Areas of Giving
Congratulations and welcome to your reunion year!
Your reunion year is a wonderful time to reconnect with your school and fellow alumni. It is also a great opportunity to reflect upon the quality of an Elizabethtown education. Through your support of your reunion giving campaign, you acknowledge the unique aspects of Elizabethtown College and, in turn, want to provide those same benefits to those who follow. Gifts to the Elizabethtown College Annual Fund have an immediate impact on campus and help shape the experience of every Elizabethtown student through facilities enhancement, research opportunities, and providing support for financial aid and scholarships.
As part of our Reunion program, all classes set a dollar goal and participation goal. All giving counts towards the class goal! You can make an impact on current and future students while celebrating your reunion. Join your classmates and make your gift today at www.etownalumni.com/annualfund!
One of the hallmarks of Elizabethtown College is an uncommonly enthusiastic and close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Among this group are very passionate parents who have helped to create quite a legacy of positive support and involvement in the Etown experience. In addition to cheering on the Blue Jays in athletic contests, providing thunderous applause at musical and theatrical events and supporting numerous career-oriented opportunities for Elizabethtown students and alumni, they have also made countless fiscal donations in support of campus initiatives.
The Parents Fund initiative provides an opportunity for parents of current students and alumni to annually support enhancements of resources for current and future Elizabethtown students in their day-to-day lives at the College. The opportunities made available through contributions to the Parents Fund are numerous and wide-reaching. Some examples include the following:
- Supporting the expansion of learning sources available within the High Library
- Offering new scholarships to deserving students
- Creating new service-learning opportunities
- Enhancing the scope and number of student activities made available to our student body
- Helping to improve and grow our residence halls, performing arts and athletic facilities
Please consider making a gift to the Elizabethtown College Parents Fund.
Faculty and Staff Giving
Every day, your hard work and service maintains Elizabethtown College as one of the best colleges in the northern United States. As a member of the College community, you have the unique opportunity to enhance the quality of the College in another way, by contributing to the Elizabethtown College Fund. Your gift makes all the difference!
Your gift is tax deductible to the limit provided by law and everyone who gives will be listed in the Donor Report. More importantly, by giving you will directly promote the future of the students and enhance the College.
While unrestricted gifts are needed most, you can specify where you would like to direct your gift as well! And it is convenient to do, with a payment option of your choice, through payroll deduction.
Complement your service to Elizabethtown. Please make a gift today.
Blue Jay Athletic Association
The Blue Jay Athletic Association exists to support and sustain the tradition of excellence in the Blue Jay athletics program. The Blue Jay Athletic Association assists Elizabethtown College with the organization and sponsorship of activities that raise funds for the enhancement of the 24 varsity intercollegiate sport programs sponsored by the College.
The Association, via regular newsletters and email updates, keeps its members apprised of Blue Jay news and happenings so that they are well informed and better able to stay connected to and involved with the Blue Jay athletics program.
Additionally, the Association sponsors special events in conjunction with athletic events (e.g., tailgate parties, pre-and post-game receptions), providing its members with opportunities to gather for food and fellowship.
Association members are encouraged to contribute time, talent and resources to the organization’s work in support of Blue Jay Athletics.
Show your support and join the Blue Jay Athletic Association now. There is a level of membership right for you.
Business Associates Society
Area businesses and Elizabethtown College are collaborating in an innovative program that provides scholarship funding to assist local students continuing their education close to home.
The Business Associates Society (BAS) Program enables regional businesses to help local students, providing grants to young men and women who might otherwise be unable to afford a college education.
Donors and Recipients Benefit
While the recipients will benefit greatly from the much-needed financial support, so will the Business Associates. In addition to its public relations impact, each gift will strengthen the community by keeping the best and brightest of our high school graduates close to home.
Business Associates are also invited to the annual Scholarship Luncheon where they have the opportunity to meet students who benefit from their support.
For more information, contact:
Cori K. Breault
Director of Development Research
A gift that honors the memory of a friend, family member or another who has made an important difference is a wonderful way to memorialize the impact that person had in your life.
There are many ways to honor the memory of a loved one. Some have chosen to establish an endowed scholarship, others have endowed lectureships and speaker series and others have created tribute gardens. The majority, though, simply remember a loved one with a gift made to the Annual Fund in that person's memory or honor.
All of these gifts are a wonderful way to respect the passing of an important individual, and perhaps even create a lasting memorial. At Elizabethtown College, we are honored to be chosen for this special type of gift and will work with you to steward your friendship and philanthropy.
Designating Memorial Gifts
At the time of death, families may want to suggest in the obituary that donations be sent to Elizabethtown College using language such as: "In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Elizabethtown College, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022." We will acknowledge all gifts and periodically provide the family with a list of names and addresses of those who have made memorial gifts.