Giving Opportunities

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Science Center

Completion of the new Science Center will ensure that the student experience exceeds expectations without compromise. A welcoming gateway onto campus, the Science Center will serve as both a crossroads and academic hub with state-of-the-art, collaborative spaces that will benefit every Roanoke student. It will be built collectively with the participation of the entire Roanoke family, continuing the great tradition of meaningful connections between and among students, faculty and disciplines.

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The Roanoke Fund

The Roanoke Fund is the College’s annual giving initiative through which alumni, students, faculty, parents and other friends support Roanoke’s greatest needs each year. The impact of this Fund on the College is so great that it would require an additional $40 million in endowment funds to equal the same level of annual support that the Roanoke Fund currently provides.

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Scholarships & Student Support

What is any individual student truly capable of? Roanoke is a place to find out. We call it the 90-Degree Turn. Do you remember yours? Maybe it started with the semester you studied art in Italy or with the English professor who noticed your talent for writing. Maybe it was the business class that convinced you to form your own company or the professor who suggested you apply to the top medical school in the country. Or maybe it was the scholarship you got to Roanoke that opened up all of these possibilities for you. 

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Academic Programs & Faculty Support

Our faculty has pioneered the first phase of an academic program that has changed the way Roanoke educates students and has compelled other college and university deans and presidents to put Roanoke on the U.S. News & World Report’s Up and Coming National Liberal Arts Colleges list. If this initial core program — built to immediately engage new students — can ignite so much excitement, imagine what the full program can do for our students and our reputation.

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President's Fund for Excellence

The President’s Fund for Excellence positions Roanoke to seize unexpected opportunities and respond to new trends and discoveries as they arise. Gifts to the President’s Fund can launch new faculty and student initiatives, introduce new areas of study, bring fascinating speakers and artists to campus, and purchase equipment not yet invented or imagined. This fund ensures that Roanoke will be in the right place at the right time to meet the challenges of tomorrow.