Why We Do

Bucknellians are doers. Buckellians turn ideas into action. Bucknellians love being together. Our campaign theme, We Do., is an expression of a Bucknell attitude toward life and learning, and of the goal of this campaign: to work together and turn ideas for Bucknell’s future into reality.

This Bucknell passion for distinction and impact has led us to set a course to raise at least half-a-billion dollars, by far the largest campaign in Bucknell’s history. We will invest this campaign in raising our endowment, notably for scholarships and endowed faculty and other positions, and in achieving a targeted set of six educational and residential learning initiatives that will set Bucknell apart.

We know that Bucknellians today share the same goal as generations of Bucknellians before us: to make Bucknell the best version of itself. A university is created, for all intents and purposes, to last forever. Bucknellians are connected across the years by a shared desire to help young people open themselves to the future and make great things happen.

Thanks to the work and investment of many before us, we have inherited a great institution. We know that our duty is to make it stronger – for today’s students, and for generations to come. That is our campaign goal. Because we do not simply believe. We do.

John Bravman

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