The Parents Fund

The Parents Fund supports Bucknell University's top priority: our students. In the past fiscal year parents contributed over $2 million — sending a strong, collective vote of confidence in the University's mission and vision. You can designate your Parents Fund gift to any area of Bucknell.

When you make a gift to Bucknell, you provide the vital resources that make our academic programs so strong, our residential programs so engaging, our financial aid packages so substantial, and our campus such a beautiful and effective space for learning.

Most of all, your gifts support our students — your children — along with their friends and peers and future generations of Bucknellians, helping them grow into broadly educated leaders ready for success.

Gift Giving

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The Difference Your Gift Can Make


Your gift could provide:

  • Student travel expenses to conduct research at a local site
  • One musical score for the Music Library
  • One day's wages for an engineering student worker


Your gift could enhance student life by providing:

  • Supplies for an international cooking class at 7th Street Studio
  • One Common Ground scholarship
  • Bagel brunch for 40 students at the Berelson Center for Jewish Life


Your gift could celebrate the arts by providing:

  • Paint for an entire art class for one semester
  • One cross-cut mitre saw to build theatre sets
  • A semester's worth of chemicals for the photography lab


Your gift could provide Bison Athletics with:

  • One video camera for baseball team analysis
  • Two goals for the women's lacrosse program
  • One season's worth of strings and grips for tennis teams


Your gift could provide the Career Development Center with:

  • Bus transportation for students to attend a career fair


Your gift could provide University resources like:

  • Two laptop computers for the library equipment desk
  • One large-format digital printer for the Department of Art & Art History
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