Celebration of Benefactors.


Celebration of Benefactors

Drew’s 150-year history reflects a profound and abiding sense of fealty to The Forest. Sixty-one years after Drew’s founding as a Methodist seminary, brothers Arthur and Leonard Baldwin donated the then-staggering sum of $1.5 million (the equivalent of $21.7 million today) to endow a liberal arts college that transformed the seminary into a university. By that time, there already were 80 named endowed funds; today, that number has expanded to more than 400 named awards, including eight funds endowed in 2017 alone.

To learn more about endowed funds at Drew, please visit our endowment page or contact Elizabeth Kornstein, assistant vice president of University Advancement, at ekornstein@drew.edu or 973-408-3227.

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Your Gifts Matter

At our annual Celebration of Benefactors, Drew University students meet the people whose gifts propel their education. For these students, the generosity of a benefactor enables them to study abroad. For others, it means being able to sign up for an interesting course, accept a faraway internship, advance a research project or simply pay tuition.

We were honored to welcome Engy Gadelmawla C’18 as our student speaker at the 2018 Celebration of Benefactors. Engy received 10 named awards during her four years at Drew, including scholarships, internship awards and prizes. Named funds have empowered Engy to capitalize on the talents she brought to Drew and make the most of her undergraduate education.

Here, she shares her gratitude, her fondness for The Forest and her Drew experience.

“I am here today because of you.” —Engy Gadelmawla C’18 shares more about her Drew experience at the 2018 Celebration of Benefactors.

Images from the 2018 Celebration of Benefactors

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