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Impact of Giving

Your gifts to McDaniel make extraordinary things happen every day. You create opportunities that transform lives and forever alter the course of our students' journeys.

Enduring Commitment

During McDaniel College's 3-year fundraising initiative which ended on May 31, 2019, more than $50 million was raised for scholarships, academic innovation, athletics, capital projects, and the Fund for McDaniel. Thank you to all of our alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends who supported the Enduring Commitment. 

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$51,078,704

in gifts and pledges raised, including more than $16 million in documented bequest intentions.

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Donors represented all 50 states as well as 10 different countries.

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6,768

Donors included alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, trustees, corporations, foundations and friends.

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1,006

New donors in three years. 73 were organizations while 933 were individuals. 

A Message of Gratitude TAG (Thank a Giver) Day 2020

Each spring, McDaniel College's Student Alumni Council hosts TAG Day, or Thank a Giver Day, on campus. The day is a celebration of the power of philanthropy and gives our students an opportunity to express their gratitude for all that you have made possible and to say thank you directly to donors like you. While we cannot be on campus to celebrate TAG Day, many of our students still wanted to share messages of thanks with you.

Thank you for your support of McDaniel College students in the academic year 2019-2020. We look forward to building a stronger McDaniel together in the coming year.

Nearly 30 juniors, sophomores and first-year students have earned awards for academic achievement and leadership from McDaniel College.

Spring Awards Juniors, sophomores and first-year students recognized with academic and leadership awards

Nearly 30 juniors, sophomores and first-year students have earned awards for academic achievement and leadership from McDaniel College. Students were also named to two prestigious leadership honor societies, Omicron Delta Kappa and Trumpeters.

McDaniel College seniors were recognized with academic, activity and leadership awards during a virtual Celebration Day.

Senior Awards Seniors honored with academic, activity and leadership awards

McDaniel College seniors were honored with academic, activity and leadership awards during their 2020 Celebration on May 23. The awards ceremonies were held virtually with Provost Julia Jasken presenting academic awards and Dean of Students Liz Towle presenting activity and leadership awards.

Claire Frances Roberts and Sarah Grace Watcher received top graduate awards.

Spring Awards Top Graduate awards announced

McDaniel College has announced the recipients of two top graduate awards. Sarah Grace Watcher of Westminster, Md., received The Joan Develin Coley Award for Excellence in Education and Claire Frances Roberts of Swartz Creek, Mich., was awarded The B. Jill Brooks Hodge Professional Development Award.

Richard Smith, associate professor of Sociology and Class of 2000 McDaniel alumnus

Faculty Awards McDaniel honors faculty and staff for teaching, scholarship, research and service

McDaniel faculty were recognized throughout the last week of classes for the 2019–2020 academic year by Provost Julia Jasken during a Faculty Appreciation Week, coinciding with National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8).

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I Love the Hill Day 2020 Thank you for showing us so much love!

I Love the Hill Day was a resounding success thanks to the alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends who came together in support of McDaniel. Together, we exceeded our goal of 578 donors, ensuring we can make a difference in the life of every student at McDaniel.

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Student Center Groundbreaking Ceremony unveils plans for renovation of student center Ceremony unveils plans for renovation of student center

Gill Center Renovations

A $6.6 million renovation of Gill Center transformed the learning landscape for one of the college's largest majors—kinesiology.