The D&E Fund

A gift to The D&E Fund is the most simple and direct way you can demonstrate your belief in Davis & Elkins College’s mission: To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world.

Giving to The D&E Fund empowers President Chris Wood and other College leaders to invest in programs, facilities and scholarships that make a quality education available and affordable for students. Please make a habit of supporting The D&E Fund each year. Your gift, large or small, will contribute to the $1.5 million needed each year to support critical programs and services.

Where Does the Money Go?

Your impact on D&E: Tuition and fees cover only 70 percent of a D&E education. Support from alumni and friends is needed to supplement tuition and ensure the quality education you expect. Gifts directly affect the student experience by helping support the College's operating budget. So whether it is keeping the lights on or replacing a missing brick, The D&E Fund supports it.

Gift Allocation

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Did you know that more than 85 percent of current D&E students receive some form of financial assistance? Many could not attend college without financial aid. The D&E Fund provides student scholarships, including the nationally recognized Highlands Scholar Program.

Additionally, donors may establish a named current scholarship with a minimum gift commitment of $1,000 per year. Click here for a list of D&E's current scholarships. For further information about establishing an annual scholarship, contact the development staff.

Academic Program Support

Supporting faculty salaries and helping to recruit and retain great faculty are just the beginning to how The D&E Fund helps to strengthen our academic program. Gifts to The D&E Fund also support academic program budgets, equipment and supplies, travel, and many other resources for ensuring D&E continues to offer distinctive, high quality programs.

Student Services

The Naylor Learning Center, the Office of Career Services & Student Employment, and the Writing Center are examples of the student-focused services that are supported by gifts to The D&E Fund.

Campus Upkeep

Nearly all who visit our campus comment on the beauty of its grounds and historic buildings. Gifts to The D&E Fund help us maintain our buildings, keep up with the mowing in the summer and snow removal in the winter, and adorn our campus with beautiful flowers. Also, don’t forget The D&E Fund helps keep the lights on!