Friday’s launch of Dartmouth’s comprehensive campaign, The Call to Lead, highlighted the expanding influence of women’s philanthropy with the announcement of three bold giving targets—including a goal of 100 women making campaign gifts of $1 million or more.
In a grassroots effort that has surpassed all expectations, Dartmouth alumnae in recent years have redefined the power of women’s philanthropy in higher education. Building on their achievements, Friday’s celebration highlighted these three ambitious goals:
- One hundred women in the Dartmouth community will make gifts of $1 million or more during The Call to Lead campaign. As of Friday’s launch, 50 alumnae and widows of Dartmouth alumni had committed to gifts of this magnitude. In comparison, four women made gifts of at least $1 million during Dartmouth’s previous campaign, which ended in 2010.
- Women will raise $25 million to help renovate Dartmouth Hall, the iconic home of the College’s celebrated teacher-scholar model of education. This will be a collaborative effort for all alumnae and widows of Dartmouth alumni who make a gift of any size.
- The Centennial Circle, the giving society for alumnae making gifts of at least $100,000 to the Dartmouth College Fund, will have 250 members by 2019, the College’s 250th anniversary. The Circle, established only four years ago, already has 188 members and has raised more than $30 million for financial aid.
Read more about this initiative at Dartmouth News.