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“The WHY of Davidson? Disproportionate Impact for Good.”

Carol Quillen

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Davidson game changers question the status quo and push themselves to achieve more than they thought possible.

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We are investing in initiatives that prepare Davidson to lead.

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The World Needs what Davidson Delivers

No institution is better positioned to reimagine the liberal arts tradition within this modern world than Davidson, which holds itself and its community to the highest standards of intellectual inquiry and humane action. Through this comprehensive campaign, we—alumni, families and friends—will prepare Davidson for another century of what it does best: inspiring leaders to transform the world.

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Class of 1979 Builds Scholarship, Aims for $1M Endowment

Leading up to the class of 1979's 35th reunion, alumni volunteers held regular conference calls to discuss plans for Reunion Weekend and also the status of their fundraising efforts. They decided they wanted to create an endowed class scholarship, something that hadn’t previously existed at Davidson.

Philip Lewis ’64: Advocate for Public Humanities and the Liberal Arts

A self-described timid little boy from the hillbilly country of east Tennessee, Phil Lewis ’64 found his ideal college home at Davidson. He recalls a freshman honors humanities course that was way over his head, but he survived and came to appreciate the rigor and sophistication of the Davidson curriculum–characteristics of the college that he has been pleased to see fortified over the years.

MacDonald Family Program Expands Internship Opportunities

A new gift from former Davidson parent Scott MacDonald will allow students to pursue internship experiences that are consistent with their career interests and would not have been possible without financial support. The MacDonald Family Internship Program is a companion to the successful MacDonald Community Scholars Program at Davidson and jointly honors MacDonald’s sons, Davidson graduates Andrew ’03 and Ross ’08.