Who Supports Bucknell Every Year? We Do.

What makes up the Annual Fund?The Annual Fund includes the Bucknell Fund, the Parents Fund, the Bison Club and an array of designated programs. Because it supports virtually every program on campus, the Annual Fund benefits every student, every day.

Annual giving helps provide miter saws to build theatre sets, chemicals for laboratories, computers for the library, video cameras for sports-performance analysis and bus transportation to career fairs – to name just a few examples of impact.

Gifts in every amount count toward the Annual Fund. In fact, more than 80 percent of Annual Fund donors make gifts in amounts less than $500.

This cumulative support ensures our continued ability to offer students the best possible education. The yearly University budget of $244 million includes about $12 million in Annual Fund gifts.

It's All Part of the Annual Fund


Whether you give to the Bucknell Fund, the Parents Fund, the Bison Club or to any other program on campus, it's all part of the Annual Fund.

Fiscal Year 2013-14


FY14 Participation

  • 34% of alumni participated
  • 42% of parents participated
  • More than $12 million raised
  • Nearly $2 million in gifts of $500 or less
  • 28% of donors are or were varsity athletes
  • 54% of donors are Cornerstone Society members
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