Haverford's Annual Fund: Alumni Participation
Haverford encourages all alumni, parents and friends of the College to give to the Annual Fund. For alumni, there is also a particular emphasis on participation. No matter the size of one's gift, the participation of each and every alumnus/a has an impact on the College. Why?
- Foundations and other funders consider participation a strong indicator of alumni satisfaction, which influences their grant-making decisions.
- It is also a sign of alumni satisfaction for U.S. News & World Report. The rate is a factor in how they calculate rankings.
- Haverford's alumni body is smaller than many schools (1/3 smaller than Swarthmore and half the size of Williams), so we need more people to give in order to meet the College's financial needs.