In giving to Davidson, you join a long and distinguished list of alumni, parents and friends whose financial support helps to sustain our national reputation for leadership and achievement in liberal arts education.

The Fund for Davidson

The Fund for Davidson supports every student, faculty member and program on campus. Tuition, endowment earnings and other revenue do not cover the full cost of a Davidson education. Current-use support through The Fund for Davidson meets this gap, and ensures the continued excellence and affordability of a Davidson education.

Davidson is a national leader in alumni participation. Our community of philanthropy distinguishes us within the higher education community, inspires investment from foundations, grants and individuals, and makes us better than we’d be otherwise.

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Areas of Support

Davidson Athletic Fund

The Davidson Athletic Fund (DAF) has a primary purpose of generating revenue for the college’s Division I athletic program, its 21 teams, facilities, operating budget and scholarship funding through philanthropic support. Each year, DAF gifts provide incremental funding toward the athletic department’s budget in the areas of scholarships, recruiting, facility upgrades and team travel.

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Naming and Endowment Opportunities

Davidson College would not be the institution it is today without the generous support of alumni, parents and friends. Moving forward, Davidson will continue to attract the best and brightest students and faculty through competitive scholarship offerings, innovative programming, leading curriculum development and unrivaled facilities.

Jeff Prince
Director of Major Gifts

Planned Giving

There are many ways to support Davidson College, but when you plan a gift to us as part of your long-term estate and financial plans, you help us cultivate our students’ compassion, creativity, resilience and moral courage. With your help, we will continue to develop the talents of our students and prepare them for lives of leadership and service.

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Corporate and Foundation Giving  

Davidson College seeks institutional partners interested in accelerating our aspirational goals and preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Support from foundations, corporations and other institutional philanthropists enables Davidson to be a leader in the liberal arts as we strive to meet the needs of our evolving world.

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Wondering how you can give to Davidson? Here are all the ways you can reach out.

  • Online
  • By Check: Davidson College, Box 7170 Davidson, NC 28035-7170
  • By Phone: 704-894-2680
  • Planned Gifts (Bequest, IRA, Donor Advised Funds, Real Estate/Personal Property)
  • Stocks and Securities: Contact Dawn Smith at or 704-894-2103
  • Matching Gifts