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How My Gift is Used

How your gift is used

Gifts to the Annual Fund provide crucial support for three areas of a Pomona education with the most significant impact on students' lives: scholarships, academic programs and student life.

60% of every gift to the Annual Fund is used to make sure a Pomona education is affordable for all qualified students. This portion of each gift supports the College's need-blind admissions policy (which guarantees that all Pomona students are admitted based on merit, without consideration for the financial circumstances of their families) and need-based financial aid packages (Pomona meets 100% of demonstrated financial need through a combination of scholarships and student employment; loans are not part of the financial aid package).

Give to the Annual Fund

30% of each gift ensures the excellence of a Pomona education through support of all academic departments and programs, including Summer Undergraduate Research (SURP), study abroad, new faculty start-up funding and The Pomona Organic Farm.

10% of each gift supports student life, extracurricular programs and student organizations including:

  • the Asian American Resource Center
  • the Queer Resource Center
  • the Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center
  • the Office of Black Student Affairs
  • the Women's Union
  • the College radio station (KSPC)
  • the Outdoor Education Center
  • Smith Campus Center
  • Draper Center
  • the Career Development Office
  • orientation programs (such as Orientation Adventure)
  • the Pomona College Internship Program (PCIP)
  • sports teams
  • Student Health Services
  • Campus Safety
  • ...and other student life programs.