Reasons to Give

Why give? There are countless reasons donors have chosen to support Rollins. Here are just a few.

Tony Wilner ’82

Analyst, United States Department of Defense

“I’ll never forget the college that challenged me to grow, not only as a student, but as a person. I’m honored to support my alma mater’s legacy.”

Perhaps you benefited from professors who encouraged you to reach your full potential, and you want future generations to enjoy a similar experience.

Maybe you participated in one of the many learning opportunities outside of the classroom—from study abroad trips to internships—and through it discovered a new perspective of the world. Maybe you found your life’s calling, and you’re interested in strengthening these programs.

Perhaps you recognize the value of preparing the most promising minds for the 21st century and beyond.

While there are as many reasons to give to Rollins as there are donors, the bottom line is: If we are to remain a first choice for students seeking the highest-quality education, we need your help. Here are just a few more reasons why you should give to Rollins:

Help students

71 percent of our students receive financial assistance from Rollins. The generous support of donors like you makes every aspect of a Rollins education possible for academically talented students—regardless of their backgrounds or financial circumstances.

Improve campus experiences

Student success initiatives and co-curricular research are vital to ensuring our students graduate as responsible leaders and global citizens. Your gifts help support Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship projects that enable undergraduate students to conduct original research with professors—an experience typically only available at the graduate level.

Contributions can also benefit:
  • Community engagement and service-learning curriculum
  • Athletics
  • Study-abroad programs

Build state-of-the-art facilities

The academic experience is enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities. The best spaces foster conversation, encourage interaction, advance research, promote study, and inspire reflection. Rollins' next chapter will include a new experimental theater and dance studio, a new space for the Child Development Center, and a new residential community.

Ensure our future

It is no coincidence that the finest colleges and universities boast large endowments. Endowments provide a predictable and growing income stream for college activities and are an irreplaceable source of stability. With an endowment of more than $340 million, Rollins ranks in the top 10 percent of the more than 3,900 colleges and universities across the country. But Rollins needs your support if it is to remain competitive, attracting the finest students and recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty. Donors expand Rollins’ endowment through sizable outright gifts and some of our gift plan options, and they keep it strong through gifts to The Rollins Fund, which fuels the operating budget.

CONTACT

Rollins College Donations
Post Office Box 864168
Orlando, FL 32886-4168

For gift questions, contact:
The Office of Institutional Advancement
T. 407.646.2221
F. 407.691.1749
giving@rollins.edu