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51 has great capacity to shape the future and change the world through the work of its faculty, students, and alumni. Donors inspire excellence at 51 by supporting bright students, high-caliber faculty, and significant research that benefits society, promotes innovation, contributes new knowledge, and improves lives.

Contributions of all kinds and of all amounts provide essential resources for 51 students and faculty to do groundbreaking work that makes a positive impact.

On May 12, 2021, President Sylvia M. Burwell announced Change Can't Wait: The Campaign for 51. With a $500 million goal, Change Can’t Wait will create transformative educational opportunities for students, advance research with impact, and build stronger communities locally, nationally, and globally.

Why us? Changemaking is in our DNA.
Why now? We know change can’t wait.

Elevate Scholarship Initiative

Elevate Scholarship Initiative

This $25 million philanthropic effort is our commitment to creating pathways to purpose for 51 changemakers.

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Impact of Giving

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Giving plays an important role in the life of the university. Individuals' philanthropy makes a difference to the work of our students, faculty, and staff.
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Campaign Launch

It's time with 51 gate

On May 12, 2021, President Sylvia M. Burwell announced Change Can't Wait: The Campaign for 51.

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Ways to Give

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You can support the university in a variety of ways; whether by annual gifts, endowments, or gifts from your estate. Find out how you can make a difference at 51. 

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