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All-Class Gift

Each year, Earlhamites from all classes band together to support future Earlham students – and to give thanks for the many opportunities their Earlham education has provided for them. The All-Class Gift Committee is a group of undergraduate students who spearhead the annual fundraising effort and plan events and promotions for support of the All-Class Gift.

2019 All-Class Gift Committee - Who should apply?

The All-Class Gift Committee is responsible for educating Earlham students about the importance of philanthropy at Earlham College and raising a record number of All-Class Gift donors by June 30, 2019. Candidates must be passionate about Earlham, motivated to make a difference, and comfortable with flexing their communication skills. (No prior fundraising experience is required!)

Committee leadership is comprised of rising leaders at Earlham College. Students in all four classes are more than welcome to apply to join. The Committee will meet bi-weekly to work on various projects. The application can be found here and submissions are due by September 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Benefits of Joining:

  • Raising funds to make a lasting impact on future Earlhamites
  • Resume building & networking with students, staff, and alumni
  • Public speaking opportunities
  • Plenty of free food & Earlham swag

Previous years:

All Class Gift 2018

The 2018 All-Class Gift Committee worked to raise funds in support the International Student Relief Fund. This fund was created to support students from disadvantaged regions of the world with college expenses, including but not limited to books, room and board, tuition and airfare.

The 2018 All-Class Gift Committee included: Meredith Beed `18, Jane Tierney `18, Edward Herrera `20, and Kathryn Hulleman `21.

The 2017 All Class Gift Committee worked to raise funds in support of scholarships and the International Student Relief Fund. The International Student Relief Fund supports students who may be unable to return home due to recent travel bans and may need help with room, board other unexpected expenses.

The All Class Gift Committee surpassed its goal of $10,000 and wrapped up the year with $13,013.25 that will benefit scholarships and diversity training on campus. The hard work and dedication of the committee members was outstanding and will leave a lasting impression on Earlham’s Campus.

Committee members were: Hope Steiner `16, Justyna Gawel `16, Kedar Bullock `16, Chloe Halsted `18, Miranda Davis `17, Alandra Douglas `17, Katherine Sorrows `17, Elisabeth Sorrows `17, Ronke Abodunrin `17, Gabby Chacon `19 and Erik Seketal `19.

The Class of 2015 Senior Gift Committee raised $10,167.68 for Sexual Violence Awareness and Campus Enhancements. Sexual Violence Awareness was a passion of Lenore Edwards, an Earlham student who tragically passed away in November 2012.  This gift was made in her honor.

Committee members included: Bailey Heinzen, Tara Burns, Grace Braden, Mitch Mackiw, Sydney McBride, Ryan Acosta, Kat Beidler, Andrew Hood, Betty Alemu and Katy Simon.

The Class of 2014 raised funds to benefit Student Scholarships and support Sustainability at Earlham. Members of the committee were: Emilia Asante, Diana Ainembabazi, Colby Henderlite, Taylor Jeromos, Kavi Ramburn, Kazondra Ramos, and Serena Wong.

The Class of 2013 raised $8,999.32 for a May Term scholarship and to install a digital event screen in Runyan Center. Members of the 2013 Committee are: Lynne Francis, Chancellor Milligan, Ikumi Doucette, Jordan Cerna, Alma Gracic, and Lily Cuellar.

The Class of 2012 contributed $13,278.87 towards a meditation space that will be located in the garden near the new Visual and Performing Art Center. In addition, the funds raised support multiple annual scholarships for a rising senior in financial need who has demonstrated a commitment to the values of peace and justice. The gift will be in memory of their friends Mark Christianson and Pema Norbu, who passed away the summer of 2011.

The Class of 2011 contributed $9,562 to the construction of new Fine Art and Science buildings to convey Earlham’s programmatic strength in both areas to prospective students, campus visitors and the public.

The Class of 2010 raised $8,886 to construct a new wind turbine as part of ongoing Wind and Solar Renewable Energy Projects at Miller Farm. Also, a bench on campus was named in the class's honor to match the 100-year-old bench from the class of 1910. 59% of the class participated.

The Class of 2009 gave $10,413 to Wind and Solar Renewable Energy Projects at Miller Farm. In addition to reducing Earlham’s carbon footprint, the Farm was able to purchase a bike and trailer to collect food scraps to compost. 52% of the class participated.

The Class of 2008 contributed $9,414 for Student/Faculty Collaborative Research in Memory of Professor of History Bob Southard.


For more information on the All Class Gift...


Sarah Ramos
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
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