- Dekota Toot ’15
- Hometown: Alliance, Ohio
- Major: Philosophy and Psychology
I chose to major in philosophy because it tackles the big questions in life. In philosophy, you are never expected to accept anything as true just because somebody says so. It is up to the individual to judge what is true by reason rather than deferring to an authority figure for the answer.
The Mount Union Fund
Different name... same critical mission
2,200 hard-working students are counting on you!
Mount Union depends on annual, private contributions each year to support the current needs of the University including financial aid for students, resources to secure the best faculty, technology enhancements both in and out of the classroom and growing opportunities in student life on campus.
While annual gifts to The Mount Union Fund account for just 2% of Mount Union’s annual operating dollars, the funds help to fill the gap between tuition and the growing cost of educating students.
Why support The Mount Union Fund?
As the cost of providing a top-notch education increases, Mount Union continues to offer critical financial aid dollars to our students. With annual tuition increases nationwide, Mount Union strives to keep costs to our students and their families lower than average. We are able to do this because of the generous, annual support of nearly 4,000 alumni, parents and friends. In addition to financial aid support, gifts to The Mount Union Fund are put to immediate use on campus to assist with technology upgrades, campus improvements, support for student groups and projects including club sports, service organizations and other social group activities. There is something for each and every Mount Union student and it is all supported by gifts to The Mount Union Fund.
Strength in numbers!
Each year, as corporations and foundations consider making gifts to Mount Union, they look at the level of support given by our very own alumni and friends. A high level of participation shows that Mount Union is strong…that we all believe in the mission of providing the very best for our students and their futures! This same strength enhances the value of a Mount Union degree in the eyes of employers as our students cross the stage each year and head into the world, more confident than the day they arrived on campus.