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The Fund for DePauw

The Fund for DePauw, formerly the Annual Fund, supports all corners of the University while making a meaningful impact on the current needs of DePauw.

This is more than just a change in a name. It is an effort to more clearly articulate the impact of your philanthropy in a more personal way.  The name is meaningful because instead of conveying what the fund is, the name is intended to convey what The Fund for DePauw does.  It is about what our alumni and friend contributions do.

Areas of Support

Every year, thousands of students, alumni, parents and friends of the University support DePauw through annual gifts of all sizes  Their philanthropy allows DePauw to open doors for students and faculty in significant and far-reaching ways.  The outcomes of these investments are real, and they reach every corner of our world through the work of our graduates.

In making your gift, you can direct your support towards one of the areas listed below. This gives you the opportunity to make an impact in an area that you believe in, including:

  • DePauw’s Highest Priorities (Unrestricted Giving)
  • Student Scholarships
  • Student Experiences
  • Faculty and Program Support
  • General Athletics
  • School of Music

Named Scholar Program 

Scholarship support is a vital investment for the University in order to make today's DePauw experience accessible to diverse and talented students of high academic promise. Nearly half of DePauw students receive need-based financial aid while an additional 40 percent qualify for merit scholarships. 

"All of my achievements and memories have been made possible thanks to your generosity, and I could never thank you enough for that." - Nick Polanco '17 

Washington C. DePauw Annual Society members who make a Fund for DePauw gift of $5,000 or more qualify to participate in our named scholar program. By designating your gift as a partial, half or full-tuition scholarship, you are having a direct impact on that student's DePauw experience.