The 1769 Society

“Dartmouth gave me a rare opportuniy to have a completely unique learning and living experience. I support the 1769 Society to help Dartmouth continue to make bold educational choices.” —Daniel Black ’82
“We have been members of the 1769 Society since graduation because we want to help Dartmouth have a significant, positive impact on others.”
—Mike Hart ’07 and Jessica Hart ’09
“It is important for me to give back to an institution that had such a meaningful impact on my life—and to help ensure that Dartmouth maintains its reputation for academic excellence.”
—Cathy Birkeland ’94
“Dartmouth shaped the person I've become today. We support the Dartmouth College Fund to enable young people to thrive, as I did, from this unique experience.”
—Dana and Angad Banga ’06
“Dartmouth has been and always will be my second home. I give so that others can experience the same sense of belonging that comes with being a part of the Dartmouth community.”
—Bianca E. Smith ’12

The 1769 Society is a group of some of Dartmouth’s most loyal and generous alumni and friends—leaders in their communities and professions. Like you, they understand that an annual investment in Dartmouth students is an investment in transforming lives. Members represent only 12 percent of Dartmouth College Fund donors, but account for 77 percent of the dollars raised each year.

Please join them by making a 1769 Society gift here or by calling 603-646-3621.

NOTE: Dartmouth couples may combine their gifts to achieve a 1769 Society level.

If your employer supports matching gifts, not only can you multiply the impact of your gift with your employer’s match, you can use the match to help you reach a 1769 Society level. Check here to see if your employer supports matching gifts.

1769 Benefits

All 1769 Society members receive a range of benefits. Members making larger gifts receive additional distinctions.


  • Invitation to exclusive receptions at reunion and Homecoming
  • Listing in the annual honor roll sent to members


  • Listing in the annual honor roll in Occom: A Chronicle of Dartmouth Philanthropy
  • With a gift of $30,000, you can support a named scholar for one year and be invited to the annual Scholar Luncheon during Homecoming Weekend


  • Your name on an Honor Roll plaque in the entry way of Parkhurst Hall for one year


  • Your name on a Parkhurst Hall plaque forever


Join the 1769 Society

Members join annually at these levels:

John Ledyard Fellows   $2,500

Fellows of the Baker Bells   $5,000

Fellows of the Lone Pine  $10,000

Fellows of Mount Moosilauke $25,000

Fellows of the Green   $50,000

Samson Occom Fellows   $100,000

Daniel Webster Fellows   $250,000

Eleazar Wheelock Fellows   $500,000

Lord Dartmouth Fellows   $1 million or more

Young Alumni Levels
2015 $100
2012, 2013, 2014 $250
2009, 2010, 2011 $500
2006, 2007, 2008 $1,000

Couples may combine gifts to join.

Matching company gifts may also be used.