Impact Stories

Your Gifts At Work

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Dickinson College. Learn more about how their gifts have made an impact.

Supporting Service

Albert ’60 and Virginia Alley wanted to give back to Albert’s alma mater in a personally meaningful way. They just weren’t sure how. “We explored different options for quite a few years, but we just couldn’t come up with the right thing for us,” says Albert.

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‘An Easy Decision’

“Dickinson has given me a world-class education, an amazing network and a sense of confidence. Paying that forward is an easy decision.” —Darrell Pacheco ’12

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Making ‘Good Work’ Possible

After a controversy broke out on campus in spring 1969 over professor Ralph Sandler’s grading policy and a faculty committee’s response, Neal Abraham ’72’s work as a student reporter heated up substantially. That experience, combined with his interest in governance, led to his recruitment to an ad-hoc committee addressing campus governance concerns. Abraham’s undergrad experiences on this committee, and on others, provided a primer on committee work, higher-ed governance, institutional fundraising, budgeting and strategic planning—and it laid a foundation for a life of leadership and philanthropy.

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Advancing Athletics

Tom ’78 and Judianne Hare p’22 long realized the importance of athletics programs, having played sports themselves. When their son, Cole ’22, enrolled at Dickinson, however, they got a fresh look at the Red Devils athletics program—and its long-lasting and transformative effects. Now, they give back in ways that help a new generation of Red Devil student athletes make the most of their time in class, on the field—and well beyond graduation day.

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