To meet the College’s greatest needs, the Annual Fund provides unrestricted dollars which are crucial to Randolph’s ongoing financial well-being. From student scholarships and faculty professional development to campus beautification and enriched educational opportunities outside the classroom, Annual Fund gifts touch every area of campus life and have a lasting impact on the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. With strong Annual Fund support, Randolph will continue to meet its mission in the spirit of our beloved motto, Vita Abundantior—ensuring a more abundant life. Current initiatives include funding for:
These gifts made in support of scholarships ensure that talented students, who may not otherwise be able to attend Randolph, receive the opportunity to experience a life-changing liberal arts education regardless of how much they are able to pay. Both need- and merit-based scholarships are among the highest priorities of the College.
These gifts help underwrite original student and faculty artistic projects and performance opportunities, whether through dance, theater, musical performance, creative writing, or art. From the long-running Greek Play and the many theatrical performances each year to the Annual Dance Concert, Hail, Muse! Etc., and even the Poetry Tree, there is no shortage of ways for students to share their art.
These gifts guarantee that the College has the necessary funds for landscaping, renovation, and preservation projects to help our historic buildings and grounds retain their pristine appearance. Recent beautification projects include an updated, more contemporary look for Main Hall lobby as well as a new Cheatham Dining Hall entrance complete with water feature.
These gifts allow our students to engage in real-world research and problem-solving, pursue transformative internships, and apply for RISE (Randolph Innovative Student Experience) awards that can fund a meaningful educational experience beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.
These gifts help the College attract and retain stellar faculty, while also providing necessary funds for professional development and faculty research projects. Recently, David Schwartz, philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, participated in the National Humanities Alliance’s Humanities Advocacy Day Program in Washington, D.C. There, he and other professors from across the nation met with legislators to promote the importance of humanitarian studies in a college education.
These gifts support the operational costs of the Reading program. Since 1968, the College has provided a global education in a homelike environment at University of Reading, England, ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. The core of the program is the World in Britain seminar, charting the history, culture, and politics of Britain from the Roman invasion to present day, and including field trips to places like Windsor Castle, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and Stonehenge.
Your contribution, of any size, is important and will ensure that Randolph College continues in its mission to “prepare students to engage the world critically and creatively, live and work honorably, and experience life abundantly.”
If you would like to make a gift the annual fund, please visit our online donation form.