Without annual giving, Bucknell would be able to do far less of value than we do now. That’s why annual giving is such an important part of our campaign.
The annual University budget of $244 million includes about $11 million in Annual Fund gifts. Annual giving lets donors of all levels strengthen the curriculum, student experience and future of the University. In fact, more than 80 percent of our Annual Fund gifts come in amounts less than $500.
Annual giving impacts virtually every program at Bucknell. It provides miter saws to build theatre sets, chemicals for the photography lab, video cameras for sports-performance analysis, bus transportation for student to attend career fairs and computers for use in the library. Put simply: every student, every day, benefits from the Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund also has a transformative effect on donors. More often than not, the alumni, parents and friends who make large single gifts to Bucknell became donors first by supporting the Annual Fund – and continue to make annual gifts.
Through the Annual Fund, everyone in the Bucknell community can play a transformative part in the life of the University, the students it educates and the lives it changes. Your participation in the Annual Fund confirms your belief in Bucknell and helps tell the world: We Do.