Selected Naming Opportunities
Dickinson College is at a historic turning point.
Because of the momentum gained during the last several years, the college is poised to make the transformational leap that will enable it to fulfill its destiny as set forth by Dr. Benjamin Rush, Dickinson's founder and a founding father of this nation.
The First in America: Fulfilling Our Destiny capital campaign will set Dickinson on the course to become a leader in defining the liberal arts education that directly addresses the complexities and opportunities of the 21st century. Meeting the lofty but attainable objectives of this $150 million campaign will transform Dickinson forever and will make all of us increasingly proud of and excited about the future of our college.
What will the transformation look like when the campaign is fully funded?
Impact of providing $28 million to the Annual Fund
This is the heart of the campaign and is how most of us will participate. The Annual Fund provides investment capital for excellence. The creative energy on this campus is palpable, and increasing the Annual Fund is critical as the college moves ahead to seize opportunities. The unrestricted nature of these gifts and their immediate availability enable the college to meet new challenges. In many cases, the Annual Fund represents the seed money for projects in anticipation of long-term endowed support. This is especially important to the building of scholarship and academic program support. View the opportunities.
Impact of providing $46 million to scholarship endowment
Dickinson invests in excess of $25 million in financial aid every year. This priority will double the current scholarship endowment and provide full need grants to 51 students—or 10 percent of the first-year class each year—forever. During a decade, that's 500 students. Further, these gifts will provide capital to help meet our diversity and international student objectives. An increase in scholarship endowment also alleviates the pressure placed on the college's annual operating budget to fund scholarships. View the opportunities.
Impact of providing $46 million to faculty programs
Our 20 new faculty positions will reflect the changing nature of knowledge and teaching. The increasing integration of disciplines has led to the creation of new fields. Environmental studies and neuroscience are two examples. Funding positions that address new knowledge will be a top priority. Student-faculty research, field study, workshop science and team projects have made the traditional lecture experience that many of us remember just one element of learning today. More faculty members are required to meet the growing demand for innovative academic experiences. This growth will place Dickinson among the most original, academically and curricularly, of any liberal arts college in the country. View the opportunities.
Impact of providing $30 million to the construction of a new science complex
With the completion of the new science complex and the renovation of Althouse and Dana halls, combined with Tome Scientific Hall, the college will have created a defining model of undergraduate study and research for the 21st century, one that compares favorably with any liberal arts college in the country. The interdisciplinarity of the curriculum, including biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience, bioinformatics and nanoscience, combines with Dickinson's active pedagogy and engaged inquiry between faculty and students to make the college's science curriculum one of the most imaginative and innovative in the country. View the opportunities.
Transformation means changing radically. First in America: Fulfilling Our Destiny is about radically changing by revising our aspirations for the college. It's about what each of us can do to advance this ambitious agenda, working together to fulfill the vision of a founding father for higher education in a new nation. With this campaign, our community will set Dickinson College on its course toward sustained excellence.
The items listed here provide examples of the types of gifts that can support Dickinson's transformational priorities. The amount listed for each naming opportunity is the minimum needed to establish a fund to meet the specified purpose. Multiples of the various naming opportunities listed are needed to meet the college's needs. Multi-year pledge payments are accepted to establish gift intentions.
• Annual Fund: Restricted Gift Opportunities
• Support for Exceptional Students: Scholarship Endowments
• An Excellent Comprehensive Faculty: Program Endowments
• A Revolutionary Facility for Science: Capital Support
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