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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-tiered 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.

Matching Gift Opportunity

Alumnus Ken Vegors, ED’71 has pledged $2,500 in a dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts to the Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute during All In 2021! Celebrate the legacy of Don Adams and empower the thoughtful, ethical, compassionate, capable leaders of tomorrow with your All In gift.  

Where Bulldogs are Going All In
Rank State Gifts
1 IA 18
2 IL 5
3 MN 4
$65,000
Meet The Moment Challenge
1,250 donors helped Drake University Meet The Moment and unlocked $65,000 for the University from Doug Zinser, AS’96, John August, JO’92, and Cindy, LA’70 and Dennis Lesher! Thank you!
1,250 / 1,250 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
Who is Meeting The Moment?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In and meeting the moment!
What is your affiliation to Drake?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 762
2 Faculty/Staff 189
3 Student 180
4 Parent 140
5 Friend 84
6 Other 52
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Meeting The Moment by Decade
Which decade's graduates are the most All In?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2010 - 2020 191
2 1990 - 1999 165
3 2000 - 2009 162
4 Current Student 151
5 1980 - 1989 128
6 1970 - 1979 96
7 1960 - 1969 44
8 1959 and before 8
Ended
$5,000
Adams Two Match
Thank you for going All In for the Adams Institute and unlocking an additional $5,000 from Brian Harms, AS'89!
29 / 29 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Parents Challenge
Thank you for going All In for Drake students and helping unlock the $2,500 match from Jill, JO’91 and John, AS’92 Farmer!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Caldbeck Challenge
Students, thank you for going All In for each other and helping unlock the $3,000 match from 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!
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
First Time Gift Challenge
Thank you for making your first gift to Drake and helping unlock the $5,000 match from Drake Drake President Marty Martin! Welcome to the Bulldog Pack!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute Challenge
Thank you for going All In and supporting our student leaders and helping unlock the $2,500 match from Ken Vegors, ED’71!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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