Not only does every gift to the Gettysburg Fund provide dollars that further our educational goals, but every gift also serves as an endorsement of Gettysburg College—our mission and our importance in the world. The more alumni, parents, and friends of the College engage in annual giving each year, the greater is the message we send about a Gettysburg education: that those who know the College best believe in what we do. High rates of alumni and parent participation also advance the College’s position in national rankings, which leads to even greater interest in Gettysburg on the part of high-achieving prospective students.