Giving to Gettysburg

  1. Matt '87 and Holly Keller '87 McDevitt P'17

    "I attribute a lot of what I’ve been able to achieve both professionally and personally to the lessons learned in my athletic career. Those lessons alone make me a loyal O&B member." Learn more about Carolyn Holmes Lee '97.

  2. Maryann and Kevin Donovan P'13

    "We are fortunate to be able to give back to the College. . . It is our hope that this fund will help the College in its efforts to expand financial support for deserving students.” Learn more about Maryann and Kevin Donovan P'13.

  3. Douglas '03 and Kathryn Turner '03 Ritter

    "Gettysburg College is just a part of us. We want to give back to others who we hope will have the same kinds of experiences.” Learn more about Douglas '03 and Kathryn Turner '03 Ritter.

  4. Helena Yang '14

    "My Gettysburg scholarship had a pivotal role in my decision to attend the College, and I am grateful to Gettysburg’s many donors for making it possible.” Learn more about Helena Yang ’14.

  5. Donna and Jay Kappmeier ’63

    “To me, Gettysburg College is the definition of a ‘worthwhile’ cause.”  Learn more about Donna and Jay Kappmeier ’63.

  6. Craig '66 and Susan Disher

    “We thought that Gettysburg’s emphasis on Asian studies was remarkable. . . and something we felt was worth supporting.” Learn more about Craig '66 and Susan Disher.

  7. Matt '87 and Holly Keller '87 McDevitt P'17

    "Because we are able to meet the student who benefits from the scholarship, we get to see the direct results of our giving to the College." Learn more about Matt '87 and Holly Keller '87 McDevitt P'17.

  8. Robin Wagner and Michael Birkner

    "Robin and I chose to create the art endowment as a way to strengthen an area where there’s talent and a critical mass of academic interest, but where there are some currently unmet needs.” Learn more about Robin Wagner and Michael Birkner '72.

  9. William Lamb '08

    "My parents demonstrated to me when I was young—and continue to illustrate today—how important it is to give back financially as you are able." Learn more about William Lamb '08.

  10. Doris and Doug Cooney

    Doris and the late Doug Cooney '49, are the first of three generations of Cooneys who give back to Gettysburg. Learn more about the Cooneys.

  11. Kelly Alsedek '71

    Kelly Alsedek started giving to the Gettysburg Fund and other special funds as soon as she graduated. Recently she found the benefits of donating stock. Learn more about Kelly Alsedek '71.

  12. Patricia Henry '71

    "It is imperative that we understand ... that alumni and friends are critical to the financial future of the College." Learn more about Pat Henry '71.

  13. Lauren Craley '08

    "I have and always will make it a priority to give back to Gettysburg." Learn more about Lauren Craley '08.

  14. Carolyn Byron '62

    “Gettysburg opened doors for me through my education and through the alumni I met after graduating, I give back so that future generations will benefit.” Learn more about Carolyn Byron '62.

  15. Stewart Petrovits '91

    "My wife and I chose to create a Gettysburg Fund Scholarship based on our belief in the absolutely positive experience we knew a student at Gettysburg would have." Learn more about Stewart Petrovits '91.

  16. Bill and Linda Matz '61

    "Gettysburg College has had and continues to have a profoundly positive influence on my life and over the years, I have tried to repay this debt of gratitude." Learn more about Bill and Linda Matz.

  17. Katie Afflebach ’15

    As the recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Smith Gettysburg Fund Scholarship, Katie Afflebach '15 has experienced firsthand the generosity of those who give back. Learn more about Katie Afflebach '15.

  18. Judy Vandever '62

    "Jack looked upon his... education as part of the foundation of the good life that followed, and I think he looked at his annual gift as a payback of sorts." Learn more about Judy Vandever '62.

  19. Smith Herman family

    "We support the opportunities that the College offers Robia and Nick through participation in the Gettysburg Fund." Learn more about the Smith-Herman family.

  20. Sherman and Carol Hendrix

    "[We] both received very fine educations here,
    without which we would have not gone in the professional directions we did." Learn more about Sherman '61 and Carol '63/'80 Hendrix.

  21. Fred & Martha Mahan

    The Mahans generously established funds using contributions directly from their IRAs. Learn more about Fred '52 and Martha Mahan.


Just as our students have the responsibility to make good use of their education, we have an obligation to give them the best possible preparation—to set them on the path to doing great work with the finest education, the necessary confidence and conviction, and the least debt possible.

Financial support is essential to providing a Gettysburg College education for the students of today and tomorrow.