Why Give to Dartmouth?

You might know that annual, unrestricted gifts to the Dartmouth College Fund support Dartmouth’s vital financial aid program, but here are some numbers from fiscal 2016 that might surprise you.

Every gift matters:

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*source: US News and World Report, Best Colleges Guidebook, 2017 edition

Need more reasons to give? Do the math:


Corporations and foundations base their support in part on alumni participation and dollars raised. Your gift has a multiplier effect.

Alumni participation factors into bond ratings—which can reduce the interest Dartmouth pays when it borrows money. Your gift means  less money paid out.

Participation rates are factored into national rankings—your gift and those of other alumni help Dartmouth sustain its reputation for excellence.

In sum:
Your annual gift matters.