Department News

Giving Tuesday is Coming!


November 28, 2017

Thank you to the alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who helped Albion College celebrate #GivingTuesday by raising over $100,000 from 333 gifts in 2016! We are excited to continue impacting the lives of current and future Brits with your help again this year.

What is Giving Tuesday?

We have a day to give thanks, and we have two days to get deals. Now we have a day dedicated to giving back.

We as a society for many years only think of Black Friday or Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving, but now we can kick off the holiday season of giving back right away. That's the purpose of Giving Tuesday — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Check out our Albion College Facebook and Twitter accounts for more updates, and join the conversation with the hashtag #britsgive and #GivingTuesday.

Questions? Contact us at or 517/629-0446.

Campus Beautification Fund

Brit Briton cleaing the Albion College sign.

A positive first impression is important, and we pride ourselves on the look and feel of our campus. You can join us in our campus beautification efforts!

Give Now

Help us close out the most successful fundraising year in the past decade by showing our campus a little love with a high-impact, low-cost investment. Support one of the campus beautification initiatives below! As a way of saying thanks, we will send you a packet of flower seeds to brighten up your garden at home. Support one of the campus beautification initiatives below!

Featured Projects

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

Softball Complex

An artist's rendering of the new softball complex.

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In spring 2000, Albion's softball field was dedicated as Dempsey Field, honoring Class of 1954 alumni Cedric and June Luke Dempsey, who have shared a love for athletics since their college days. A star athlete as a student, Cedric Dempsey went on to serve as president of the NCAA.

Under the athletics master plan, the softball complex will move to the east and benefit from its close proximity to the central plaza created as part of this plan. In addition to its new infield, the softball facility will have new dugouts, bleachers, and permanent outfield fencing.

"There has been a rise in competition for facilities in the MIAA and these facilities will place us on par with our MIAA rivals," Athletic Director Matt Arend said.

Building this softball complex, with permanent outfield fencing, will ensure that Albion will be eligible to host conference championship games. Relocating the softball complex will also open up other outdoor fields for uninterrupted intramural and club sport competition.

Named gift opportunities include:

  • Naming of softball complex
  • New red clay infield for Dempsey Field
  • Backstop with brick wall
  • Permanent outfield fence
  • Permanent dugouts
  • Scoreboard
  • Permanent bleachers
  • Press box and public address system

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