The 1864 Society
The 1864 Society, named for the year Swarthmore College was founded, celebrates the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends who have supported the College at a leadership level each year. Their generous gifts make it possible for current and future generations of students to become true world citizens, benefiting from the intellectual rigor and creativity that are distinguishing hallmarks of the Swarthmore experience.
The mission of The 1864 Society at Swarthmore College is to:
- Promote active interest and participation in College affairs among alumni, parents, and friends
- Encourage an exemplary standard of giving in support of the College
- Provide an opportunity for members to meet with College representatives and leadership and to discuss plans and objectives for Swarthmore.
Philanthropic support from members of The 1864 Society resonates across all disciplines and throughout the campus in ways that benefit every student and faculty member. Gifts at every level of The 1864 Society underwrite an exceptional liberal arts education that prepares Swarthmore graduates to live out their passions and improve the world with their applied knowledge.
The 1864 Society recognizes cumulative gifts to any Swarthmore designation during the fiscal year, and donors will automatically be enrolled at the levels listed below:
|1864 Society Membership Levels|
|Parrish Pillars||$100,000 and above|
|Magill League||$50,000 to $99,999|
|Michener Society||$25,000 to $49,999|
|McCabe Council||$10,000 to $24,999|
|Trotter Partnership||$5,000 to $9,999|
|Garnet Leaders||$3,500 to $4,999|
|Founders Circle||$1,864 to $3,499|
The Adirondack Associates is the leadership-level giving society for those who have graduated within the last 14 years.
|Adirondack Associates Membership Levels|