Just as there are many ways to give to Hillsdale, there are many different purposes for which you may designate your gift, ranging from academic programs to building projects to endowment needs. The following list offers you a few suggestions:
- Annual Fund – This is the College’s general operating fund that provides gift income over and above revenues received from tuition, student fees and endowment earnings. The Annual Fund supports numerous needs and programs, including the Student Independence Grant and Loan Fund, merit- and need-based scholarships, Hillsdale Academy, professional development for faculty, the CCA and Information Technology.
- Founders Campaign – Hillsdale College’s $608 million endowment and capital campaign will provide 50 endowed undergraduate scholarships and 20 endowed faculty chairs; endow half the annual operating budget; construct new facilities and renovate existing ones; and increase the Imprimis endowment fund, which will enable us to build readership to 2.5 million nationwide. Please contact Ellen Donohoe, Executive Director of the Founders Campaign.
- Scholarships and Financial Aid – Privately funded scholarships, grants and loans provide merit and need-based assistance to deserving Hillsdale College students. You may wish to support the Student Independence Grant and Loan Fund or general scholarships. If you wish to set up a named scholarship with an annually donated gift and/or pledge or begin an endowed scholarship fund, please contact John Cervini, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at (517) 607-2670.
- Imprimis – The College’s monthly speech digest reaches over 1.9 million homes and businesses each month and features prominent speakers who have appeared at Hillsdale’s CCA or NLS programs.
- Capital Gifts – Hillsdale College’s physical plant is among the very best for colleges of its size. New construction projects and renovations are key to providing an atmosphere conducive to academic and extracurricular programs. The Office of Institutional Advancement offers many room-naming opportunities for new and existing buildings.
- Endowment – The College’s endowment is vital to its future. The Board of Trustees distribution policy strictly adheres to a six percent per annum spending policy. The balance of the interest and earnings is reinvested to offset inflation.
- Hillsdale Academy – Founded in 1990, Hillsdale Academy is a private, K-12 school that serves as a model for America. Its curriculum is based on the classical liberal arts, and its funding needs include scholarships, annual operations and building improvements. The Hillsdale Academy Reference Guide is available in print copies or can be downloaded online.
- Special Projects – The Institutional Advancement Office assists all College academic and administrative offices with a wide variety of fundraising objectives. If you have a special interest you would like to support—such as the G. H. Gordon Biological Station or Slayton Arboretum’s Children’s Garden—please call John Cervini, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at (517) 607-2670.