1769 Society

The 1769 Society is one way Dartmouth recognizes Dartmouth College Fund donors who are some of our most loyal and generous alumni and friends—leaders in their communities and professions. Like you, they understand that an annual investment in Dartmouth students is an investment in transforming lives. Members represent only 10 percent of donors, but account for 80 percent of DCF dollars raised.

And remember that a sustained gift is an ideal opportunity for you to consistently support Dartmouth students—and reach 1769 Society level each year without the inconvenience of re-submitting a gift form each time. 

Members join annually at these levels:

John Ledyard Fellows                    $2,500
Fellows of the Baker Bells             $5,000
Fellows of the Lone Pine               $10,000
Fellows of Mount Moosilauke      $25,000
Fellows of the Green                      $50,000
Samson Occom Fellows                $100,000
Daniel Webster Fellows                 $250,000
Eleazar Wheelock Fellows             $500,000
Lord Dartmouth Fellows                $1 million or more

Young alumni may join at these levels:

Class of 2018                                   $100
Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017        $250
Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014        $500
Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011        $1,000
*These levels qualify for membership as John Ledyard Fellows 

Please join them by making a 1769 Society gift here or by calling 603-646-3621.

Merle Adelman.jpg"Giving to Dartmouth provides all students the opportunities to explore possibilities, deepen their interests, develop their passions and experience the world.  My 1769 Society level gift is my way of giving back to the College that gave me so much."

- Merle Adelman ’80

Three easy ways to reach 1769 Society level

1. Dartmouth couples may combine gifts 

2. Ask your employer if they have a matching gifts program

3. Make a recurring gift

"It’s important to me to be a member of the 1769 Society every year. Dartmouth continues to play an important role in my life—I want to make sure other deserving young people can have that experience regardless of their financial circumstances."

- Jake Tapper ’91

1769 Events

Recent 1769 Society regional events:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Boston

  • State Room
    60 State Street, 33rd Floor
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Liz Lempres ’83 TH’84 P’11, Dartmouth Trustee
    Lou Spelios ’95, 1769 Society and Bartlett Tower Society Member

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - New York

  • Kimpton Hotel Eventi
    851 6th Avenue
    New York, New York

    David Hodgson ’78 P’13,’16, Dartmouth Trustee
    David Edelson ’81 P’15,’18, 1769 Society Co-Chair and Bartlett Tower Society Member

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - San Francisco

  • The Pearl
    601 19th Street
    San Francisco, California

    Erica Ruliffson Schultz ’95, Dartmouth Trustee
    Kurt Rieke ’93 TU’99, Dartmouth College Fund Committee Member
    John Storella ’77, Bartlett Tower Society Member

1769 Benefits

All 1769 Society members receive a range of benefits. Members making larger gifts receive additional distinctions.

All Members

  • Invitation to exclusive receptions during Homecoming and in metropolitan areas
  • Listing in the online Honor Roll


  • Special session with College leadership at reunions
  • Regional dinners with key Dartmouth leaders and online engagement opportunities


  • Online faculty lectures


  • Receive issues of Occom: A Chronicle of Dartmouth Philanthropy


  • Support a named scholar for one year and receive an invitation to the annual Scholar Luncheon to meet your scholar


  • Your name on the Honor Roll plaque in the entryway of Parkhurst Hall for one year


  • Your name on a Parkhurst Hall plaque forever

khalid_ammar.jpg"It’s important to me to be a member of the 1769 Society every year because Dartmouth alumni had my financial back as a student and I’d like to do the same for future generations of Dartmouth alumni."

- Ammar Khalid ’01