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

Recurring Gifts

Davidson's recurring gift program allows alumni, families and friends to maximize their gifts to The Fund for Davidson in monthly increments. These automatic deductions from the donor's payment of choice (credit card, debit card or checking account) make an  impact on the lives of Wildcats in a budget-friendly, meaningful way.

  • Important: Recurring gifts provide the college with a critical, reliable source of income.
  • Convenient: Simply determine the amount and designation to make an impact all year long.
  • Secure: Automatic payment information is safe. Changes can be made at any time by contacting The Fund for Davidson team.
  • Simple: Recurring gifts renew automatically and significantly reduce the number of solicitations sent from the college.

To set up a recurring gift today, visit the online gift form and select a recurring gift under the "Gift Type" drop down menu.

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.

Jason Simons
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

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

  • Online
  • Checks payable to Davidson College may be mailed to: 
    The Fund for Davidson
    Davidson College
    PO Box 5000
    Davidson, NC 28035
  • By Venmo or PayPal: Checkout option on mobile
  • 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
  • Cryptocurrency: Davidson will accept all forms of cryptocurrency on the Gemini exchange. Click checkout and complete your cryptocurrency gift on the payment page.
  • Matching Gifts
  • Texting: By providing your phone number when submitting information to us, you agree to receive text messages from Davidson College. Davidson will periodically text you to make your annual gift. Message and data rates may apply.