1769 Society

The 1769 Society is a community of generous alumni, parents, and friends who demonstrate the power of collective giving to make Dartmouth accessible for all students. 1769 Society members make up only about 10 percent of donors but provide almost 80 percent of the DCF funds Dartmouth uses for its vital financial aid program.

Your leadership giving—and membership in the 1769 Society—make a real and immediate impact on Dartmouth, keeping our community vibrant, diverse, and thriving.

“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

We can't wait to “see” you at one of the upcoming 1769 Society online programs!

1769 Society Member Event Schedule

Three 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.

Why Join? A message from our co-chairs:

“If we can give back some of what we’ve benefited from to allow the next generation to take advantage of those same opportunities, you’ve got to feel good about that. And by reaching down a little bit deeper for students, we can help even more.”
–David “Jody” Dietze ’78
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“I am ever grateful to Dartmouth for giving me an amazing opportunity. Without financial aid I would not have ended up attending college in the U.S. and would love to ensure the same opportunity for the next generation. Supporting students through the Dartmouth College Fund provides an incredible and more equal opportunity for all. I would love to help the 1769 Society grow its membership base.”
–Nakul Krishnaswamy ’97
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“Serving as a co-chair of the 1769 Society is an opportunity to forge a stronger bond with a community that I hold very close to my heart. I want to help ensure that future students receive the same opportunities and experiences that I benefited from.”
–Mela Omeri ’12
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Members join with a gift of $2,500 or more annually

$2,500-$4,999

Your Impact

  • Your support provides a basic scholarship package to one Dartmouth student.
  • 10% of donors give $2,500 or more. When you give at this level, and become a member of the 1769 Society, you are demonstrating your commitment to Dartmouth students.
  • Last fiscal year, 1,310 donors who made gifts around the $2,500 level collectively gave $3.5 million—or financial aid packages for 72 students with an average package of $50,000!

Benefits

  • Notation in online honor roll
  • Invitation to programs with students or faculty and signature on-campus and online events including Reunion and Homecoming
  • Monthly student vlog

$5,000-$9,999

Your Impact

  • Your generosity supports one student to take class at Dartmouth for a term.
  • The outsized impact of the 1769 Society’s collective giving is real and immediate.
  • Last fiscal year, 640 donors who made gifts around the $5,000 level collectively gave $3.5 million—or financial aid packages for 71 students with an average package of $50,000!

Benefits

  • Notation in online honor roll
  • Invitation to programs with students or faculty and signature on-campus and online events including Reunion and Homecoming
  • Monthly student vlog
  • Invitation to exclusive program with Dartmouth administrators

$10,000-$24,999

Your Impact

  • Your generosity supports one student’s living expenses for a year (room, food, books, travel)
  • Investment in today’s students will give rise to tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Last fiscal year, 435 donors who made gifts around the $10,000 level collectively gave $5.7 million—or financial aid packages for 113 students with an average package of $50,000!

Benefits

  • Notation in online honor roll
  • Invitation to programs with students or faculty and signature on-campus events including Reunion and Homecoming
  • Monthly student vlog
  • Invitation to exclusive coffee conversations with Dartmouth trustees

$25,000-$49,999

Your Impact

  • Your generosity supports one student’s tuition, living and travel experiences
  • You are serving with philanthropic leaders whose vision and generosity set an example for others.
  • Last fiscal year, 169 donors who made gifts around the $25,000 level collectively gave $4.6 million—or financial aid packages for 93 students with an average package of $50,000!

Benefits

  • Notation in online honor roll
  • Invitation to programs with students or faculty and signature on-campus events including Reunion and Homecoming
  • Monthly student vlog
  • Invitation to exclusive coffee conversations with Dartmouth trustees
  • Invitation to Mandel Society celebration

$50,000 or more

Your Impact

  • Your generosity supports one student at Dartmouth for an entire year
  • Your exceptional support for Dartmouth students is inspirational.
  • Last fiscal year, 96 donors who made gifts around the $50,000 level collectively gave $5.5 million—or financial aid packages for 109 students with an average package of $50,000!

Benefits

  • Notation in online honor roll
  • Invitation to programs with students or faculty and signature on-campus events including Reunion and Homecoming
  • Monthly student vlog
  • Invitation to exclusive coffee conversations with Dartmouth administrators
  • Invitation to Mandel Society celebration
  • Invitation to program celebrating scholarship at Dartmouth

Young alumni may join at these levels:

Class of 2021                                   $100
Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020        $250
Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017        $500
Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014        $1,000
 

Your Impact

  • Your support provides a basic scholarship package to one Dartmouth student.
  • 14% of donors joined the 1769 Society. When you join you are demonstrating your commitment to Dartmouth students.
  • Last fiscal year, 278 donors from the past ten graduating classes who joined the 1769 Society collectively gave $217,159—or financial aid packages for four students with an average package of $50,000!

Benefits

  • Notation in online honor roll
  • Invitation to programs with students or faculty and signature on-campus events including Reunion and Homecoming

Join us! Make your gift online or call 603-646-3621.

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