Since 1896, Delaware Valley College has been fostering an environment of learning and growth and developing resources of intellect and character. In fulfilling this mission, the College has now risen to new heights of recognition and is now ranked among the top 25 Baccalaureate Colleges in the North. At the same time we cannot sustain our accomplishments or build upon them without stronger financial resources. Today the College stands upon the threshold of opportunity, and we invite you to join the future of Delaware Valley College.

The 1896 Society honors those who demonstrate an outstanding financial commitment to the College. Reflecting the belief that a dedicated group of individuals can make a special contribution to higher education, the 1896 Society brings together individuals with leadership, ability, experience, and influence to support Delaware Valley College's mission with their major financial gifts. The 1896 Society gifts collectively account for more than 80% of the College's total dollars each year.

Each society member is important, and your gift will help us achieve our mission of academic excellence.

Giving Levels

The chart below shows the individual giving levels within the 1896 Society.

  • Chairman's Circle ... $25,000+
  • Trustee's Circle ...... $10,000+
  • President's Circle ... $5000+
  • Dean's Circle ......... $2500+
  • Faculty Circle ......... $1000+

Your Gift Matters

Your gift will make a great difference in the lives of our students. To find out how, contact:

Maryann Fox
Director of Major Gifts
Phone: 215-489-4528