The 2016-17 academic year is an extraordinary time for Hamilton. It’s the inaugural year of the College's 20th president, David Wippman, and we are welcoming the Class of 2020 to College Hill. New presidents and new students bring new energy, and everyone on College Hill is excited about all that lies ahead.
This seems to be the year for the selection of new presidents. Mindful of the national election season, we hope everyone can agree that a gift made to improve the educational experience of our students is a vote for Hamilton and a “ballot” well cast.
In this spirit, we’re mounting a mini-campaign, #Vote4Hamilton, to seek gifts and pledges to the Annual Fund, culminating with a crescendo of support on Friday, November 4 -- making Hamilton truly an "electoral college"!
Something else is new this year: choice-based giving to the Annual Fund. You can now direct your contribution an area of College life that is meaningful to you: scholarship aid; athletics; the arts; academic programs; the Career Center. Or you can allow Hamilton to apply your gift where need is greatest. Here's more information:
Where Need is Greatest
Allow Hamilton to use your donation for its highest priorities. This crucial flexibility enables College leadership to ensure that students and faculty have what they need to create and sustain a liberal arts educational experience that is second to none.
Help Hamilton keep its need-blind admission promise by ensuring that the College has the resources to admit the best possible candidates, regardless of family finances. Importantly, you also enable us to honor our commitment to meet 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated financial need. The entire community benefits when the most talented and deserving students have access to the superb education that Hamilton provides.
Support the heart of Hamilton’s mission – teaching and learning in the liberal arts tradition. The College offers more than 50 areas of study in the humanities, sciences, arts and social sciences. Your generosity will touch all students on the Hill by ensuring that they can explore the breadth and depth of our many academic programs.
Help students find their futures. The Career Center annually offers more than 250 programs for students exploring “what comes next” after Hamilton. A significant portion of the Career Center’s operating budget is provided through annual giving by alumni, friends and parents like you. Your contribution will enable students to pursue paths that lead to personal and professional fulfillment.
Athletics (General Fund)
Provide opportunities for all Hamilton students to participate in athletics, whether varsity, club, intramural or basic fitness and wellness programming. You also help ensure that all of our varsity student-athletes have the necessary training and equipment to compete successfully in NESCAC, one of the most competitive leagues in the nation.
Support the full range of arts opportunities on the Hill, from performances and poetry readings to provocative exhibitions in the Wellin Museum of Art. Hamilton’s arts programs are inclusive, and that makes them distinctive. Their purpose is not merely to develop the talents of students who major in or plan careers in these fields; it is also to integrate creative work and performance into learning and life on the Hill.
Make your gift or pledge to one of these areas today. Note that you may pledge now and make payment when convenient for you any time before the end of the College's fund year on June 30, 2017.
Carissima ... and #Vote4Hamilton!
Julie Ross '84
Chair, Hamilton's Annual Fund
Jim Hacker '81