The Campaign for Haverford

A $225 million affirmation of our academic excellence and historical commitment to the value of an ethical life.

Peter Love at chalkboard covered with physics equations.

Curriculum

A $40 million commitment to fulfilling Haverford's promise of a better kind of learning. With your help, we will define three new programs of study.

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Spaces & Places

An investment of $60 million towards modernizing the campus environment while maintaining its heritage. With your help, we will create spaces that promote dynamic new ways of learning.

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Financial Aid

A $40 million commitment to removing barriers to the Haverford experience. With your help, we will ensure that students represent a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

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The Whole Student

A $30 million commitment to putting Haverford values into action. With your help, will will foster students' development in ethics, character, and preparation for success.

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Today & Forever

Ensuring the College's future competitiveness and strength with $55 million in unrestricted funding. With your help, we will be well prepared for unforeseen challenges and new opportunities.

Making a gift to Haverford is easy.

You may make an annual gift or set up a monthly gift for up to 36 months, allowing you to give by paying smaller amounts over time.

Looking for information on stock transfers, matching gifts, bequests, transfers from the United Kingdom, or other ways to give? Look no further!

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The Annual Fund and Parent Fund allow Haverford to meet needs in:

Participation as a donor makes a difference—no matter how much you give:

  • Participation influences foundations and other funders, impacting grant-making decisions.

  • Participation factors into our U.S. News & World Report rankings.

  • Our alumni body is small, so we need more people to give to meet all of the needs that make the Haverford experience life-changing for generations of students.


  The class of '09 at Alumni Weekend, 2014.

Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

No matter how you give, or how much, we thank you.

  • Loyalty

    Honors those who give any amount to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund year in and year out.

  • Legacy

    Honors those who have provided for Haverford through a planned gift.

  • 1833 Society

    Leadership

    Honors those who have made Annual Fund or Parent Fund gifts of $1,833 or more.

The 1833 Society

Commemorating the year in which the College was founded, The 1833 Society honors Haverford's most generous Annual Fund and Parent Fund donors.

Students and young alumni may join at discounted rates and receive Leadership Circle benefits.

  • Lloyd Green $750 (Classes of 2006-2010)
  • Barclay Green $250 (Classes of 2011-2015)
  • Customs Circle $100 (Classes of 2016-2019)

Member benefits are inclusive of those at lower levels:

The Sharpless Society

More than 3,800 devoted alumni, parents, and friends are members of The Sharpless Society.

Membership is automatic for:

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    anyone who has given five or more consecutive years to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund
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    young alumni who graduated less than five years, provided they’ve contributed every year since graduating

Recognition is noted on donor lists, and additional benefits will be announced soon.

More information: Doug Stuart, associate director of annual giving.
(610) 896-2992

Isaac Sharpless

Isaac Sharpless, Haverford College's fourth president (1887–1917).

No matter how you give, or how much, we thank you.

1833 Society

Leadership

Honors those who have made Annual Fund or Parent Fund gifts of $1,833 or more.


Legacy

Honors those who have provided for Haverford through a planned gift.


Loyalty

Honors those who give any amount to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund year in and year out.

The 1833 Society

Commemorating the year in which the College was founded, The 1833 Society honors Haverford's most generous Annual Fund and Parent Fund donors.

Member benefits are inclusive of those at lower levels:

The Sharpless Society

More than 3,800 devoted alumni, parents, and friends are members of The Sharpless Society.

Membership is automatic for:

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    anyone who has given five or more consecutive years to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund
  •  

    young alumni who graduated less than five years, provided they’ve contributed every year since graduating

Recognition is noted on donor lists, and additional benefits will be announced soon.

More information: Doug Stuart, associate director of annual giving.
(610) 896-2992

Endowed Funds

With an endowed fund, you can make a perpetual impact on campus in a way that aligns with your greatest passions and interests at Haverford.

There are many people and programs at the College that will benefit from endowed support, including:

Adam J. Gutstein 1984 Scholar Siobhan R. Hickey '14 at the annual luncheon that brings together scholarship students with scholarship donors.

Financial Aid

Scholarships make Haverford affordable for all academically-qualified students so that those most able to benefit from and contribute to this community may attend, regardless of their ability to pay.

Endowed Scholarships

Nick Kahn '14 spent his summer interning in Paris with publisher Les Humanoïdes Associés.

Experiential Learning

Co-curricular programming—such as internships, community-based learning, and symposia—enriches and complements classroom, lab, and library work, allowing students to take and test what is learned out into the world.

Endowed Internships

Student researchers assist Professor Frances Rose Blase with her chemical research over the summer in the KINSC labs.

Teaching, Scholarship, and Research

Haverford’s exceptional faculty are not just teachers but mentors. Their teaching, curriculum development, advising, collaborative scholarship and research, and campus community involvement is at the core of Haverford’s excellent academic reputation.

Endowed Professorships

These are just a few of the many opportunities for endowment giving. To learn about the full range of options and benefits, please contact Ann West Figueredo '84 at (610) 896-1001.

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    For Seniors

    The Senior Class Gift supports the Annual Fund to ensure current and future Haverfordians are afforded the same opportunities that you experienced during your time on campus. The year-long campaign includes special giving incentives, fun events, and donor benefits.

    Senior Class Gift

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    For Parents

    Parent Programs help you stay connected to the College and your student through special family events, volunteering, career and professional advising, and opportunities for supporting students on campus today.

    Parent Programs

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    Reunion Classes

    The occasion of a reunion is a meaningful time to reflect on the impact Haverford has had in shaping your interests, passions, and friendships. Celebrate your reunion by contributing to your class gift and attending Alumni Weekend.

    Alumni Weekend

Contact Us

Ann West Figueredo '84
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(610) 896-1001 • afiguere@haverford.edu

Global Perspectives

Through five geographically-focused academic programs and extended co-curricular opportunities, students will explore the historical, political, and cultural trends that shape our world.

Social Policy and Public Value

By bolstering our existing programs in Environmental Studies, Health Studies, and Peace, Justice and Human Rights, we will prepare students to work towards a populace—and planet—that is healthy and fair for all.


  Introduction to Health Studies, co-taught by Kaye Edwards, associate professor of independent college programs, and Christopher Roebuck, visiting assistant professor of anthropology.

Photo: Brad Larrison

Visual and Computational Studies

Today, communicating effectively means going beyond the written word. This program will foster the visual literacy needed to convey ideas across media and encourage the use of quantitative analysis in the humanities and social sciences.


  Students take video footage as part of the Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellowship following Assistant Professor of Chemistry Helen White and her students as they research the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Let Your Life
Speak

In a world that never stands still, success belongs to those who can adapt. Your gift will transform academic enrichment at Haverford. Please make a gift to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund for academic enrichment, or contact us about ways to directly support our new initiatives.

Ann West Figueredo '84
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(610) 896-1001 • afiguere@haverford.edu

Magill Library

The planned transformation of Magill Library will emphasize the creation of new spaces that enable students to connect with information—and each other. Magill will offer an array of new digital resources and tools while maintaining and enhancing access to our unique collection of physical artifacts.

  • Special Collections
  • 24-hour café
  • Digital Scholarship Commons
  • Founders Green façade

Old Gym

A completely reimagined Old Gym will become a hub for visual culture, arts, and media, bringing cutting-edge technology together with creative new ways of learning.

Roberts Hall

An enlarged and reconfigured Roberts Hall will support the College's robust musical activity with new spaces for music learning and performance.

  • Atrium lobby & lounge.
  • Recital & rehearsal hall.
  • A model of Phase 1 of construction.
  • Music cross-section.

Sharpless Hall

Long-overdue infrastructure updates, as well as new spaces designed for collaborative learning and investigation, will create new opportunities in the fields of biology and psychology.

  • Faculty & Student Interaction
  • Upgrading science facilities.

Let Your Life
Speak

The time of scholarship being confined to the walls of a lecture hall is long past. Your support will enable us to create spaces that promote dynamic new ways of learning. Please make a gift to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund for campus and facilities, or contact us about ways to directly support our plans for the Library, Old Gym, Roberts Hall, and Sharpless Hall.

Ann West Figueredo '84
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(610) 896-1001 • afiguere@haverford.edu

Our existing commitments have succeeded in making a Haverford education accessible to many worthy scholars (without placing them deeply in debt)–but without additional funds earmarked for financial aid, these successes may not be sustainable in the future.

  • Chloe Lindeman ’17

    Physics major, music minor, Martin Norr 1930 Scholar

    "I was raised Quaker and have loved attending meetings and participating in various Quaker-related activities at Haverford. Last spring I went to Washington, DC for the annual Friends Committee on National Legislation Spring Lobby Weekend."
  • Ann-Victoria Isaac '18

    Undeclared major, Quinlan-Newshel Family Scholar

    "When I came to the U.S. from Haiti, I knew the career goals that I wanted to accomplish here in the States, but I was also aware of the financial barriers. I am so thankful that I’m able to get a great education at Haverford. I plan to become an anesthesiologist."
  • Jonathan Yellets ’16

    Religion major, health studies minor, Calvin Gooding 1984 Scholar

    "I conducted research for a project that explores womanist methods of care in the Black Church for those living with HIV/AIDS. I’m pursuing a career in medicine, public health, or health administration."
  • Damon Motz-Storey '16

    Mathematics major, William W. Ambler 1945 Memorial Scholar

    "Without my scholarship, there is no way that I could be pursuing this education in a setting that nurtures my passions and goals, and helps me to attain them. Haverford has drastically changed my life for the better."

Growth in Financial Aid Expenses Since 2006. (Median award in 2014–15: $44,867)

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Includes actual and projected figures. Source: Haverford College Business Office.

Your support will bolster the funding of new, endowed scholarships that will ensure that the Haverford vision of inclusiveness and freedom from financial worry will endure for generations to come. In doing so, more funds from tuition and annual giving will be freed for other pressing needs at the College.

Let Your Life
Speak

Our values demand that we provide access to a Haverford education to all who are academically qualified, regardless of their ability to pay. Your gift will preserve need-blind admission and reduce the debt burden on students and their families. Please make a gift to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund for financial aid, or contact us about creating an endowed scholarship fund.

Ann West Figueredo '84
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(610) 896-1001 • afiguere@haverford.edu

The Office of Academic Resources (OAR) and Writing Center

The OAR and Writing Center offer workshops, individualized coaching sessions, and other resources to help every student enhance scholarly success.

Photo: Brad Larrison

The Chesick Scholars Program.

This unique program allows a small group of exceptional first-year students from under-represented or under-resourced first-generation, backgrounds to get a head start on their transition to college life by pursuing research projects and developing intensive one-on-one relationships with faculty mentors within a supportive community of scholars.


 The 2014 Chesick Scholars

The Center for Career and Professional Advising

Since its introduction in 2013, the CCPA has helped students think strategically about their post-college lives and careers through workshops, guidance on self-presentation skills, and the encouragement of enriching experiences.


 Jim Wiltsee '09 and Arman Terzian '14 give a talk on case study prep for interviews with consulting firms.

Ethical Leadership

Promoting strong ethics and leadership skills has always been part of the Haverford mission, but we seek to create new programs and integrate some of the College-wide training initiatives under a common framework to make these opportunities more accessible to the student body.

Let Your Life
Speak

Educating the intellect is simply not enough. Your gift will help ensure Haverford students develop their character while realizing their potential. Please make a gift to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund for academic enrichment or student life, or contact us about creating an endowed fund to support OAR, the Writing Center, Chesick Scholars, CCPA, and leadership programming.

Ann West Figueredo '84
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(610) 896-1001 • afiguere@haverford.edu

Endowment

An unrestricted endowment ($20,000,000) will provide a permanent financial base to enable Haverford to recruit and retain top faculty, meet financial aid goals, continuously upgrade technology, innovate curricula, and limit tuition increases.

Haverford's Endowment per Student Compared to Peers

FY 2013; Council for Aid to Education, Voluntary Support of Education Survey

Although the quality of our education remains competitive with many larger institutions, on a per-student basis, Haverford has less to spend than our peers. Our two-fold plan will help to ensure that our successors can lead an institution as strong as Haverford is today.

Annual Giving

Annual Giving ($35,000,000) comes to us through the Annual Fund and its subset, the Parent Fund. By providing budget-relieving support of day-to-day, semester-by-semester expenses, they allow the College to be flexible, responsive, and innovative. The Annual Fund and Parent Fund also support all of the other Campaign goals by providing necessary funding to academic enrichment and the facilities that support it, financial aid, and programs that educate the whole student.

Gifts from members of The 1833 Society make up the majority of annual gifts; however, that funding has remained relatively flat even as membership has grown. For Lives That Speak to succeed, our most generous donors must stretch to new levels of giving.

Source: Office of Annual Giving

  •   1833 Society Membership
  •   1833 Society Contributions as a Percent of Total Annual Giving

Sustaining the Promise

A recently-drafted long-term financial plan, vetted by the campus community and endorsed by the Board of Managers, will guide us in stewarding the financial resources entrusted to us by friends like you. We will:

  • Sustain Haverford’s standing as a leading liberal arts institution.
  • Require that annual revenue be equal to or greater than annual expense.
  • Maintain competitive levels of student charges and preserve financial aid.
  • Manage enrollment levels mindful of limitations imposed by our capacity.
  • Provide sustainable endowment income mindful of the spending rate.
  • Maintain an endowment return in excess of spending and inflation.
  • Invest in the physical plant and technology infrastructure.

All of these strategic objectives will benefit from greater unrestricted support—both annual and endowed.

Let Your Life
Speak

In an unpredictable funding landscape, it is more important than ever that Haverford maintain a strong financial footing. Your gift will help secure Haverford’s future and continued success year in and year out. Please make a gift to the Annual Fund or Parent Fund for greatest need, join The 1833 Society, or contact us about creating an endowed fund to create a perpetual legacy of support.

Ann West Figueredo '84
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(610) 896-1001 • afiguere@haverford.edu