24 Hours of Impact demonstrates the collective impact of Dragons rising together. Today, the Drexel community will elevate the University to new heights through your support of student success, civic engagement, University priorities, scholarships, diversity, equity & inclusion, academic programs, research and community partnerships.
24 Hours of Impact is a single day that exemplifies how passionate Dragons can create incredible change when we rise together. The collective impact of your generous support will allow Drexel to continue to elevate student success.
Didn’t get a chance to soar with us today? Show your support now to lift Drexel to new heights.
Special thanks to Drexel University's Board of Trustees who made matching gifts, challenges and bonus funds possible, giving every Dragon the chance to make the greatest impact.
24 Hours of Impact is an opportunity for the Drexel community to make a lasting impact on the University. This single day illustrates the potential for each donor to elevate the student experience. Together, Dragons will lift our students, programs, and progress to new heights.
If you’re not sure what to invest in, take a moment to learn more about some of the initiatives below that benefit students across the University, foster academic success, provide support, empower students to overcome obstacles and elevate their future.
Each year brings new and unique University-wide opportunities and challenges. Investing in Drexel’s priorities allows the university to be nimble and pivot in challenging times to provide students with critical resources when they need it most. Support University Priorities (Unrestricted)
The Student Emergency Fund provides one-time resources to address immediate student financial needs. During the pandemic, it has helped students to return home during campus closures, gain access to the resources to complete virtual classes, and help Drexel students who are experiencing an unexpected and emergent situation that could jeopardize their education. Gifts to The Student Emergency Fund in any amount help Drexel students during times of crisis. Support The Student Emergency Fund
The Center for Black Culture (CBC) serves as a hub of information, activity and community for Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni to increase knowledge, recognition and respect of the people, histories and cultures of the African diaspora and its many contributions to the world. All programs and services offered through the CBC are open to members of the Drexel community who want to gain a greater understanding of the Black experience and support a welcoming and wholly inclusive campus environment. Support of the CBC helps to expand its reach at the University. Support Center for Black Culture
The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI) supports and empowers students of all backgrounds as they build a sense of community that reflects the diversity of the University’s student body. The SCDI actively advocates for student diversity, intersectional social justice and education on campus; gifts to the Center help ensure that students feel their whole identity is included and respected during their time at Drexel. Support Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Founded in 1982, WINS introduces high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing science classes, skill-building activities, and opportunities for personal growth in a uniquely nurturing setting. The program’s mentoring and support has resulted in 100% of WINS students graduating high school and over 96% attending college. Your investment in WINS fuels the future careers of women in science. Support Women In Natural Sciences at The Academy
The Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) is a research, education and practice enterprise at the Dornsife School of Public Health. FIRST supports the fire and rescue service through objective data collection and analysis on safety culture, stress, mental health and injury. Enhance fire safety culture with your gift to FIRST today! Support Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends
Recognized as one of the top Executive MBA (EMBA) programs in Philadelphia, the EMBA Program in the LeBow College of Business helps leaders to become catalysts in their industry. Gifts to the EMBA program support dynamic learning and program growth. Support Executive MBA Program (EMBA)
Commencement is a Drexel tradition and so is the regalia that each graduate wears. However, for some students the $90 cost of the cap and gown is out of reach. That’s where the Drexel community can help. Each gift of $90 to the Graduation Regalia Assistance Fund covers the cost for one Dragon and makes it possible for them to be a part of the ceremony wearing their cap and gown. Support Graduation Regalia Assistance Fund
The Drexel Liberty Scholars program strives to cultivate the thought leaders and social justice advocates of tomorrow by providing high-achieving high school graduates from across the nation with a renewable scholarship award that covers 100% of their Drexel tuition and fees. To position students for success, each Liberty Scholar has the added benefit of a dedicated faculty/staff mentor, a Living Learning Community, academic resources and event programming. A gift to the Liberty Scholars program is an investment in tomorrow’s leaders. Support Liberty Scholars
The Counseling Center provides access to mental health services and counseling at no cost to full-time Drexel students. A gift of $200 helps to offset the cost of ongoing crisis hotline support for students during the pandemic and strengthens the University’s commitment to mental health and wellness. Support Mental Health & Wellness (The Counseling Center)
Nurses Week begins tomorrow, but you can celebrate today by supporting the Undergraduate Nursing program at Drexel! Your investment in the next generation of nurses helps to strengthen scholarship and research and create real-world experience through the Co-op Program as students launch careers in healthcare. Support Nursing Program
Many Drexel students face financial hardships while enrolled at the University which impact their ability to have consistent access to meals. Mario’s Market, the new student food pantry, provides nonperishable food to any Drexel student in need. A gift of $35 makes it possible for Mario’s Market to provide staple food items for a student for one week. Support Student Food Pantry (Mario’s Market)
Students facing food insecurity can access Drexel University dining facilities without a meal plan through the Student Meal Swipe Donation Program. A gift of $50 makes it possible for 5 students to enjoy meals on campus. Support Student Meal Swipe Donation Program
Study Abroad scholarships make it possible for Drexel students to participate in global engagement activities regardless of their personal financial situation. When international travel is safe again, gifts to Study Abroad will help to cover costs for students studying overseas. Your support will help Drexel students gain a different perspective of their field, a deeper understanding of a different culture, and an expanded view of the world. Support Study Abroad
Every Drexel student can find co-op placements that match their passions and goals; however, many students pursue opportunities that are not appropriately salaried, at nonprofits, in other countries, or in high cost-of-living cities. The Co-op Opportunity Fund creates opportunities where industry funding doesn’t exist, and provides stipends for unpaid and underpaid cooperative learning. By investing in The Co-op Opportunity Fund, you unlock career-defining experiences for students of all backgrounds in every industry across the globe. A gift of $50 covers the first day of a co-op stipend for one student. Support The Co-op Opportunity Fund
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Back again this year are some awesome virtual experiences which showcase the impact philanthropy has on uplifting Drexel programs every day. Soar on over to the Virtual Live Experience and check out our online programming to see how donor support makes a difference at Drexel – and pick up your code to unlock bonus funds for the area you want to see reach new heights.
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