First in America: Building Our Tomorrow
Goal: $150 million
Given: $33.7 million
Goal: $20 million
Given: $10.6 million
Goal: $30 millionGiven: $3.8 million
Goal: $20 million
Given: $1.9 million
Goal: $30 million
Given: $7.1 million
Estate Gift Intentions
Goal: $50 million
Pledged: $10.1 million
Pledged: $0.2 million
At a time when this undeniable momentum is at its greatest and the next steps that need to be taken are so clear, we move forward with a solid understanding of why this college, and why now. Those of us whose lives have been touched by Dickinson recognize the power of this college to effect positive change because we've experienced it firsthand. Today, we stand on the edge of the future, ready to take on critical initiatives that will enable our college to live up to its promise.
With all of us working together, we can make it happen.
To that end, the Dickinson College Board of Trustees has made the characteristically bold yet pragmatic decision to extend First in America for six more years, raising an additional $150 million in captital and annual donor support to build our tomorrow, and meet the future head on.
Goals for Building Upon a Bold Campaign
1. Critical Improvements to Facilities
Buildings and grounds are more than walls and lawns—they house our experiences and provide structure to who we are as individuals and as a community.
2. Scholarships for Students in Need
Every Dickinsonian has a story, and these days, most of them highlight the critical relevance of financial aid and the growing importance of scholarships.
3. Investments in Teaching and Learning
At Dickinson, how we teach is just as important as what we teach. Dickinson's student-faculty ratio is 10 to 1, and those connections go far beyond small classes. It's collaboration on research, co-writing papers for publication, and talking over a cup of coffee.
Those early donors who invested in our college–Benjamin Rush, Thomas Jeferson and James Madison among them–created a foundation that enables this college to educate students for the 21st century. By the same token, the choices we make today will impact students for generations to come.
4. Building Financial Resources for Today and Tomorrow
Gifts & Estate Planning