You can unlock potential.

Denison University is nationally recognized for its prestigious academic programs and the warmth of its community; for its deep commitment to student success and vibrant campus life. But urgent challenges facing liberal arts institutions nationwide necessitate forward-thinking solutions and an investment in the bold set of initiatives set forth in our strategic plan. These initiatives will strengthen Denison’s position as a top-tier liberal arts college by deepening student learning in ways that enhance enrollment, student outcomes, and institutional visibility.

Denison invites you to join us in supporting Unlocking Potential: Investing in Denison, our most ambitious comprehensive fundraising initiative to date. Together, we can help our students unlock their vast potential to thrive in college—and beyond.

Areas for Your Investment

Endow scholarships.

Your support will ensure every student who can manage the strenuous demands of a Denison education—regardless of their financial means—can come to our college and thrive. Growing the scholarship endowment to a level commensurate with peer institutions also secures Denison’s long-term financial position and augments our college’s extraordinary ability to unlock potential in the lives of our students.

Enable best-in-class career exploration.

As Denison launches a bold, ambitious professional readiness program, your support will imbue our students with the skills, experiences and relationships necessary to prepare them for success in careers and life. Your philanthropy will position Denison’s career exploration program as the gold-standard for liberal arts career centers, a position that strengthens Denison’s national reputation.

Spur academic innovation.

Denison is creating powerful new academic majors, minors and concentrations that address some of the most intellectually rigorous challenges and topics in the liberal arts today. Your investment in academic innovation will increasingly position Denison as a college of first choice for top students.

Grow the Annual Fund.

Unrestricted support infuses Denison with resources for day-to-day expenses as well as emerging needs and opportunities. Your ongoing support for the college’s Annual Fund is critical—it elevates the college’s standing among peer institutions and rallies our loyal alumni and friends to take an active role in advancing Denison.

Enhance the performing arts.

Ground has broken on the new state-of-the-art Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts—Denison’s new home for Dance, Music and Theatre disciplines. Your investment in this stunning new facility and the interdisciplinary programming it inspires will make Denison the ideal choice for highly talented students who want to explore the performing arts in a liberal arts setting.

Foster health and wellness.

With your support, Denison will create a holistic, integrative approach to health through upgrades to the Whisler Center and student-centered wellness programming. Your philanthropy will connect students on Denison’s residential campus to the highest quality of care for the body, mind, and spirit.