Scarlet Sages

The 50+ Club

The Scarlet Sages are all Haverford College alumni who have celebrated their 50th Reunion. The group was started by Mather Lippincott '43.

The Scarlet Sages exist to enjoy the good life begun at Haverford, and shall join with classmates and Sages from neighboring institutions to further this pursuit of happiness.

The Scarlet Sages, along with the Bryn Mawr Golden Sages, and Swarthmore Garnet Sages plan trips throughout the year, typically in the Philadelphia region. Past events have included museum trips, lectures, and musical performances. For information on upcoming Scarlet Sages events, contact Liz Campbell, Scarlet Sages Coordinator, at (610)896-1189, or

Upcoming Sages Events

Potomac, MD

The Haverford College Scarlet Sages
Invite you to experience the art, architecture, and landscape of Glenstone Museum

Thursday, October 17, 2019

12100 Glen Road - Potomac, MD 20854

Join Fellow Sages from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore for a rare opportunity to tour the private estate and collections at Glenstone Museum. Glenstone is a private contemporary art museum that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment. Guided by the personal vision of its founders, Glenstone assembles post-World War II artworks of the highest quality that trace the greatest historical shifts in the way we experience and understand art of the 20th and 21st centuries. This is a self-guided tour; knowledgeable guides positioned throughout the museum will help facilitate the experience.

Attendees will gather at the Arrival Hall at 10:00 a.m. (see attached map) where you will be greeted and checked in. We will begin to walk through the museum buildings and grounds at this time. Independent exploration is encouraged. A reservation has been made for our group at the on-site café at 11:30 a.m. Guests are responsible for their own meal costs and cash is not accepted, only credit/debit card. Anyone interested may continue to view the collection after lunch, the only requirement being that guests depart by 5:00 p.m. (closing). When parking, tell the attendant you are with Haverford College and you will be waived in.

Please note, for accessibility purposes, there is limited seating in the museum. Wheelchairs are available upon request on a first come, first served basis. To fully experience Glenstone, visitors should be prepared to spend considerable time on foot, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The first of the Museum buildings is a seven-minute walk from the Arrival Hall.

Space for this tour is limited. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required by Thursday, October 10. Contact Liz Campbell with questions by phone at (610) 896-1189 or email


*While this event is scheduled by the Scarlet Sages, all members of the Haverford (and Tri-Co) community are welcome to attend.

Join us!

If you would like to be more actively involved and join the Scarlet Sages Planning Committee, which meets several times a year on Haverford’s campus and can also be joined by conference call, please let us know. We also invite you to offer suggestions for future activities or events.

For more information, or to submit ideas, please contact Liz Campbell at the College. She can be reached at or (610) 896-1189.

Many thanks for your past interest, participation, and support. We look forward to seeing you at future events.

Planning Committee:

Dan Fascione ’53, President
Philip Hawkins ’65
Bill Kaye ’54
Jim Lee ’59
Rod Rothermel ’54
Fred Sanford ’62
Don Scholl ’59
Tom Souders ’61

Highlights from Past Events:

Don Scholl, Haverford Class of 1959, leads discussion in the book bindery on the grounds of the Historic Sugartown Village.

D.C. Sages enjoy a performance and talk-back session with cast members of The Velocity of Autumn at the Arena Stage.

David'65 & Barbara Fraser stand by one of the many textiles on exhibit at the
Perelman Museum of Art.

Haverford Glee Club - 1959:

Looking to relive some Haverford memories? Listen to a choral concert from the 1959 Haverford Glee Club, conducted by Charles Ludington. Haverford College songs begin at 38:20 minutes.

2018/2019 Photos and Event Highlights:

On December 5, 2018, local Golden and Scarlet Sages gathered in Bryn Athyn, PA, for a tour of the Glen Cairn Museum followed by a Bryn Athyn Cathedral tour, led by John Acton '50.

On January 27, 2019, Scarlet Sages and members of the local community in Naples, FL, gathered to hear an update on the state of the College at the home of Jim '60 and Barbara Howard.

On March 2, 2019, Scarlet and Golden Sages, and members of the Haverford community, toured the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and then gathered for cocktails at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco.