Alumni and friends contributed $43.4 million in restricted and unrestricted gifts to the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in fiscal year 2019, resulting in the second highest total in school history and maintaining the momentum established with last year’s public launch of The Tuck Difference campaign.
The Tuck Difference: The Campaign for Tomorrow’s Wise Leaders is targeting a $250-million investment to secure Tuck’s place as a leader in graduate management education, and is part of Dartmouth College’s $3-billion comprehensive campaign, The Call to Lead.
This year’s effort—second only to last year’s record-setting $51.3 million—brings Tuck’s campaign total to $183.6 million and signals strong continued enthusiasm for The Tuck Difference and its focus on the school’s people, programs, and places.
“I am incredibly grateful for the continued support of our alumni and friends, particularly after such an inspiring start to our campaign,” said Dean Matthew J. Slaughter. “Their support can be felt in real-time as we seek to attract the very best students and faculty, launch innovative new programs, and enhance our cherished spaces.”
Tuck’s difference has always been its people. I look forward to continuing to work with all in our community to build and expand on the quality and impact of the Tuck School in the year ahead.
Along with continued robust support for student scholarships and Dean’s Strategic Priorities, this year’s effort benefitted from substantial gifts to Tuck’s co-curricular centers and undergraduate business education initiatives, including a catalyzing gift for TuckLAB, a business- and entrepreneurship-focused offering for Dartmouth undergraduates, and scholarships for Business Bridge, a program for liberal arts undergraduates.
Tuck Annual Giving (TAG) again played a critical role in Tuck’s fundraising success. Alumni gave $7.7 million to TAG in the last fiscal year, matching last year’s record total. The school also saw an increase in the number of donors over the previous year as graduates again demonstrated Tuck’s distinctive leadership in annual fund participation.
Tuck alumni also continued to include the school in their estate plans, with significant contributions made through bequest intentions in the last fiscal year.
Adding to this year’s momentum was a series of Tuck Difference events that took place over the last year in London, New York, Boston, Palo Alto, and Hanover.
“Tuck’s difference has always been its people,” added Slaughter. “I look forward to continuing to work with all in our community to build and expand on the quality and impact of the Tuck School in the year ahead.”