On February 23, Hamilton celebrated STOP — Starting Today Others Pay — the day when the cost of operating the College for the remainder of the academic year is paid not by tuition and fees, but by income from gifts provided by alumni, parents and friends.
Income from tuition, room and board provides two-thirds of the cost of a Hamilton education. The difference is made up by Annual Fund gifts and income from the endowment. Consider the following illustrative examples:
To mark STOP, blue stop signs are displayed throughout campus featuring facts about the impact of philanthropy. Students had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Karen Leach, vice president for administration and finance, about the College's budget and write thank-y0u notes to donors.