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Giving To Dartmouth
Help Our Class Meet This Special Challenge by Giving to the Dartmouth College Fund
Students need our help more than ever. So, an anonymous classmate has issued a challenge to all of us.
Can you help us Put ’85 in Overdrive and help us attain our reunion participation goal of 35% of our Class supporting students needing financial aid? If we attain our participation goal, our classmate has offered to set up and fully endow a Class of 1985 Financial Aid Scholarship.
That means that each year in perpetuity, the ’85 Class will have a student selected as the Class of 1985 Endowed Scholar. And, we will be able to share each student’s story with our Class through our newsletter and other communications.
Every gift given to the Dartmouth College Fund by June 30,2021 will get us closer to attaining our DCF participation goals and securing this generous Challenge gift. Every dollar you donate goes directly to assist students this term.
We only need you and 148 additional classmates to answer this Challenge. We will be sharing the Class Honor roll in March and hope you will act soon so we can add your name to the list of DCF reunion donors. Are you in?
Together we can do this and make a huge impact – for students this year and every year!
Joe McGee, Andy Ford, Joe Niehaus
P.S. It’s easy to give to the Dartmouth College Fund: www.dartgo.org/d85
Facts and Figures
1st-year students receiving scholarship support has grown by 2% over last year
Average financial aid award for the Class of 2024 is up 7%, to more than $60,000
22% of the current first-year students come from families earning $100,000 or less a year, meaning they’re receiving full-tuition scholarships, up from 20% for the Class of 2023.
For our 30th Reunion we raised more than we had ever raised before: over $4.7 million!
For our 35th Reunion, we’ve set our second highest goal ever: $3.5 million with 35% of our ’85 classmates participating.
Dartmouth College Fund
The impact of your gift is significant and immediate.
Every educational opportunity at Dartmouth is possible because of the generous philanthropy of our Alumni. One out of every two students rely on our gifts because the DCF is Dartmouth’s largest annual source of financial aid.
Please join us by giving today to the Dartmouth College Fund.
Questions? We’re just a phone call away! Janet Warren, ’85 DCF Staff Member | 603-646-9990
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Bartlett Tower Society
Joining the Bartlett Tower Society – Dartmouth’s legacy society – is 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. Learn more about this important program on our Gift Planning/Bartlett Tower Society page.