While Make Your Mark has concluded, you can still Defend the Dam by clicking here to make a gift.

Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Make Your Mark.

Why Defend the Dam? 

September 8-9 is our annual celebration of all things Babson, when we come together as a community to show our support for the College we love and the programs we’re passionate about.  Alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff will unite for 36 hours of giving back to Babson.

And when you make a gift on Make Your Mark, your gift is amplified, thanks to generous Babson supporters who fund matching gifts. Over the past 5 years, more than $1.8 million has been gifted to Babson on our annual giving days from our global community.

All gifts, no matter the size, make a difference in the lives of Babson students, faculty, staff, and alumni. And your ongoing support as a Babson Defender means we can count on you year-over-year.

So give to what you love and share it with the future. Together, we can build upon the Babson experience and Defend the Dam.

What are Dambassadors? 

Dambassadors spread the word about #MakeYourMark and #DefendTheDam on social media!

Babson’s annual day of giving is our most important fundraising event of the year. That’s why we’re asking you—our Dambassadors—to help us by posting on your own social media platforms before and during the campaign on Thursday, September 8-9.

Be sure to include #MakeYourMark and #DefendtheDam and always tag a few Babson friends!

Not sure what to post? Something personal about what Babson means to you and why you’re Defending the Dam is always a good idea. But we’ve made it easy for you to just cut and paste with some sample posts on this webpage. We also have a fun video you can share as well.

After you make a donation you can also share directly from the giving site, and let everyone know how much Babson means to you and why you gave.

And don’t forget to upload the Babson profile pic frame to your social media accounts and download our fun Webex and Zoom backgrounds to use before, during, and even after our annual giving day.

How do I become a Babson Defender?

Babson Defenders are recurring donors who give annually or in monthly installments to build strength of community in participation and make a consistent impact. You can give at the amount you’re most comfortable with, starting at only $5 per month. As a Babson Defender, you’ll also support our sustainability efforts and reduce administrative costs.

How do I select multiple gift designations?

To select multiple gift designations, select the "Add another gift to your donation" button, select the additional designation that you'd like to support, then select the amount that you'd like to contribute to the additional designation(s) that you would like to add. 

What payments methods can I use to give online through Make Your Mark?

Credit cards, Apple Pay (Safari browser only), and Venmo (mobile devices only) are accepted through our online site.  To use Apple Pay or Venmo, after clicking "Give Now", scroll to the bottom of the payment screen below the credit card option to select one of these payment types.

What should I do if I'm receiving an error when I try to donate?

- Make sure the address you're entering matches the address connected to the card you are using.

- Try a different web browser or device.

- Email thefund@babson.edu at any point and a staff member will respond promptly to assist you.




Email: thefund@babson.edu


Still have questions?

Contact us at thefund@babson.edu