Giving Advocates

When you become a Haverford Giving Advocate, you join a committed network of alumni, parents, and friends to help spread the word about why supporting Haverford is so important.

Strong participation from alumni and leadership gifts from members of The 1833 Society are key indicators of Haverford’s vitality. Annual giving to Haverford provides budget-relieving support for financial aid, academic life and the facilities that support it, and programs that enrich the experience of every student—like the CCPA, the OAR, and Athletics.

Giving Advocates are provided the tools and training they need to encourage their peers to support Haverford, thank them for their generosity, and foster an active connection with today’s thriving Haverford community.

Whether your primary connection to Haverford is with your class, an affinity group, or as parents, there is a Giving Advocate role for you.

Annual Giving Steering Committee (AGSC)

The AGSC is responsible for leading comprehensive advocacy efforts, which strengthen the philanthropic relationships between Haverford and its alumni, parents, and friends through peer-to-peer outreach. The Annual Giving Chair oversees these efforts along with six vice chairs, each dedicated to setting and achieving program-specific goals in partnership with a network of Giving Advocates.

The AGSC is comprised of the following volunteer groups:

Giving Advocates

Any member of the Haverford community can be a Giving Advocate.

Giving Advocates:

  • Lead by example by making their own gift or pledge in the fall
  • Ask for annual gifts through their class and/or affinity networks (5-10 assignments/year)
  • Thank donors for their generosity
  • Other assignments based on volunteer interest and capacity
  • Get Haverford swag

Types of Giving Advocates:


Check out Haverford’s active Affinity Groups and let us know if you’d like to support outreach efforts by completing the Volunteer Interest Form.


You don’t have to be in a reunion year to be an advocate! Class Giving Advocates are leaders within their class who lead by making Haverford a philanthropic priority every year and encourage their classmates (and near-classmates) to do the same. Tell us you’re interested by by completing the Volunteer Interest Form.


Reunion Giving Chairs and Advocates partner with College staff to set Reunion fundraising goals, develop a solicitation plan, and ask their peers to support the Class Gift and meet Reunion Challenges. For more information or to sign up, visit your Reunion Class Page.

Young Alumni

Alumni in the first decade since graduation are encouraged to contact Kate Hunsberger, Associate Director of Annual Giving, to learn more about becoming a Young Alumni Giving Advocate.

Leadership Giving Committee

Leadership Giving Committee (LGC) members are experienced philanthropic advocates for Haverford College who are charged with cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding alumni capable of making gifts qualifying for membership in The 1833 Society.

Learn more about the Leadership Giving Committee.

Parent Leadership Council

Parent Leadership Council (PLC) members are engaged participants in the Haverford parent community, attend two meetings per year, volunteer in parent outreach activities, and make a leadership gift to the College every year. The PLC’s Parent Giving Committee plays a vital role by reaching out to the parent community to invite them to support the College. It's a wonderful way for volunteers to share their commitment and enthusiasm for the College while getting to know other Haverford families.

Learn more about the Parent Leadership Council.

Did You Know?

  • Haverford operates on a fiscal year cycle (July 1-June 30) that closely aligns with the academic year.
  • The Average Giving Advocate spends less than 5 hours per year on outreach.