Members of the Sol & Robyn Gittleman Circle are the backbone of philanthropy to Tufts. Alumni, parents, and friends in this loyal group give to Tufts for two or more consecutive fiscal years.*
Launched in 2017, the Gittleman Circle is named in honor of two of the most dedicated members of the Jumbo community. Sol Gittleman, H10, A85P, Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor Emeritus, and Robyn Gittleman, AG69, A85P, Director Emerita, Experimental College, continue to give so much to the university year after year.
*Tufts' fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30.
A Gift That Lights Up The Hill
The Tufts Fund is used by the Deans to meet the greatest needs of the Schools. 52% of gifts support everything from Tisch Library’s digital media lab to consumable materials for School of Engineering maker spaces while also providing additional resources for student financial aid.
23% of donations are given directly to financial aid and scholarship funds. Tufts is committed to meeting 100% of undergraduate student financial need to connect high potential students with a life-changing education.
$50 – Print a poster for a research conference
$250 – Send a student to the National Ethics Bowl
$1,000 – Support a student teaching in local elementary schools
$4,000 – Fund a summer internship
$10,000 – Fund a Tufts Fund Scholar
$25,000 – Create a term scholarship
Jumbo Loyalty. Jumbo Opportunities.
"I am the proud member of a working family. I never thought I would have the chance to attend a university as good as Tufts, but thanks to the generosity of families like yours, I have found myself able to pursue a higher education."
Mark Lannigan, A23
Importance of Participation
Every gift is truly Jumbo at Tufts. When taken collectively, a gift that you might think is "too small" really does have a transformative impact on Tufts' capacity to support today's students. And, the alumni participation rate impacts Tufts' national rankings and grant eligibility. So your gift of any size is truly powerful.