The Swarthmore Fund: Parents Giving

Parent support helps Swarthmore bridge the gap between our tuition and endowment revenues and the complete cost of educating our sons and daughters-annually, about $30,000 more than what we pay in tuition, room and board. During the past year, more than 1,100 families affirmed their confidence in Swarthmore by making a gift.

Every gift supports the extraordinary educational experience available to all students-and our endorsement of our sons' and daughters' education signals to foundations, Swarthmore alumni, and other parents that Swarthmore deserves their support as well.

The Swarthmore Fund is a collection of hundreds of contributions, ranging from less than $100 to $50,000. Together our gifts have a significant impact on the quality of academic, student, and residential life. Participation is the cornerstone of the Swarthmore Fund and the College.

We invite you to support The Swarthmore Fund and thank you for your generosity. Families who contribute $1864 or more are recognized as leadership level donors in The 1864 Society.

Make Your Gift Online or make a credit card gift by calling (800) 660-9714. Please note that the College operates on a fiscal year spanning from July 1- June 30. We ask that all gifts and pledges be fulfilled by June 30 to be included in that fiscal year. Interested in learning about gift annuities, trusts, bequests, or other planned giving options? Call 610-328-8323 or visit the Gift Planning site.

If you have questions about The Swarthmore Fund, please contact Lisa K. Shafer, director, at 610-328-8009.

If you are interested in joining the Parents Council, please contact Ali Craig, associate director, leadership giving, at 610-957-6220.