Whether you live in Philadelphia, on the West Coast, overseas, or somewhere in between, it's easy—and fun—to stay connected to the 'Ford. Opportunities are available to volunteer for local events and outings, provide career support for students and alumni, nominate your peers for Alumni Awards, support the College financially, and interact with fellow Fords on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Nearly 1,000 alumni help Haverford recruit prospective students, serve as liaisons between the College and their classmates, organize regional Haverford events around the globe, and mentor students and graduates on everything from careers to advanced degrees.
- Alumni Association Executive Committee
- Annual Fund Leadership Committee
- Annual Fund
- Center for Career and Professional Advising
- Class Correspondents
- Event Host
- Regional Volunteer
- Reunion Volunteer
- Young Alumni Advisory Group
Admission volunteers raise the visibility of Haverford and provide important personal contact that prospective students and their parents hope to find throughout the college search process. Responsibilities of admission volunteers include attending college fairs, interviewing prospective students, and contacting admitted students.
Staff ContactAmy Abolafia, Admission Volunteer Coordinator
As a Haverford alumnus/a, you are a member of Haverford's Alumni Association. No membership dues required. The Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) acts as the executive arm of the Association providing leadership and direction regarding alumni affairs. The AAEC consists of a president, vice president, regional and affinity group liaisons, and liaisons to various College departments.Learn more about the Alumni Association Executive Committee
The Annual Fund Leadership Committee (AFLC) consists of a select group of annual giving advocates. As the College’s primary ambassadors for the Annual Fund, members of the AFLC work to strengthen philanthropic relationships between Haverford and its alumni and, in collaboration with the Haverford College staff, are responsible for increasing alumni giving to the Annual Fund.
Sara Goddard, Assistant Director Individual Giving
Annual Fund Volunteers serve as primary liaisons between the College and everyone who identifies with an individual class or affinity group. In collaboration with Haverford College staff, volunteers are responsible for increasing participation in the Annual Fund by cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding classmates and other alumni for gifts.
Classes of 2007-2016: Nicole Howarth, Associate Director, Annual Giving
Classes of 1967-2006: Doug Stuart, Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving
Classes of 1966 and older: Elizabeth Taylor, Jill Sherman Fellow, Annual Giving
CCPA volunteers create important links between Haverford's alumni community and current students seeking career advice and opportunities. As a volunteer, you can:
- Join Haverford's official LinkedIn Career Connections Group
- Sponsor an extern or intern
- Offer informational interviews to current students, or request one with a fellow alumnus/a
- Share career-related advice through the CCPA blog
- Recruit for or find job and internship opportunities via CareerConnect
If you wish to volunteer with the CCPA, please share your areas of interest with us here.
Class correspondents help us keep the Class News section of Haverford magazine robust and relevant by soliciting updates from their classmates three times a year. Class correspondents are a critical link in maintaining the strong sense of community that exists among Haverford alumni and in establishing links with classmates who have lost contact with the College.As a class correspondent, you will be asked to:
- Gather news from your classmates and report it accurately.
- Write three updates per year, gathering the news you’ve solicited.
- Submit your updates in a timely fashion.
- Attempt to make contact with, and solicit news from, every member of your class who appears on the list provided by the College.
Staff ContactEils Lotozo, editor, Haverford magazine
Regional volunteers help to plan happy hours, alumni panels, service projects, athletic events, affinity gatherings, and other alumni activities across the country. Each year, volunteers are active in cities including but not limited to Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. If you're not in one of these cities, we welcome volunteers to plan events in their local areas, and Alumni and Parent Relations will be happy to help get you started.
|Boston||Kate Benanti '98|
|Baltimore||Looking for Volunteers|
|Chicago||Billy Pekin '93|
|New York||Evan LeFlore '06|
|Los Angeles||Looking for Volunteers|
|Philadelphia||Looking for Volunteers|
|San Francisco||Michael Caplan '73|
|Washington, DC||Looking for Volunteers|
Stephanie Reinke, administrative assistant
Reunion volunteers work with a committee of classmates to help to plan and execute successful class reunions during Alumni Weekend. Reunion Planning Committee members participate in conference calls, assist with crafting a communications plan for their class, work with Alumni and Parent Relations to plan class events, and contact classmates to encourage attendance at Alumni Weekend. Reunion Giving Committee members work with College staff to set goals for the Class Gift, develop a solicitation plan, and encourage peers to participate by making a gift to the Annual Fund.
The Young Alumni Advisory Group (YAAG) supports the Alumni and Parent Relations team and the chair of the advisory group in their efforts to create and sustain meaningful relationships with Haverford’s young alumni, defined as graduates of the last decade. The YAAG seeks to support recent graduates with programs, communications and opportunities that are uniquely tailored to strengthen the active involvement of young alumni in support of Haverford College and the Alumni Association. YAAG also builds philanthropic relationships between young alumni and the College—specifically through the Annual Fund. Learn more.