The Annual Fund

Commencement 2016

From academic programs and student scholarships to athletics and co-curricular programs, Annual Fund gifts support the student experience in countless ways. And now, you have options. You can make a gift that addresses the college’s most urgent needs, through the Alma Fund or the Scot Scholarship Fund or enrich your favorite program through the Academic Excellence Fund or the Scot Loyalty fund for athletics. 

Support the Annual Fund

With the Annual Fund, you have options: 

Alma Fund – A gift to the Alma Fund provides flexible, immediate-use resources for emergency financial assistance, campus safety enhancements, co-curricular programs or other expenses that enrich campus life. 


Scot Scholarship Fund – Did you know that 100% of Alma College students receive some level of financial aid? Gifts to the Scot Scholarship Fund allow you to invest in the education of deserving, qualified students. 


Academic Excellence Fund – The Academic Excellence Fund provides resources for technology enhancements, lab supplies, experiential learning programs and more. By choosing this option, you can support student learning broadly — strengthening the academic heart of the college — or direct your gift to a specific academic program.

jungle groveJungle, Grove and Campus Fair Fund - Named for the second verse of the college’s alma mater, the “Jungle, Grove and Campus Fair” Fund recognizes that keeping the campus looking beautiful is an ongoing process. Your gift helps keep the trees trimmed and flowers planted so that Alma’s campus is welcoming to students, faculty, staff and guests throughout the year.

Scot Loyalty Fund – With more than 500 students on 25 teams, a gift to the Scot Loyalty Fund provides necessary resources for all athletic teams, assisting in the cost of uniforms, team travel, tournament participation and more. Give to the Scot Loyalty Fund to benefit the entire athletic program or designate your gift to support a favorite team.

Sponsor an Alma Venture – With a gift of $2,500, you can now sponsor an individual Alma Venture — whether it’s a research project, an internship, or off-campus study. You’ll also receive information and invitations related to the student you are matched with, so you can witness the impact you’re making firsthand.