Davidson College's ongoing fundraising campaign crossed its original goal of $425 million more than a year ahead of schedule and already has generated more than $187 million for scholarships to bring talented young people to Davidson, funded more than a dozen professorships and built a transdisciplinary academic center that serves as a model for higher education.
The Game Changers: Inspiring Leaders to Transform the World campaign, which has raised support for pioneering research and first class facilities for Davidson's students, will continue into 2019, as scheduled.
"We cannot stop now," Davidson College President Carol E. Quillen said. "Since our campaign began, the world has changed, our challenges have grown. We are sending leaders out into the world, and in the past four years, the need for them, the responsibilities that will fall on them, have expanded in size and complexity. We must have the capacity to prepare these innovative young people for lives of leadership and service."
The signature achievements of the Game Changers campaign, so far, include:
Davidson's aspirations require continued investment.
"Recruiting the most talented students requires increased scholarship resources," said campaign co-chairs Alison Hall Mauzé '84 and John McCartney '74. "We must raise our endowment, which is the foundation of many critical programs, and continue our nationally recognized leadership in annual giving. Working together, the years ahead are full of promise. Thank you to each person who has participated in helping us reach this tremendous milestone."