Tuition only covers 42 percent of the cost of the Dartmouth experience. Alumni gifts help to close the gap. Nearly 20 percent of Dartmouth alumni belong to the 10 most recent classes. That's why your participation in the Dartmouth College Fund is so essential to maintaining the Dartmouth experience for today's students.
Gifts to the Fund support scholarships for nearly half of all undergraduates. Young alumni giving strengthens and perpetuates the tradition of alumni giving to Dartmouth.
The 1769 Society recognizes Dartmouth's most loyal and generous alumni and friends. Members are invited to special events at Homecoming and reunion, and are listed in an annual honor roll mailed to the more than 3,000 current members of the 1769 Society. Young alumni receive discounted membership in the 1769 Society through their 10th reunion.
Make your gift all at once, or schedule monthly installments to reach the membership level.
Dartmouth couples may combine their gifts to achieve a 1769 Society level.
Make your 1769 Society–level gift today >>
Young Alumni Membership Levels*
|Class of 2015||$100|
|Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014||$250|
|Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011||$500|
|Class of 2006, 2007, 2008||$1,000|
|*For fiscal year 2016, ending June 30, 2016|
Harold C. Ripley ’29 Society
When you give every year, you'll be recognized as a member of the Harold C. Ripley ’29 Society. Hal gave to the Fund every year for 83 years. Build your own tradition of giving to the Dartmouth College Fund today >>
Schedule a Recurring Gift
A recurring gift plan makes your annual gift to the Dartmouth College Fund easy and convenient. When you schedule a recurring gift, the DCF won’t contact you with further requests to give, reducing your mail and email.
Choose the way that’s best for you.
An installment plan is a great way to make a stretch gift more affordable, and even join the 1769 Society. To create an installment plan, give online and select the desired option under Gift Frequency, or call 800-228-1769 or 603-646-3621.
A sustaining gift is the most convenient way to support Dartmouth students. Give to the DCF automatically every year on the same date—and enjoy peace of mind knowing that you’re helping our students without having to call, go online, or mail a check. To create a sustaining gift, give online and select the desired option under Gift Frequency, or call 800-228-1769 or 603-646-3621.
Matching gifts count toward your total Dartmouth College Fund giving each year and toward your class's annual goals. See if your employer has a matching gift program >>.
Other Types of Gifts
Annual, unrestricted gifts to the Dartmouth College Fund—of any size—are spent entirely in the year they are received. Unlike the endowment, annual funds give Dartmouth the flexibility to respond to urgent needs. Endowed funds are invested for the future and the majority are donor-restricted to specific uses. The College spends five percent of the interest earned from the endowment each year.
Friends groups also raise restricted funds for specific areas within Dartmouth, from athletic teams to the Rockefeller Center, above and beyond the College's budget. Class dues raised by individual classes support class activities such as mini-reunions, but don't directly support the College.
2016 Honor Roll
When you give, your name will be listed in the Dartmouth College Fund's online honor roll of donors. See your name among those of your classmates who have made their annual gift >>
Dartmouth College Fund volunteers are vital to each class's efforts to raise support for the College each year, and to keep Dartmouth's alumni participation rate among the highest in the country.
Peer-to-peer conversations about giving are the most effective way to encourage and inspire alumni to give back. Most volunteers solicit between 10 and 25 classmates each year, asking them to support the Fund with an annual gift.
Interested in becoming a Dartmouth College Fund volunteer? Please fill out this form. A representative of your class will be in touch soon.