Annual Fund Gifts for FY 2015-16

FY16 Participation

  • 28% of alumni participated
  • 42% of current parents participated
  • Nearly $1.7 million in gifts of $500 or less
  • 29% of donors are or were varsity athletes
  • 61% of donors are Cornerstone Society members

Gifts in Action

See some examples of how your annual gifts helped students in 2015-16.


Renovations for the men's and women's lacrosse locker rooms

Postseason competition expenses for the track & field and swimming & diving teams

Assistant coaching position support for multiple sports

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College of Arts & Sciences

Dean's Fellow awards that fund academic projects for high-achieving faculty

Travel, lodging and other expenses for undergraduate research students

Equipment upgrades for academic departments

The Bucknell Fund

Programs to help students explore identity at Bucknell and beyond

Maintenance for residence halls, student spaces and other facilities

Weis Center events that enrich the campus with arts and culture

College of Engineering

TEDxBucknellUniversity, where students, faculty and alumni present innovative ideas

Equipment for high-speed video and circuit board fabrication, plus laboratory heat exchangers and dynamometers

Outreach activities such as the USA Science & Engineering Festival

President's Fund

MakerSpaces, where students can work with traditional and high-tech tools and materials

Support for faculty with external fellowships

The Bucknell Orchestra Semester of Social Justice Series

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School of Management

Enhanced financial and investment data resources for students and faculty

A study trip to Montenegro for global management students

Support for students and faculty creating economic development strategies for Mt. Carmel, Pa.

Financial Aid

Bucknell Women in Science & Engineering Scholarships (B-WISE)

Presidential Fellowships — prestigious renewable scholarships for research with a faculty member

Support for study-abroad programs


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