We Are Brighter Together

Thank you for helping make Rollins more brilliant.

More than 16,000 donors answered our call to join the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Rollins’ more than 135-year history. Throughout this momentous effort, you have helped advance our innovative educational model to its fullest potential and invested in the people, programs, and places that prepare our graduates to lead meaningful lives and prosper in productive careers.

A line of students hold up signs that collectively reveal the total funds raised during Brighter Together.

A Transformational Total

The Rollins community raised $293,483,635 during Brighter Together, a record-setting figure that surpassed our ambitious goal by more than $18 million. The effort was truly global in scope, with donors from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries contributing to the campaign.

Brighter Together By the Numbers

Calculating the scale of your generosity with an accounting of the successes you’ve made possible.

  • 16,163

    Total number of donors

  • 90%

    Percentage of gifts $1,000 or less—proof that it doesn’t take a major gift to make a major impact

  • 8,256

    Number of donors who made their first gift through Brighter Together

  • 68

    Total number of endowments created during Brighter Together

Rollins Trustee walks past the Mister Rogers sculpture on campus.

“Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain small class sizes that support a personalized learning environment, provide greater access to academic and need-based scholarships, and construct state-of-the-art buildings that create opportunity, all of which leads to graduating well-rounded problem-solvers who are ready to tackle global issues and so much more.”

Allan E. Keen ’70 ’71 MBA ’10H

Trustee and National Chairman, Brighter Together Campaign

More Brilliant Together

Explore how your investments through Brighter Together have elevated our commitment to academic excellence, applied learning, and the opportunity for all deserving students to pursue a Rollins education.

An English professor leads a class discussion in an outdoor classroom at Rollins College.

A Vision Realized

President Grant Cornwell discusses why having the entire Rollins community rally around a shared vision was critical to the success of Brighter Together.

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An award with the title "Measuring Brilliance"

Measuring Brilliance

From competitive grants and awards earned by faculty and students to prestigious institutional recognition, we celebrate the many accomplishments made possible by the collective impact of the Brighter Together campaign.

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A college student meets with his mentor.

What I’ve Learned: Lessons From Alumni Mentorship

Find out how the bonds formed between Rollins students and alumni are accelerating personal and professional success.

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Places of Purpose

From the co-location of our signature programs to the reimagining of the residential experience, Rollins is building on more than 100 years of liberal arts traditions to create a 21st-century campus centered on the student experience.

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