Few things impact the day-to-day life of Pomona more than the Annual Fund. The College’s primary source of unrestricted funding – monies available for any program in need – the Annual Fund supports student life, academic programs, and, most important, scholarship.
60% of every gift to the Annual Fund is used to make sure a Pomona education is affordable for all students. Pomona is one of a handful of prestigious institutions fortunate to be able to offer a need-blind admission policy – guaranteeing a diverse community of thinker-scholars dedicated to education – and the cost of that decision is supplemented by Fund donations.
Additionally, 30% of gifts support Pomona education plans like the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, study abroad, the Pomona Organic Farm, and faculty start-up funding; the remaining 10% advances the mission of the College by sponsoring student programs and organizations like KSPC, the Career Development Office, the Pomona College Internship Program, and the Queer Resource Center.
Pomona's continued leadership depends on its relatively small pool of alumni, parents, and friends to help meet its priority needs. Please give a gift today. Thank you!