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“Our ability to live into our mission is not accidental. It is the result of intentional planning, thoughtful stewardship, and the generosity of our donor community.”

–President Valerie Smith

Thanks to the generosity of the donors who care about making a Swarthmore education accessible, I have the opportunity to change my future.

Mwangangi Kalii ’23

Why Giving Matters

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    Swarthmore is one of only 11 colleges and universities in the nation to both admit students without consideration of their ability to pay and meet 100% of a family's determined need without loans.

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    Tuition only covers 70% of the total cost of educating one student.

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    The total amount contributed by donors who made a gift of $100 or less during the 2018–19 fiscal year.

Thank You

We are deeply grateful to the 22,818 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, friends, and organizations who contributed more than $440 million to Swarthmore College's Changing Lives, Changing the World campaign. Your generosity transformed Swarthmore by connecting the liberal arts, building an inclusive community, enhancing our social impact, and creating vital spaces.