The Davidson College community rallied to raise $66 million over the just-ended fiscal year, the second-highest total in school history. The vital funds will be channeled into scholarships, faculty support–the equivalent of 10 professorships, athletics and helping graduates launch into careers or further education.
The donations boosted the college's three-year-old campaign, Game Changers: Inspiring Leaders to Transform the World, toward its $425 million goal. The only year in which Davidson raised a larger amount was fiscal year 2013, when The Duke Endowment gave the largest gift in the school's history toward restructuring the campus to foster greater collaboration across the arts and sciences.
"Davidson's mission of preparing leaders has grown more urgent. Our world needs those with the courage, creative minds and humane instincts to bridge the divisions within our society and across the globe," said Davidson College President Carol Quillen. "Every dollar from our alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends strengthens our capacity to assist our students in developing the skills and character to lead and serve. The Davidson community, which now spans the globe, remains unusually close, in part because we see the disproportionate impact our graduates have in the world and we invest in the next generation. Thank you all for making Davidson's truly crucial mission achievable."
Specific fundraising successes from the fiscal year include:
The Game Changers campaign aims to raise support for scholarships, academic and athletic experiences and transitioning students to lives of impact. Every gift made this year counts toward the campaign goal to surpass $425 million by June 30, 2019. To date, the campaign total exceeds $384 million.
Campaign milestones to date:
"We are inspired every day by the progress of the Game Changers campaign, and our collective success to date is all because of the loyalty and vision of Davidson's incredible alumni, parents and friends," said campaign co-chairs Alison Hall Mauzé '84 and John McCartney '74. "The momentum is contagious, and we can't slow down now. Every gift makes a difference for the student experience, and it is a privilege to serve as leaders in this campaign and to see the immediate and lasting impact of this important effort."
Visit our Game Changers website to learn more.