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Bowdoin College Financial Aid Fund
By supporting Bowdoin’s financial aid program, you will enable a student to live the Offer of the College. You will make an investment with a potential multiplier effect because it provides boundless opportunity for the talented and ambitious student you support.
The Case for Support:
There is a cost crisis in higher education. A Bowdoin education is expensive, but preserving access to that education has never been more critical. Bowdoin has long believed that the very best students should have the opportunity to study, learn, and grow here, regardless of their ability to pay our fees. That’s why raising money for financial aid is so important. The revenue generated by the College’s endowment does not yet meet the calculated need of the 43% of students who qualify for financial aid. If Bowdoin is to remain committed to need-blind admissions and its “no-loan” policy, the College must raise an additional $6 million in spendable scholarship funds.
Against Malaria Foundation
Malaria is one of the leading causes of child deaths in Africa.1 It is transmitted from person to person by infected mosquitoes. It's a disease that mostly affects children, and it's easily treatable.
Malaria prevention is one of the greatest humanitarian opportunities available today. Insecticide treated bednets have been proven effective in fighting malaria and other insect-borne diseases, and cost only $5 each.
The Case for Support:
The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) focuses on bednet distribution, a program with a strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness, while providing donors with standout transparency and accountability. AMF needs additional funding to expand its programs, and new donations are spent on to acquire more bednets for distribution to the needy.
For these reasons, independent charity evaluator GiveWell.org has made AMF its top recommended charity.