When you become a Haverford Giving Advocate, you join a committed network of alumni, parents, and friends to help spread the word about why supporting Haverford is so important.
Giving Advocates are provided the tools and training they need to encourage their peers to support Haverford, thank them for their generosity, and foster an active connection with today’s thriving Haverford community.
Whether your primary connection to Haverford is with your class, an affinity group, or as parents, there is a Giving Advocate role for you.
Any member of the Haverford community can be a Giving Advocate.
- Lead by example by making their own gift or pledge in the fall
- Ask for annual gifts through their class and/or affinity networks (5-10 assignments/year)
- Thank donors for their generosity
- Other assignments based on volunteer interest and capacity
- Get Haverford swag
Giving Advocates Types
You don’t have to be in a reunion year to be an advocate! Class Giving Advocates are leaders within their class who lead by making Haverford a philanthropic priority every year and encourage their classmates (and near-classmates) to do the same. Tell us you’re interested by by completing the Volunteer Interest Form.
Reunion Giving Chairs and Advocates partner with College staff to set Reunion fundraising goals, develop a solicitation plan, and ask their peers to support the Class Gift and meet Reunion Challenges. For more information or to sign up, visit your Reunion Class page.
Alumni in the first decade since graduation are encouraged to contact Kate Hunsberger, Associate Director of Annual Giving, to learn more about becoming a Young Alumni Giving Advocate.
Leadership Giving Committee
Leadership Giving Committee (LGC) members are experienced philanthropic advocates for Haverford College who are charged with cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding alumni capable of making gifts qualifying for membership in The 1833 Society.
- John S. Stephenson '88, Leadership Giving Vice Chair
- David F. Belton '80
- Melissa R. H. Hall '93
- Paul I. Kandel '83 P'14
- Gabi Dvorine Koeppel '90
- Emily Rees Sah '96
- Michael H. Sargent '81 P'18
- Andrew P. Schwartz '95
- David Spitulnik '76
- Ari B. Worthman '02
- Jenifer Schweitzer Brooks '91, Annual Giving Chair
- Personally engage and solicit 15+ assigned leadership Annual Giving prospects annually
- Thank assigned donors for their contributions
- Welcome new members to The 1833 Society
- Participate in occasional special project and challenge opportunities
- Participate in periodic training activities, conference calls, peer reviews, and other advisory activities
- In reunion years, Leadership Giving Committee Members are encouraged to play an active role on their Reunion Committee
Giving: Leadership Giving Committee Members are required to either have a multi-year pledge for leadership level annual support or to make a leadership level gift or pledge before December 31st every fiscal year to set an example for others.
Time: The expected time commitment is 10 hours per year or less.
Terms: Leadership Giving Committee Members serve for renewable three-year terms.
Parent Leadership Council
The PLC is a leadership level volunteer committee of family members and friends of both current students and alumni who work closely with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Office of Annual Giving.