Philanthropy Week

Philanthropy Week - Students with the Ferguson Administrative building sign

What is Philanthropy Week?

Philanthropy Week is the point at which a student’s tuition “runs out” and gifts from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and other individuals begin.

Why is it so important?

Without the support of generous gifts to Albion College, Albion would not have all the resources we have today. Tuition only covers about 80% of a student’s education; the other 20% comes from gifts.

What does Philanthropy Week do?

Philanthropy Week raises awareness of our generous supporters and educates current students about why giving back is important. Students have the opportunity to learn about what gifts to the College benefit, write a few thank-you notes to College donors, and just enjoy a fun week to show some purple and gold pride!

Schedule of Events

The week of March 23-27 is Annual Giving’s Philanthropy Week (the new Tuition Free Day). We will be holding activities in the Kellogg Center Living Room daily from 12-2 p.m.

Monday, March 23

Kick Off Day

Celebrate Founder’s Day by eating cake cut by President Mauri, as well as playing games and getting give-aways.

Tuesday, March 24

Why I Support Albion

Stop by the Kellogg Center Living Room and take some pictures with a "Support Albion" frame.

Wednesday, March 25

Impact of Donations

Learn more about Albion's philanthropy and guess how many donors gave to Albion last year!

Thursday, March 26

Thank You Day

Stop by to write some thank you notes to show our gratitude to those who give.

Friday, March 27

Celebrate Giving

Eat some free pizza and listen to Euphonics perform at 12:50!

Philanthropy Week - Students with the Cutler Commons building sign

Last year…

Leading up to Philanthropy Week, Albion held its first photo contest with the various "price tags" around campus. Each price tag displays how campus buildings came to be and illustrates the private support that provides these opportunities.

During Philanthropy Week, students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni gathered to enjoy pizza and cake while having a chance to spin the Wheel of Wisdom, search for words in our tuition- related word search, and write thank- you notes with the help of the Student Alumni Association.

Pictures of Philanthropy Week