The Dordt College Fund
Alumni, parents, and friends participate in the daily work of the college with their yearly gifts to the Dordt College Fund.
Contributions to the Dordt College Fund touch all corners of our campus by providing much-needed financial aid to students and supporting more than 90 programs of study, volunteer and service-learning experiences for nearly 450 students, three organized weekly worship opportunities, the research and teaching of 80 faculty members, and much more.
Simply put, through contributions to the Dordt College Fund, our community of alumni, parents, and friends directly affects the living and learning experiences of approximately 1,400 students. It's our community promise to walk alongside each one of them on their unique journeys.
Gifts for the Dordt College Fund are received in various ways:
- Leadership Gifts Program—Gifts of $1,000 or more are considered Leadership gifts to the Dordt College Fund.
- Student Phonathon—Our 25 student callers attempt to contact almost 15,000 constituents each year for gifts to the Dordt College Fund.
- Church Offerings
- Matching Gifts—Check to see if your employer matches your gifts given to Dordt College.
There is power in numbers! Together, our gifts can do more for each student. Please join us today.
Spring Debt Reduction Drive
The Spring Debt Reduction Drive begins in March. The Spring Drive raises funds to make annual debt payments and improvements on our academic facilities (land, buildings, furnishings, and equipment).
Gifts to the Spring Debt Reduction Drive are solicited in three ways:
- Student Phonathon
- Church Offerings
From January through March, student callers contact alumni to ask for a gift to the Alumni Association Regional Scholarship Program. We currently fund a $2,000 scholarship and two $1,500 scholarships for juniors, as well as thirty $1,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen from 15 different areas of North America. Our goal is to increase the number of scholarships we are able to provide allowing Dordt College to assist even more students in need of financial aid.
The Alumni Drive also supports students by funding research fellowship grants in addition to the Alumni Scholarships. Part of all alumni drive gifts provide stipends for capable students to work with professors on research projects during the summer. This makes it possible for students to get hands-on experience as they work collaboratively with faculty.