|Davidson Students Invite Public to Dinner on February 25 to Support Scholarship Program
February 07, 2012
On the same day that Davidson College President Carol Quillen addressed a U.S. Senate committee on "Innovations in College Affordability," Davidson students renewed their commitment to making Davidson more accessible and more affordable. They announced their third annual "Dinner at Davidson," and "Davidson Trust Appreciation and Awareness Month."
Their effort, based in the Student Government Association, rallies the student body around the college's commitment to The Davidson Trust, which supports the college's longstanding commitment to need-blind admission and its historic decision to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need of accepted students through a combination of grants and campus employment, with no loans.
Community members and students alike are invited to the month's keynote event, "Dinner at Davidson," on Saturday Feb. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building. Davidson College President Carol Quillen will join attendees in enjoying a seated, gourmet meal created by the student-run cooking club "PS," as well as entertainment by student musical groups.
Tickets are $75 each or $500 for a table of six, and seating is limited. To purchase tickets for Dinner at Davidson visit http://www.davidson.edu/dinneratdavidson or email email@example.com.
Dinner at Davidson Planning Committee Chair and Junior Class President J.D. Merrill ‘13 said the effort is a tangible way for the student body to thank the college for its commitment to the Trust. Merrill said, "In our first two years we raised more than $25,000 for the Trust and established a scholarship for a member of the Class of 2015. Knowing that a first year student is walking around campus right now partly because of what we've done is inspiring. Hopefully we'll be able to double our past efforts and make the same thing possible for a member of the Class of 2016."
In addition to the dinner, the "Celebration of the Trust" month on campus will feature a table in the atrium where students can write thank-you notes to donors and contribute to the Trust. Supporters will receive a red and black "Davidson Trusted Me" wristband.
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,900 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.