Haverford College Receives Significant Seven-Figure Gift From Andy Pleatman '66 For Ethical Leadership Programming
President Daniel H. Weiss announced today the receipt of a significant seven-figure donation to support ethical leadership programming at Haverford. Andy Pleatman '66, a longtime supporter of the College, gave the generous gift as part of Lives that Speak: The Campaign for Haverford, a $225 million campaign that launched in October.
His support underscores Haverford's enduring commitment to developing ethical leadership principles and practices among its students. Guided by its Quaker roots and shaped by a social and academic honor codeâ€”one of the oldest in the U.S.â€” the College offers an academic program that's distinguished for its strong moral and ethical dimensions. The Haverford experience emphasizes the intellectual, reflective, and ethical development of all students, preparing them for the complex challenges they may face while in school and as concerned, engaged global citizens.
The Pleatman gift will enable Haverford to enhance and expand programs that promote ethical leadership, by investing in curricular and co-curricular programs across all departments, internships off campus, and a new faculty position to augment the College's interdisciplinary Peace, Justice, and Human Rights concentration. Haverford will also use discretionary funds from the gift to design bold and innovative new initiatives that encourage ethical leadership and secure Haverford's place as a model and beacon for the development of ethical leaders.
“My greatest personal growth has come when my honor is tested and maintaining integrity requires great sacrifice,” said Pleatman.“The education I received at Haverford guides me through these difficult situations. Honor and attention to the greater good are intrinsic to everything Haverford offers and among its greatest gifts to students. More than ever, the world needs leaders like those that the college produces, and this gift will help it develop more visible programming in ethical leadership.”
Supporting Lives that Speak's goal of educating the whole studentâ€”fostering students' development in ethics, character, and preparation for successâ€”Pleatman's donation comes as the demand grows among Haverford students for increased programming that cultivates ethical leadership and advances peace, justice, and human rights.