The Ones Transforming Every Day

Pursuit of Excellence

Progress doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a collective, sustained effort across the entire University to transform lives, strengthen communities, and ensure Drake continues to give students an overall experience superior to that offered by competing institutions. We will fuel our colleges and schools and athletic programs to foster an education and experience that shapes, engages, and inspires students for a lifetime.

Power of Connection

Brian Orellana was going to drop out before a Drake staff member convinced him otherwise. Now he’s a leader on campus and helping students find community. When you give to The Drake Fund, you are supporting the personal connections and campus activities that are essential to the Drake experience.

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Ebb and flow through Drake’s campus and classrooms.

Every day, students focus on achieving success in their studies—today, tomorrow, next week. Contributing to these initiatives is a way to invest in the physical and intellectual well-being of current Drake students.

Making a Difference in Students’ Lives

The Drake Fund – Annual giving to this fund brings the Drake mission to life. Gifts to The Drake Fund are an ideal way to touch the lives of all students and meet the needs and aspirations of our students, faculty, and community.

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Drake Colleges and Schools – A vibrant academic environment is the heart of the Drake experience. Investments in Drake’s colleges and schools, institutes and centers, and Cowles Library will enhance students’ learning experiences and professional preparation and support the work of our exceptional faculty.

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Drake Athletics – Drake University will be the premier university in the Missouri Valley Conference as measured by success in athletic performance, academics, and community connections. Our plans include a significant investment in: Enhancements to the fan experience at the Knapp Center; partnership in the Des Moines Public Schools Community Stadium just east of the Knapp Center; and creating an academic success and athletic performance center.

Drake University athletic building, the Knapp Center

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Share the excitement of Drake’s progress toward its audacious goal.

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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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