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1769 Society

Dartmouth’s 1769 Society members demonstrate the power of leadership giving.

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About the 1769 Society

1769 Society members provide nearly 80 percent of the Dartmouth College Fund funds raised each year for student financial aid.


Why the Society Matters

Members of the 1769 Society know the importance of providing future generations of students with a world-class Dartmouth education.

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Should I Join the 1769 Society?

Joining the 1769 Society is an impactful way you can support student access and help create a diverse campus. Supporters of the Parents and Grandparents Fund may qualify for membership. Young alumni qualify for special rates!

Young Alumni Can Join at Special Rates

It’s never too early to start paying it forward. Supporters of the Parents and Grandparents Fund may qualify for membership in the 1769 Society. Young alumni are invited to join the 1769 Society at special membership rates.


Class of 2023


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Classes of 2015, 2016

Give Online

It takes just minutes to make your 1769 Society gift online. Consider a sustaining gift to make a 24/7 impact.

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If we can give back some of what we’ve benefited from to allow the next generation to take advantage of those same opportunities, you’ve got to feel good about that. And by reaching down a little bit deeper for students, we can help even more.”

David “Jody” Dietze ’78

1769 Society co-chair

Nakul Krishnaswamy

I am ever grateful to Dartmouth for giving me an amazing opportunity. Without financial aid, I would not have ended up attending college in the U.S., and I want to ensure the same opportunity for the next generation. Supporting students through the Dartmouth College Fund provides an incredible and more equal opportunity for all. I would love to help the 1769 Society grow its membership base.”

Nakul Krishnaswamy ’97

1769 Society co-chair

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Serving as a co-chair of the 1769 Society is an opportunity to forge a stronger bond with a community that I hold very close to my heart. I want to help ensure that future students receive the same opportunities and experiences that I benefited from.”

Mela Omeri ’12

1769 Society co-chair

Upcoming Events

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A Conversation with Jeff Crowe ’78 and Dartmouth Senior


May 31, 2024

12:00 PM


The Impact of Your Membership

Gifts at every level help make a Dartmouth education affordable and can change a student’s life. Supporters of the Parents and Grandparents Fund may qualify for membership in the 1769 Society. Special 1769 Society membership rates are available to young alumni!


1769 Society giving at this level provides important scholarship support for one Dartmouth undergraduate.


Generous support in this range covers one student’s living expenses for a year, including room, food, books, and travel.

$25,000 or more

A gift at this level significantly expands scholarship support, making the Dartmouth experience available to a talented undergraduate.

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