The Tradition of Philanthropy
As soon as you set foot on campus as a Dickinson student, you become a member of a community that expands far beyond the limestone walls. Since its founding, the Dickinson community–alumni, parents and friends–have been supporting one another and the institution they care for so deeply.
The philanthropy of Dickinsonians is an important piece of improving the college for the next generation. So, how can you give back to Dickinson and support similar experiences for students yet to come?
There are currently more than 2,200 alumni volunteers who work with a number of campus departments, including admissions, the career center, alumni engagement and annual giving. Volunteers lend their time and expertise to help further the mission of the college and enhance the Dickinson community. Their support is invaluable, and we hope that you have the opportunity to work with our volunteers throughout your time at Dickinson. To see what opportunities are available to stay involved after graduation, visit our volunteer page.
Each year, more than 9,500 alumni, parents and friends financially support Dickinson. More than $3 million is raised for the annual fund, which helps to offset the college's annual expenses. This helps to close the $11,000 gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a Dickinson student.