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When Charles Tufts was asked what he would do with a barren hill in Medford, Massachusetts, he replied simply: "I will put a light on it." That aspiration, to light the world with educated citizens, provided a foundation for Tufts College, founded in 1852. It has proven to be a powerful vision.

Tufts has been remarkably transformed from a small college into a university of international stature. It has grown from one building to a university with three campuses in Medford/Somerville, Boston, and Grafton. Its constellation of eight schools is unmatched, distinguishing Tufts for its sheer breadth and depth of expertise across areas as diverse as international diplomacy, nutrition, veterinary medicine, and bioengineering. And while each of these schools is proud of its unique strengths, they have increasingly demonstrated innovative cross-school collaborations that are bringing novel solutions to complex global issues.

Our attitude—positive, nimble, forward-looking, and socially engaged—makes it possible to face even the most daunting issues with the faith that we can make a difference. Your gift is an investment in a university of proven achievement and tremendous potential to make a better world. Your support of Tufts endorses our vision for the university's bright future, one rich with potential to make an even greater difference. Annually, your gifts support critical priorities such as financial aid, teaching and learning, and enhanced research capabilities. Endowed gifts and capital gifts allow Tufts to aim high: to envision financial aid for every worthy student, to recruit the finest faculty, to build the very best facilities.

We appreciate each and every gift. All gifts, regardless of size, make a difference to Tufts. If we can help you find the right opportunity, please contact us at