“Academics comes first, but tennis is also a high priority, and I have that mix at Davidson.”

— Sam Kavarana ’22, a Jeff Frank ’66 Memorial Tennis Scholar, on why he chose Davidson

“Anyone who spends more than a few minutes on Davidson’s campus grasps the sense of community that helped build this place and that energizes us each day. This new space and what goes on here underscores our shared commitment to educational excellence and access.”

— President Emerita Carol E. Quillen on Lula Bell’s, named for long-time Davidson employee, Lula Bell Houston, made possible by Decker Anstrom and Sherry Hiemstra, parents of the late Tom Anstrom '04

Sustained Excellence: The Endowment

The Davidson College endowment fuels competitive scholarship program and our ability to recruit the most talented student to campus, regardless of their ability to pay.

Endowment gifts extend your philanthropic partnership with Davidson sustain your annual support in perpetuity. They can also provide a lasting tribute honoring family members and friends. Davidson needs to increase the size of its endowment if it wishes to stay competitive, provide new offerings and strengthen its position as a leader in higher education. A larger endowment would reduce the college’s dependence on current-use gifts and tuition, providing more financial stability each year.

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“I want all of the international students to have the experiences they dream of and to position them for greater opportunities in their career pursuits.”

— Carlos Alvarez, father of Malú Alvarez '02on his family’s support of the Alvarez Access Program

“We encourage students to question and grow spiritually and to respect different avenues of growth. A gift that is aimed at students with a religious conviction is perfectly consistent with that.”

— Clark Ross, Frontis W. Johnston Professor of Economics and former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, on his support of scholarships