Haverford College has announced a seven-figure gift from an anonymous donor in support of scholarships, presidential initiatives, and efforts to reduce the school's climate footprint.
The gift, the second from the same donor to the $225 million Lives That Speak: the Campaign for Haverford, will fund three scholarships to help support the college's promise to provide financial aid to all academically qualified students with demonstrated financial need. The gift also will allow Haverford president Kim Benston to apply funds toward longer-term strategic initiatives such as enhancing the multicultural climate on campus and various sustainability initiatives, including the continued development of the campus as a "living laboratory" and various forms of community engagement around greenhouse gas mitigation.
"We recognize that faculty and staff time is precious, and we must be mindful when building programs that they require long-term labor, creativity, and oversight," said Benston. "We must keep Haverford affordable to students and families so they do not mortgage their futures in order to receive a great education. All we do for Haverford today must make us a stronger learning community tomorrow, a community even better able to play a productive role in society."