Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute

Founded in 2000, the Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute (DVALI) has reached more than 7,000 students. The Adams Leadership Institute provides personalized leadership training for students across all majors. The Institute’s three-year educational series fosters self-awareness, collaboration, and perspective, which students apply to personal relationships, academic coursework, and their professional lives. These tangible leadership practices allow students to form an intentional community of leaders and create change on campus and throughout the community. Your generous contributions help us continue the legacy of Dr. Don Adams and promote student leadership for years to come. 

Help us celebrate Don Adams' 50 years at Drake with a gift that will be matched with up to $14,000 in matching funds!

All In This Together Challenge
During All In, ALL gifts go further! For every 100 gifts, Alumni Doug Zinser, AS’96, Peggy Fisher, FA’70, and Larry Stelter, and Cindy, LA’70, and Dennis Lesher will donate $10,000, up to $70,000.
100 Gift Goal
Who is Going ALL IN?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In.
All In By Decade
Which decade's graduates are the most All In?
Above & Beyond Challenge
Go the extra mile for Drake! If 50 donors who have already made gifts to the University this fiscal year (7/1/19 – 6/30/2020) make an additional gift during All In, an additional $10,000 will be unlocked.
50 Gift Goal
First Time Gift Challenge
If 50 donors make their first ever gift to Drake during All In 2020, $5,000 contributed by a generous alum will be unlocked for the University.
50 Gift Goal
DVALI 3X Match Challenge
Alumna Kim White, BN’91 has contributed $14,000 in a 3:1 match for all gifts made to the Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute during All In 2020! Celebrate 50 years of Don Adams at Drake by making a gift today and your support of stellar leadership education programs at Drake will be tripled!
Caldbeck Challenge
All gifts made during All In campaign by current Drake students will be matched by The Caldbeck Challenge, up to $1,400! The Diane K. Caldbeck Student Philanthropy Challenge was funded through the generosity of Kelly Caldbeck, PH’01, Peter Caldbeck, JO’03, and Megan Caldbeck, JO’05 in honor of their mother, longtime Drake employee and alumna Diane Anagnos Caldbeck, ED’72. The endowment serves as an annual incentive to students at Drake as they work to inspire their peers to develop a culture of philanthropy.
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