Class of 2022 Senior Class Gift

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The Senior Class Gift is meant to continue the tradition of senior classes paying it forward and enriching the experiences of future students. As our time here comes to a close and we look back at the years we have spent here, we believe everyone can find moments of joy and life-changing experiences. Throughout the school year, this campaign is encouraging every student to make a contribution in honor of those moments and experiences.

Although COVID-19 has had a large impact on our time at Davidson, that should not take away from everything the school has provided us. There are so many different reasons to give to Davidson and when you donate the Senior Class Gift, you can choose which of these areas you’d like to support (see below)!

You can even make your gift in honor of any person, place, or experience that has impacted your time at Davidson!

What makes the Senior Class Gift special is that it is a collective effort that goes directly to support The Fund for Davidson, which raises current-use dollars, meaning they will go into effect immediately. 

Our goal is to garner support from at least 85% of our class this year. In addition, we hope that at least 50% of our class will commit to giving next year, in support of our friends and fellow Wildcats still on campus!

By making a donation and a pledge, you are joining a network of alumni who value their Davidson education and believe in the college's values, and who have pledged to support the transformative liberal arts experience Davidson provides. Historically, Davidson has one of the very best alumni participation rates in the country, and your gift, no matter the size, helps maintain that tradition.

Davidson has a history of excellent alumni support, and we consistently have one of the highest annual alumni participation rates and Senior Class Gift participation rates in the country. Pre-pandemic, senior classes at Davidson (2012-2019) averaged 90 percent participation in the Senior Class Gift. Like many of the traditions we know and love, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Senior Class Gift. Our Class has an opportunity to continue a strong tradition of senior giving. ✨Gifts of any size are welcome!✨ You can also pledge to donate within one year of graduation in order to sustain your commitment to the Davidson community. 

Thank you for visiting our Give Campus page and for your consideration in supporting the Senior Class Gift! 

Go ‘Cats!

Shannon Lytle and ChiChi Odo

Senior Class Gift Co-Chairs




Unrestricted 
🏫: Provide relief for the college's operating budget and fulfill the college's greatest needs.

The Arts 🎨: Gifts to the visual, literary and performing arts provide opportunities in our community for everyone to enjoy dance, music, theater and more.

Davidson Athletic Fund 
🏆: Contributions to the Davidson Athletic Fund provide scholarships and operating support to build, support and maintain Davidson's 21 NCAA Division I teams. You can even designate your gift to a specific team. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ⚖️: Funds will aid in fostering a more inclusive and antiracist campus environment for student populations that have been underrepresented at Davidson.

Internships and Fellowships 
💼: Provides funding for out-of-the-classroom experiences. 

Research 🔬: Provides funding for research initiatives.

Student Health and Well-Being 🤗Gifts provide and refine initiatives that foster an emotionally healthy campus through counseling and other resiliency-building programs.

Scholarships 💸 : Ensures a Davidson education is affordable and accessible for students from all backgrounds

WDAV 🎵: Radio station on campus that airs classical music and fine arts programming, with news updates from National Public Radio

Other 
👍: Use this designation to mark your gift for the area of campus that is meaningful to you! 


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$50 to Davidson College Store Raffle!

Calling all Seniors! If you make a gift to our Senior Class Gift Campaign and get 5 friends to do the same you will be entered into a raffle to win $50 towards items of your choice at the College Bookstore!  No gift is too small and we appreciate you for taking the first step in a tradition of seniors and alums giving back to Davidson. Learn more about our committee and what the Senior Class gift is by following us on Instagram

87 days ago by Morgan Bell Kee
Giving Tuesday Challenge

Anyone who makes a gift today (11/30) will be entered into a raffle to win a Davidson sweatshirt from the College Store! 


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Areas of Campus our Classmates are Supporting
DesignationDonors$ Raised
Fund for Davidson - Scholarships32$384
Fund for Davidson - Arts19$240
Fund for Davidson - Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives Unrestricted16$99
Fund for Davidson - Student Health and Well-Being14$84
Fund for Davidson - Research Initiatives12$124
DAF - Football6$15
DAF - Women's Soccer6$42
Fund for Davidson - Unrestricted5$128
Fund for Davidson - Internships & Fellowships4$35
DAF - Women's Swimming & Diving4$18
WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio4$16
DAF - Lacrosse3$26
DAF - Men's Basketball3$22
DAF - Women's Cross Country, Track & Field2$21
Other2$2
DAF - Women's Volleyball1$5
DAF - Women's Track & Field1$5
DAF - Baseball1$5
DAF - Cheerleading1$5
Student Emergency Fund 1$5
DAF - Wrestling0$0
DAF - Women's Tennis0$0
DAF - Women's Basketball0$0
DAF - Unrestricted0$0
DAF - Men's Track & Field0$0
DAF - Men's Tennis0$0
DAF - Men's Swimming & Diving0$0
DAF - Men's Soccer0$0
DAF - Men's Cross Country, Track & Field0$0
DAF - Golf0$0
DAF - Field Hockey0$0
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