2018 Honor Roll

The 2018 Honor Roll recognizes alumni and friends whose Dartmouth College Fund cash gifts have been recorded between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Their generosity supports the College’s vital financial aid program, ensuring that every student can afford to choose Dartmouth. If you’re on the list, thank you! If you’re not, you still have a month to make a gift. Go for it! 

The Call To Lead: A Campaign For Dartmouth

call to lead launch

The Call to Lead: A Campaign for Dartmouth will seek $3 billion in gifts and commitments from alumni, parents, and friends, a historic investment to elevate Dartmouth’s ambitions to make a lasting, positive impact on the world. The College is already halfway toward its fundraising target, with gifts totaling $1.5 billion from more than 78,000 donors during the past four years. Dartmouth raised $1.3 billion in its previous campaign, which ended in 2010.

Learn more about the campaign and the impact it will have on our alma mater here: https://calltolead.dartmouth.edu

DCF Update

Thanks to the generosity of our classmates, our Class surpassed our goal and raised over $1 million for students needing financial aid!

We especially appreciate all of the Class Agent outreach and are thankful for our anonymous classmate who provided $50,000 in matching funds for gifts donated in May and June.

Bartlett Tower Society Giving Options

The College has prepared a handy menu of options for making arrangements that qualify you for membership in the Bartlett Tower Society. You can read about the Society and download the menu of options, as well as make your annual Dartmouth College Fund gift and more, on the DCF page of our website

Dartmouth College Fund Update

Last year 380 classmates gave over $1 million which will all be used for student financial aid. Thanks to everyone for your generosity and on-going support for Dartmouth!

Everyone should have received their 2017 Dartmouth calendar with monthly themes celebrating our “Common Ground” and the transformational power of a Dartmouth education….Adventure, Confidence, Mentors, Community and Tradition. We will be looking to add DCF Agents to our devoted crew of class volunteers. Please contact Joe McGee at [email protected] or [email protected] if you are interested in supporting our class effort!

Hats off to the Class of 1985! Giving earns Award.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our classmates, we have successfully raised $4.723 millon for the Dartmouth College Fund with 48.4% participation! This represents the second-highest 30th Reunion gift total in the college’s history and outpaces the overall participation rate in the Dartmouth College Fund!

The Fund itself had a fantastic year, receiving gifts of $49.1 million with 42.9% participation to keep the Dartmouth Experience as powerful as ever.

Inspired by an anonymous classmate’s challenge to fund 30 Dartmouth Scholars in honor of our 30th reunion, our class did so — and we therefore were able to fund an additional 10 Class of 1985 Scholars. Our record-breaking 41 Scholars total garnered us the Class of 1960 Award for the greatest number of Scholars! Clearly, our class values keeping the Dartmouth experience accessible to qualified students regardless of their financial situation. If you missed the amazing talk given at Reunion by Billy Peters ‘16, a Scholar funded by one of our classmates, please read his story and know that our class has had a profound impact on his life.

A very warm thanks to our classmates who were part of this terrific accomplishment. And special thanks to those who joined the Bartlett Tower Society by including Dartmouth in their will. We set a new record for 30th reunion participants in this category as well!

Thanks to the strong contribution of the Class of 1985, Dartmouth students of today are becoming world-changers of tomorrow. It’s indeed an honor to enable their success.

Thank you!


The Bartlett Tower Society

Bartlett Tower, ca 1900
Bartlett Tower, ca 1900

Our 30th reunion is quickly approaching, and if you are like me, you are probably wondering how 30 years could go by so quickly! With a year of Dartmouth reflection ahead, now is the time to seriously consider the legacy we want to leave behind.

As the new Gift Planning Chair for our class, I am excited to join our dedicated team of class officers and help nurture our class commitment to the future of Dartmouth. One way you can have a permanent impact on Dartmouth is by including the College in your estate plans, and joining the Bartlett Tower Society (BTS) – Dartmouth’s legacy society. Right now, the Class of ’85 has eleven members enrolled in the Society, and it would be great to double our membership by June. The class with the most BTS members at their 30th was the Class of 1976 with 14. This is a record I know our great Class of ’85 can beat!

How can you join? It can be as easy as leaving the College a percentage or specified dollar amount from your estate (through a will or trust), or naming the College as a beneficiary of a retirement plan (401(k), IRA etc.), or life insurance policy. There are other options as well, and there will never be a better time to consider them. Download a one-pager on making a bequest.

If you are interested in talking about the BTS, and how to join, I can be reached at or hobbsnc (at) mac.com. You can also contact The Gift Planning Office directly at (603) 646-3799 or [email protected] Hope to see you in June!

— Elizabeth Gilman Hobbes ’85

85’s win two Dartmouth College Fund Awards

Our Class won two awards for the 2013-2014 fund year! Congratulations to the whole class, but especially our DCF chairs Gabrielle Guise and Joseph McGee, and all of our class agents for a job well done!

Our awards:


Greatest increase in non-reunion dollars

Class of 1985: $797,113


Greatest percent improvement in non-reunion dollars

Class of 1985: 169.4%

Read all about the DCF’s year in the attached newsletter.