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Student Philanthropy at Drexel: Dragons Giving Back

Donor impact plays a large part in the student experience — from support to schools and colleges, co-op opportunity funding and scholarships to support for mental health and wellness initiatives like the Counseling Center and Mario’s Market.

Student Philanthropy at Drexel provides an opportunity for you to learn about the importance of giving back and being engaged by attending donor appreciation and philanthropy events, staying connected with monthly updates from the Drexel Fund, and paying it forward for future generations – all by making a gift of any size.

Drexel Dragons rise to the occasion in support of the areas they love and areas that continue to propel student success.

How donor support impacts student success:

When Drexel donors invest in the University, their support helps equip you and your peers with the necessary tools and resources to succeed in every aspect of your Dragon experience. Learn more about how donors make a difference at Drexel and support your experience:

  • See how donors invest Mental Health and Wellness through The Counseling Center
  • Donations make meals possible for students facing food insecurity through Mario’s Market, The Student Food Pantry
  • Alumni and donors invest in The Student Emergency Fund to ensure that students facing unexpected financial hardships can stay enrolled during difficult times
  • The Co-op Opportunity Fund is made possible by donors, and provides stipends for unpaid and underpaid co-ops, so students can follow their dreams

Continuing Drexel’s Tradition of Giving

In 1891, Drexel’s founder and first philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel donated $3 million that founded what is now Drexel University. Today, his donation would be worth about $97M! A.J. Drexel started the tradition of giving back to the University and investing in student success - a tradition that Dragons everywhere carry on today by making gifts to the areas of the University that they love.

Gifts of all sizes reinforce Anthony J. Drexel’s mission of providing an immersive and innovative education. Investing in the University upholds the vision of engaging all students in an inclusive and cutting-edge educational experience.

By making a gift to Drexel, you can make an immediate impact on the areas that make a Drexel education one-of-a-kind and be a part of a century-long tradition of investing in Drexel’s future. You can support the area has defined your Drexel experience, so that future generations of Dragons will also be able uniquely curate theirs. Click one of the buttons below and take the next steps in committing to Drexel’s tradition of giving:

Drexel Athletics Student Oragnizations Student Success Commnuty Impact Academic Programs Other Areas

For questions about student philanthropy at Drexel, email the Drexel Fund at

Learn more about joining the Student Philanthropy Council!

The Student Philanthropy Council is currently accepting applications for new members during the 2023–24 academic year. The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) is a group of undergraduate Dragons between their 2nd and 5th year at the University who collaborate to foster a greater sense of Drexel pride on campus, educate the student body about philanthropy at Drexel and promote the tradition of giving amongst students.

As a Student Philanthropy Council member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop valuable skills in fundraising, event management, social media marketing, public speaking and project management
  • Attend monthly meetings (typically over something to eat!)
  • Plan and volunteer at campus student philanthropy awareness events
  • Execute class initiatives like Senior Impact, which encourages seniors to make a donation of $20.24 prior to Commencement

If you love Drexel and are looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills, we hope you’ll consider joining the council. Apply today to become a member!

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Mail your gift to:

Drexel University
P.O. Box 8215
Philadelphia, PA 19101-9684

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