Campaign Achievements

Financial Scholarships:

  • $47 million raised

Career Exploration:

  • More than $33 million raised
  • Award-winning Knowlton Center launched Spring 2016
  • Endowment for internships stipends, career exploration

Academic Innovation:

  • More than $20 million raised
  • 9 academic programs launched: Data Analytics, Denison Seminars, Financial Economics, Global Commerce, Global Health, Health Exercise & Sport Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Narrative Journalism, Politics and Public Affairs
  • Doane Library and Douthit Hall renovation and restoration


  • Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts launched Fall 2019

Student Life:

  • Red Frame Lab for Entrepreneurship and Design-thinking launched Fall 2017
  • Silverstein Hall opened Fall 2020
  • Funding for forthcoming new Wellness Center, including funding for the Polk Family Director of Student Health and Wellness.
  • Initiated funding for forthcoming new Wellness Center
  • Knetzer Family Institute for Development Through Sport launched Fall 2019

Annual Fund:

  • $39 million raised to meet current unexpected needs of students and campus

Making an impact, thanks to you.

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Leadership Gift Promotes Wellness

Bobbi and Stephen Polk ’78 are giving a leadership gift to the Whisler Center for Student Wellness.

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Why Give?

Some gifts honor the past. Some offer new opportunities. Others are simply a way to say thanks. But all gifts help Denison move toward its future. Here, Denison donors share the reasons why they give back to the College.

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Why We Give: Gary and Suzanne Baker

A gift from two faculty members honors their departments, their careers, and their students.

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Geologic History Intersects the Modern Era

A geology student with a talent for narrative journalism uncovers the recent past through WWII letters between a professor and his wife.

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