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Alumni Relations
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Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Why Give to Hamilton?

Our communities, our nation and our global neighbors need Hamilton graduates — not only to deliver the day, but to design tomorrow. But why give to Hamilton? Here's how gifts of any size keep the Hamilton promise alive and advances our collective good.

First, by generous financial assistance that minimizes debt after four years, Hamilton offers its immense resources to the most deserving students, without regard to their ability to pay.

Next, through a curriculum whose rigor is best known to us who survived it, the College builds up independent, compassionate thinkers who assimilate knowledge, imagine solutions and express their ideas powerfully and honestly — the foundation of leadership, whatever their chosen path.

Finally, Hamilton helps every student find a satisfying path — work, service, further study — after commencement. Our globe-spanning alumni network is but one advantage.

Access, critical thought, life opportunities: That’s the Hamilton Promise. Please give now and make it live for today’s generation on the Hill.


All contributions to the 2013-14 Annual Fund support three priorities touching every student on the Hill:

  • 70% of gifts support Financial Aid, and help the College attract the best possible students without regard to financial circumstances.
  • 20% funds Career & Life Outcomes, which enables students to find a satisfying post-Hamilton path — work, service, or further study.
  • 10% supports Communication Skills and Leadership initiatives, and elements of Hamilton’s nationally recognized speaking- and writing-intensive curriculum.