Dartmouth Trustees Investigating Ways to Fix the ‘Gender Gap’ in Alumni Donations

By Patrick, John | Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The, May 16, 2018 | Go to article overview

Dartmouth Trustees Investigating Ways to Fix the ‘Gender Gap’ in Alumni Donations


Patrick, John, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The


A new giving campaign by Dartmouth College is attempting to prioritize female alumni who are capable of giving large-scale donations to the college, due to a perceived gender gap amongst alumni who make large-scale donations.

According to The Dartmouth, school trustees are planning on seeking $125 million in a new giving campaign that will amongst other things, help finance a number of renovations in Dartmouth Hall, a prominent campus facility. A large focus of the campaign, according to the school, will be expanding membership in a prominent women–only group of alumni donors who have pledged more than $100,000 to the college.

“Furthermore, the College hopes to expand membership of the Centennial Circle — an alumnae group of women who have donated at least $100,000 to financial aid — from its current 188 members to 250 members by 2019, the College’s 250th anniversary,” The Dartmouth reports.

Founded in 2014, the Centennial Circle arose out of efforts by alumni who wanted to address the gender gap in large-scale donations to Dartmouth. …

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