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Why Give

Gifts to Dartmouth through the Dartmouth College Fund come from alumni, families, and friends. These annual, unrestricted gifts directly sustain the student experience, supporting financial aid, faculty and academic programs, athletics, and culture and community. By making an annual gift through the Fund, you support Dartmouth's efforts to help solve the world's toughest problems by nurturing better human beings.

Every gift matters:

checkboxEvery gift helps the College raise money.

Corporations and foundations, which provide millions of dollars in support to Dartmouth, base their awards more on alumni participation than on total dollars raised. Every alumni gift—including yours—has a multiplier effect.

checkboxEvery gift enables the College to save money.

Bond rating agencies factor-in alumni participation when determining the interest rate Dartmouth will pay when it borrows money. Every alumni gift—including yours—means less money paid out.

checkboxEvery gift supports the College's national ranking.

Publications such as US News and World Report consider Dartmouth's historically high rates of participation when affirming its rank. Every alumni gift—including yours—sustains Dartmouth's reputation for excellence.

checkboxParticipation is the common thread.

By showing through your annual gift that Dartmouth matters to you, you make Dartmouth matter to others.