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Annual Fund

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 your 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:

  • First-Generation Students

Gifts to benefit Randolph’s first-generation college students provide funding for academic support services and scholarships. Our first-generation students are excited and hopeful about their future at Randolph, but often they are also uncertain about navigating higher education. Your Annual Fund gift helps ensure these students’ success from their first year to their graduation.

  • Student Scholarships

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.

  • The Arts

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.

  • Campus Sustainability and Beautification

These gifts guarantee that the College has the necessary funds for eco-friendly sustainability initiatives and renovation projects to keep our historic campus both beautiful and energy-efficient.  Features like the Organic Garden and Michels Plaza illustrate Randolph’s commitment to maintaining its pristine campus while also honoring its long-standing dedication to environmental sustainability.

  • Experiential Learning Opportunities

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.

  • Athletics

Annual Fund gifts to benefit athletics help support Randolph’s athletes as they pursue success in the classroom and victory for their team. Your gift to this area provides unrestricted dollars for everything from team equipment to academic support services.

  • Faculty Development

These gifts help the College attract and retain stellar faculty, while also providing necessary funds for professional development and faculty research projects. Thanks to support of this area, Randolph’s talented faculty are able to conduct meaningful research, travel to present findings at conferences, and participate in unique professional development opportunities that all serve to enhance their exceptional teaching abilities.

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.

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