experience.”

TOM HARE ’78, P’22, P’25, who together with wife Judianne P’22, P’25, was one of the lead donors on the effort to establish the Dickinson Park Training Center which features new baseball, softball and men’s and women’s soccer locker rooms, as well as indoor batting cages, a training room and an indoor golf simulator.

4. Data Analytics and Quantitative Reasoning Center

“None of this would have been possible without Dave and Sue’s support. Every day I see the ways in which they make a difference in the lives of our students as they learn to evaluate and better understand quantitative information and data to make better-informed decisions.”

EMILY MARSHALL, associate professor of economics and data analytics, on the impact Dave ’74 and Sue Stebbins Souerwine ’75 (pictured at below, middle) have had on the college’s new Quantitative Reasoning Center and the Department of Data Analytics through their giving—which earned them a spot in Dickinson’s Founders’ Society this spring. The Founders’ Society honors donors who have given $1 million or more to the college in their lifetimes. This year the Founders’ Society also inducted Neal Abraham ’72 and Donna Wiley, and Susan and Gary Sterner ’57.

5. Connecting the Dickinson Network through Career Explorations and Internships

Because of your support of internships, more than 245 students representing more than 40 majors were able to participate in internships across nine countries and 27 U.S. states.

“The Dickinson alumni network ranges so greatly. This was such a unique experience. I never thought that I would be able to tour Google and speak with these panelists.”

DARCELY PEÑA ’25 (data analytics), who participated in a Winter Break Career Pathways Program at Google.

Opening Day Ceremony Dickinson Park
Norwich Program Students in London


Change a Life—Change the World

Thanks to you, more than 1,800 students received scholarship support this year. This spring, we reached the $50 million milestone toward our goal of $75 million in scholarship support. This life-changing effort will ensure that Dickinson provides a scholarship to every student who needs one and meets the full demonstrated need of every admitted student.

Dickinson alumni reunion classes and affinity groups supported and established many scholarship funds this year. Thanks to their participation in the Campaign for Scholarships, groups like Bradley, our alumni band from the 1970s, as well as the classes of 1963 and 1978, combined to add $268,047 in endowed and current-use scholarship funding this year.


“Dickinson has provided me with wonderful opportunities to grow as a student, a thinker, an engaged citizen and an eager professional in the field of computer science. Scholarship support makes all of this possible for me, and I am doing my best as a student and young professional to honor your philanthropy.”

CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ ’24, a first-generation student double majoring in computer science and Spanish, who helped develop a website to make it easier for small farms to earn their organic certification during his internship with Dickinson’s College Farm.

students currently supported by grants and scholarships.
median gift
All gifts of every size matter and contribute to making the Dickinson experience possible for students
new permanently endowed scholarship funds, which will provide support for current and future generations of Dickinsonians.
donors representing 74 class years (spanning the 1940s all the way up to 2026), 47 U.S. states and 33 countries.


“As members of Raven’s Claw, we’ve always recognized the importance of giving back. And now, during this really important moment in our history, we want to make sure that this scholarship continues to grow—that we can celebrate the college and help make Dickinson a reality for more young people.”

JOE PATRUNO ’89, one of several Raven’s Claw members who helped raise $49,722 for the honor society’s scholarship fund in celebration of its 125th anniversary at Dickinson, bringing the total value of the endowed scholarship to more than $500,000.

Bill Durden at the Paz Alumni and Family Center
Alumni Weekend 2023 class photo

Powerful Community, Powerful Momentum

The Dickinson community has given our college incredible momentum to rise to even greater heights. Thank you for all you have done for the college this year.


Day of Giving donors gave a college-record $1.7 million in a single day

$18.4 million

raised by classes celebrating a reunion this year






members of the John Dickinson Society, which has grown to over 1,000 members for the first time since 2008. Thank you for your leadership to Dickinson!


Mermaid Society members gave $15.1 million to the college


donors to the McAndrews Fund for Athletics gave $855,635 to fuel a dynamic student-athlete experience. All gifts to the McAndrews Fund for Athletics go directly to support the athletes who proudly wear the red.

$6.4 million

in total gifts and commitments from Old West Society members 505 Dickinsonians have thought of Dickinson as family, ensuring support of the college through their estate or life income plans.


You make the Dickinson experience possible.

As we prepare to welcome the class of 2027 to campus this fall, please consider how you will help shape the future of the college. Proof of the value of this life-changing education is clear in the examples of our alumni and parents. We invite you to join this powerful community again and continue the momentum as we prepare tomorrow’s global leaders at Dickinson College. Make your gift today.