The Power of Ones

We are the Drake Bulldogs—alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University—forever dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities. Now we stand at the crossroads of our past and our potential. To lead Drake University into its next great era, we look beyond ourselves to each other. We know that together we can determine our own destiny.

Because we are the ones.

The Ones: Drake’s Campaign
for the Brave & Bold

Leading With Purpose

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Every Bulldog a Changemaker

Using higher education to build knowledge and talents that make a positive difference in the world.

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Revitalizing Democracy

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Center for Public Democracy

Reclaiming the American project of forming a more perfect union.

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Educating for a Digital World

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Digital Proficiency Platform

Becoming the premier institution of higher education in integrating the liberal arts with analytics and technology.

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Enhancing Student Experience

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University Center

A dynamic facility that captures the spirit and energy of our great University.

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Strengthening the Heartland

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Jay N. Darling Institute

Partnering with rural communities to bolster their economic, social, and cultural vibrancy.

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Creating Access to Opportunity

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University for All

Empowering individuals of all ages and from all backgrounds to enhance their lives through education.

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Transforming Every Day

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Pursuit of Excellence

Fueling the core competencies of our University to foster an education and experience that shape, engage, and inspire students for a lifetime.

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Our Vision and Goals are Audacious.
Together, We Can Achieve Them.

Our campaign goal is $225 million. We are confident that together, we can preserve Drake’s most cherished traditions while transforming our campus, our community, and higher education for an evolving world. We are the ones who will support remarkable faculty and expand opportunities for students of all ages to learn and lead. We are the ones who will secure a more vibrant future for those who follow in our footsteps.

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Join the ones
who share the vision.

By elevating Drake together, we will secure a more vibrant future for those who follow our footsteps. Join the ones who will transform Drake’s vision into a reality by adding your support to the campaign for the brave & bold.

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