Dartmouth announces an unprecedented investment in the College’s academic enterprise. President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 accepted an anonymous gift of $100 million, the largest single outright donation in the College’s 244-year history, which also includes a 2-to-1 challenge to double the investment’s size to $200 million.
The gift is offered as an unqualified endorsement of Hanlon’s sweeping vision for Dartmouth, where interdisciplinary faculty teams collaborate at the leading edge of discovery and students are given uncommon access to new ideas around the globe through course work and research opportunities.
“I am deeply honored and grateful for this extraordinary act of generosity,” says President Hanlon. “This historic gift is an exceptional vote of confidence as we embark on an exciting journey to ensure Dartmouth remains the preeminent undergraduate institution in the nation; a magnet for human talent; and a college that cultivates a culture of ideas, discovery, and solutions to problems that will make the world a better place.”