Dartmouth College Trying to Fix Gender Gap Among Donors
“We have a lot of work to do”
Men are contributing more cash, and the school wants women to step up. To pay their fair share, if you will.
The Daily Caller reports:
Dartmouth Wants To Fix Gender Gap In Its Donations
Dartmouth College wants to fix the gender gap in donations, according to a Thursday report.
Men currently give Dartmouth 2.5 times more money than women, a figure which has decreased from a factor of 4.7 since the 2014 establishment of the Centennial Circle — a female alumni group that has contributed at least $100,000 to Dartmouth’s financial aid program — The Dartmouth reported. But the school wishes to even the donation gender gap even further.
“We have a lot of work to do, but we’re seeing that women are giving at all levels, not just $100,000,” Centennial Circle director Mindi Laine told The Dartmouth.
Laine noted men, but not women, were receptive to fundraising tactics that turned donating into a competition between various Dartmouth class years. Laine now aims to bolster female donations by having women encourage each other to donate.
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I’m wondering if the donor gender gap has lessened somewhat because males have been turned off by the liberal bias. Once upon a time, Dartmouth was a very conservative school, so one would expect older alumna to be conservative.
I think Dartmouth should be easier on female donors. Affirmative action. After all, men have had privilege for 5000 years of history. I say for women, $.40 of donations equals $1.00 worth of donations by men. There! Men and women donors are equal.