Why Give?

Every gift matters, regardless of size.

It is important to realize that every gift provides more than financial support for Heidelberg University. Giving metrics are often used as a way to gauge an institution’s significance in terms of its national ranking. These rankings are important to prospective students and their families, who use them as a tool in choosing a college, and to foundations looking to support higher education. All gifts from alumni – at any dollar amount – help elevate our rate of participation.

People give to the ’Berg for many reasons. They give because they believe an investment in the University is an investment in the future or because they received scholarship support and want to pay that generosity forward. People give because they feel true ’Berg pride and believe in the liberal arts education received at Heidelberg. People give in memory of friends or loved ones and because of the fond memories they hold from their time on campus. Some people give simply because they bleed Red, Orange and Black!

You can help in so many ways: scholarships for bright students who could not afford a Heidelberg education on their own; support for academic programs that help students find their purpose in the world; expansion of our student engagement opportunities; and so much more.

We invite you to be a part of something special at the ’Berg. Your gift of any amount tells us that you believe Heidelberg is an excellent university that can be even greater.