This is what happens when you give.

Just like a single stone hurled onto the water can bounce over 80 times creating endless ripples, your gift to Drexel University has expansive impact. Together with thousands of others, you make it possible for Drexel to propel student success, accelerate discovery and innovation, pioneer teaching and learning, and fuel strategic initiatives.
Thank you!
Now here’s what that looks like.

Propel Student Success

Your support for scholarships and co-ops at Drexel has ripple effects far beyond the classroom. It propels the success of students who are shaping fields from primary healthcare to machine learning. Philanthropy also creates new living-learning environments that transform the student experience.
Bentley Hall
An Intellectual Oasis for Living and Learning
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Robert Ross, BS computer science ’19
Forging a New Path to Make the World Better
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Marysol Encarnacion, MD ’22
Passion for Health Equity Drives Future MD
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Our students are the incredible thinkers of tomorrow, who will be making the devices of the future.”
Professor Geneviève Dion
Director, Center for Functional Fabrics

Pioneer Teaching 
& Learning

From the very beginning, Drexel has played a pivotal role in making higher education more reality-grounded, accessible and innovative. With your support, we attract professors who are renowned professionals in their fields, capable of mentoring the next generation of innovators and leaders.
Rachel López, Associate Professor, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and Director, Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic
Legal Scholar Mentors Students Who Champion Justice
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Sumita Gangwani, BA environmental studies and sustainability, MS science technology and society ’20
Innovative Environmental Studies Program Stokes Passion for Sustainability
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Donna De Carolis, Founding Dean of the Close School of Entrepreneurship and Silverman Family Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Evan Ehlers, BA entrepreneurship and innovation ’19
Investment in Entrepreneurial Education Fuels Social Impact
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Great institutions always educate for the future.”
William Hagerty, President
Drexel University 1963 – 1970

Accelerate Discovery & Innovation

Drexel excels where disciplines converge. Your investment makes it possible for our students and faculty to generate solutions for problems that cannot be tackled inside traditional academic silos. Daily, we are defining new fields such as functional fabrics, and reshaping old ones such as breast cancer detection.

Geneviève Dion, Professor, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and Director, Center for Functional Fabrics
Collaborations in Fabric Spark Industries and Change Lives
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Yasom Davis, Project SEARCH Participant
Research Unleashes Potential for Those on the Spectrum
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Mihir Shah, BS computer engineering ’00, and Wan Y. Shih, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and Principal Investigator, Biosensors and Biomaterials Lab
From Lab to Village, a Revolution in Breast Cancer Detection
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Girija Kaimal, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions and Principal Investigator, Health, Arts, Learning and Evaluation Lab
The Healing Power of Art
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Drexel donors are venture-investors in the future.”
Jeremy Nowak
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation,

Fuel Strategic Priorities

Drexel strives to activate personal growth and social responsibility for every student, in addition to maximizing their academic discovery. Because you support Drexel, children and families experience a bright spot during hospital visits and the campus now enjoys a “great good place.”
Korman Center and Quadrangle
Breathing New Life Into the Heart of Campus
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It is your commitment that allows us to continually reinvent, revitalize and reanimate Drexel University.

Thank you.”
John Fry, President
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Campaign Progress

$750 million

It’s an ambitious goal, but look at the outcomes: A vibrant community of innovators striving to make life better. A pledge that talented students from every background will have access to the best education possible. And a commitment to community engagement that builds compassionate, responsible global citizens and strengthens all of Philadelphia. Each and every gift, no matter the size, says you’re with us. Thank you!
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Drexel donors often say that they get more out of their experience than they put in. Whether it’s the remarkable feeling of mentoring a young person full of dreams and potential, or attending an event that leads to meaningful connections at your workplace, Drexel engagement is powerful.

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