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Parent Programs Office

The Parent Fund for Davidson is an integral part of the college's Fund for Davidson. Each year, more than 1,000 non-alumni parents give to the fund, which directly impacts the lives of students by providing scholarships, library resources, technology, athletic equipment and more. Parent supporters enable us to implement exceptional programs and initiatives that better prepare our students to live lives of leadership and service.

Current and past parents contributed more than $2.5 million to the Parent Fund in fiscal year 2017.

Areas of Support

Gifts to the Parent Fund can be directed to the following areas:

  • Access and Affordability: The Davidson Trust
  • Experiential Learning
    • Research initiatives
    • Internships and fellowships
  • Athletics
  • Arts
    • Visual, literary, and performing arts
    • WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio

Summer Send-Off Events

Check back in the summer of 2018 when cities and dates will be added.

New Student Orientation

During New Student Orientation, incoming students have the opportunity to spend time with lots of people who will be integral to their time at Davidson. Students will learn about the college and its values, important resources, the town of Davidson, and hopefully something new about themselves.

Parent Fund Staff

Harriet Kessler, Assistant Director of Parent Programs, 704-894-2020
Dawn Smith, Parent and Planned Giving Coordinator, 704-894-2103