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Why Give

As young alumni it is important to give back to your alma mater. While attending Albright, alumni, parents and friends' donations enhanced your college experience by helping cover the everyday costs of attending college. As alumni continue to give back to Albright, the institution will continue to grow and become stronger, in turn increasing the value of the Albright name and your education. The students are counting on you…now it is your turn!

Where does my money go?

Gifts like yours are the lifeblood of the institution. They make an immediate difference by funding scholarships, academic programs, student activities, cultural events, library resources, research initiatives, professional development and much more. The Fund for Albright makes a difference in the lives of today's students and tomorrow's leaders.

Do you mean tuition does not cover these educational costs?

Tuition does not cover the entire expense of an Albright education. Even for students who receive no financial aid (only two percent of all students), tuition only covers 66 percent of a student's total cost for a year at Albright. The difference is made up every year by charitable gifts from the College's alumni, friends, employees and parents, as well as foundations and corporations and other sources of College revenue.

What about Albright's endowment?

Part of the income from the endowment is used to defray costs. While our endowment is managed very carefully, with a fixed payout rate for current operating costs, it is not as large as it needs to be and available unrestricted income is not enough to close the gap between tuition and the real cost of an Albright education. This is why The Fund for Albright is so important for the enrichment of the students' experiences at Albright.

Does my gift make a difference-even if it is a small one?

Young alumni make gifts of all sizes and every gift is very important. The overall program strength comes from the combined gifts from all Albright alumni. We urge those who can support the College to do so at a level that is appropriate for them. There are 4,222 Albright young alumni. Imagine if we all donated just $20 this year - Albright's students would receive $84,440 in additional support!

How do I give to Albright?

You can click here to make a gift online, or call 610-921-7500 to make a gift by phone, or mail your gift to: (make checks payable to Albright College)

Albright College Development Office
13th & Bern Streets
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234