As we enter the final weeks of the "Educating to Lead, Educating to Serve" campaign, I am writing to all Committee of One Hundred members to thank you for the leadership role you have played in this effort. When we envisioned the Committee initially, we considered that perhaps membership would number one hundred sturdy friends who made six figure or higher gifts; today, we are nearly two hundred strong!
With your support, we have successfully completed the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, have begun construction on the Douglas B. Gardner Athletic Center, created the Peace and Global Citizenship Center and the Hurford Humanities Center, offered new scholarships to students, and doubled the dollars given to the annual fund, with participation at record levels.
Today, verbal commitments place us within $5 to 7 million dollars of our goal. I know that all of you have stretched significantly and have responded with deep generosity when asked to support Haverford. Mindful of this, but confident that you will understand, I seek your assistance and ask you to consider helping us meet the critical $200 million goal by June 30.
As you know, there are various ways to give and flexible opportunities for pledge payments. Estate notes that commit bequest intentions and gifts of tangible personal property such as art or real estate also count toward the campaign goal. If there is any way that you can help at this time, please go to the Haverford website or contact Jill Sherman, Diane Wilder, Steve Kavanaugh, or me. All of us can offer help as you consider a final gift to this campaign.
Please remember all gifts and pledges will be matched one-to-one by the Board Challenge Fund.
We are SO close to the finish line. Let's cross it together...and celebrate our achievements soon thereafter!
With sincere appreciation,
Final Push for 2003-04 Annual Fund
There are fewer than 10 days remaining to make your gift to the Haverford Fund during fiscal year 2003-04. Please remember that each gift helps our overall annual giving participation percentage and all gifts and pledges will be matched by the Board of Managers through the Board Challenge Fund.
All gifts and pledges made by June 30, 2004, will count toward the $200 million “Educating to Lead, Educating to Serve” goal.