To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world. For more than 100 years, Davis & Elkins College has been fulfilling this vital mission in the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia—with the faithful and generous support those who believe in this mission. Thank you for considering what you can do to help current and future generations of D&E students.

Why make a gift to D&E?

Ensure the D&E Experience

Quality academic programs. A culture of mentoring and support. A campus environment that nurtures students’ personal and spiritual growth and inspires a commitment to leadership and service. These characteristics have helped define the D&E College experience for generations. Private gifts play a critical role in making this experience possible.

College is Expensive

Tuition covers just 59 percent of the cost of a Davis & Elkins education; the rest is covered from others sources, including income from endowment and current gifts. In addition, more than 85 percent of D&E students receive financial aid, and 40 percent are the first in their families to attend college. We need your assistance to help these deserving students have access to a D&E education.

Your Gift Matters

Whether you give an unrestricted gift that will go to the area of greatest need, or a specific gift for a program or project, your gift -- large or small -- makes a difference at D&E.

Annual gifts to The D&E Fund from D&E's alumni, parents and friends provide critical support for the day-to-day operations of the College. Endowed and life income gifts, including bequests, help provide for D&E's future.

A Gift to D&E is a Smart Investment

With market conditions uncertain, many are asking where they should invest their money to get the best possible return. A gift to D&E is an investment in future citizens and leaders that will pay dividends for years to come. And for those in the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia, it is an investment in the economic development and cultural life of the region.

Explore the Possibilities

Do you want to learn more? Explore these pages to see how your gift can make a difference. If you are ready to make a gift, go to the online gift form.

We hope you won't stop there. Please contact us that we can deepen your relationship with the faculty, students and staff of Davis & Elkins College and so that we might extend our sincere appreciation for your partnership in our mission.