This year’s record-breaking giving day, #AllinforDavidson, raised $1,041,125 from 3,698 donors. The April 26 event began at 5:23 a.m. and lasted 18 hours and 37 minutes in recognition of the college’s 1837 founding.
Student leaders celebrate The Davidson Trust and its daily impact on creating experiences, fostering conversation and expanding viewpoints. The 8th annual Dinner at Davidson is this Saturday.
Mark and Simone Bye have moved 10 times in 25 years of marriage, mostly outside of the United States. They have lived in six countries and many of the world’s major metropolitan cities, and they grew their family by three along the way. Their second child, Colin ’17, turned the family’s attention to Davidson, and now they are hoping to use their global perspective to enhance the experiences of the college’s nearly 2,000 students.
Every contribution, whether time or resources, fuels the scholarships, programs, arts, research and athletics that build on Davidson’s foundation to reimagine the liberal arts experience.
The Sarah Worthington Duncan Fund for Scholar Athletes is made possible by a generous commitment from three generations of the Duncan family.
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.
Tim Bien makes the Davidson scholar athlete experience possible for more students through support of volleyball scholarships. “Sometimes, it’s easy to become cynical, but this group really renews my faith in the future,” he said.
Scholarships, international experiences, athletic programs, research opportunities, internships and more were made possible because of your gifts. Thank you for making this fiscal year a great one and for all you do for Davidson!
Beckman Scholars Nika Fendler ’19 and Vivienne Fang ’18[/caption]
Two students have been named the first Beckman Scholars at Davidson College, thanks to a $104,000 award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation that will support four scholars over the course of three years.
For Andy Schwab ’93, life has always been about building and being a part of a team. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was drawn to Davidson because of the combination of Division I athletics and strong academics. The college offered him the opportunity to balance soccer with his interest in genetics and ethics, a major he created through the college’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.
What began as a family scholarship started by Andy Sherrill ’62 is now a larger effort to celebrate and remember Jeff Frank ’66, one of the most successful coaches in the history of Davidson Athletics and the head coach for the men’s tennis program for 34 years.
A member of the Davidson College Board of Trustees has anonymously committed $2.5 million to Davidson in support of scholarships. Much of the gift is designated to endow a men’s basketball scholarship to be named in honor of Head Coach Bob McKillop.
Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college gave the #AllinforDavidson challenge 109%! More than 2,727 donors gave more than $763,269 to Davidson in a single day during the college’s third #AllinforDavidson challenge. The total includes $350,000 from challenge donors plus all the gifts made by alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends in the 24-hour period.
The 2016 student-led Dinner at Davidson event was held Feb. 5 and raised more than $35,000 for The Davidson Trust. Nearly 200 attendees heard from current students who presented about their educational passions and experiences. Their message also focused on the impact of The Davidson Trust on every Davidson student’s life. The students covered topics Read More
The 7th annual student-led Dinner at Davidson event will take place Friday, Feb. 5, on Davidson’s campus. This fundraising and awareness effort aims to showcase the impact of scholarships, particularly through The Davidson Trust, which supports the college’s longstanding commitment to need-blind admission and makes it possible for talented students from all backgrounds to come Read More
Davidson College launched its comprehensive $425 million campaign, Game Changers: Inspiring Leaders to Transform the World, Nov. 14, 2014. After the first year of the campaign’s public phase, fundraising totals have surpassed $272 million, which exceeds the dollars raised in the college’s previous Let Learning Be Cherished campaign that ended in 2005. Gifts and commitments Read More