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.
As a student, Chad Morgan ’96 saw Davidson as “a melting pot of differences,” and it changed his life in important and lasting ways.
Bionic limbs, targeted cancer therapies, stem cells, laparoscopic surgeries, gene sequencing–medical research advances save or improve countless lives every day. Through a program in partnership with Davidson alumni and research centers across the country, students participate in some of today’s most promising efforts to understand, treat and eradicate diseases. The Davidson Research Network (DRN) provides Read More
Lula Bell Houston dedicated her entire 60-year career to serving and building relationships with Davidson students. This fall, a new on-campus resource center named Lula Bell’s will remove barriers to student success and provide enriching programs for all students.
“Students of color need Davidson and, just as importantly, Davidson needs students of color. In order for everyone to understand history and the roles we all have in building our future, we have to talk to one another and learn from our unique experiences,” said Tonya Keener. Davidson’s first Emergence Scholar, Obai Kamara ’17, will graduate this month.
The Hub@Davidson will connect Davidson students and faculty with entrepreneurs and innovators in a unique space. The project has received a boost with a gift from alumnus Ed Van Deman ’69 and his wife, Dr. Nancie Fimbel.
The Terry Program scholars form a cohort of students chosen for their potential for leadership and growth both on campus and in their careers and lives after Davidson.
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.
Tony Abbott came with his family from Maine in 1964, and in virtually no time at all, Davidson—the college and the town—became the home he had been looking for since childhood. “There’s something extraordinary about Davidson,” he said. “Telling anyone I had to go to work each day was really a lie. I never considered Read More
$12 million Duke Endowment gift will support recruitment, development and retention of Davidson College faculty. “This tremendous gift from The Duke Endowment ensures that the Davidson faculty will remain leaders in the constantly changing landscape of higher education.”
More than a century ago, Hamilton Witherspoon McKay graduated from Davidson College after a successful career in the classroom and on the football field. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he is remembered as a man of faith whose inspiration, courage, hard work and foresight influenced many people and projects.
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.