Types of Gifts

The Earlham Fund


Your contributions to the Earlham Fund allow the College to apply your gift immediately to the areas of greatest need. They enable us to:

  • Immediately impact students through support of faculty projects and initiatives
  • Bridge the gap between annual tuition and the actual costs of providing a top liberal arts education

Impact of Earlham Fund

Endowed Gifts

An endowed gift is an investment in the future strength and success of Earlham — a gift that the College holds in perpetuity. The goal is to ensure that the principal maintains its value over time. Thus, a donor who creates an endowed gift today can be confident that it will grow and continue to support Earlham in the years to come.

Endowed gifts allow friends to:

  • Give generously while uniquely expressing causes or priorities that matter most
  • Ensure financial security for future generations of Earlhamites

Naming Opportunities


Earlham strives to make its high-quality education accessible to students regardless of their present family income. Earlham provides two types of scholarship opportunities:

  • Annual scholarship: A minimum gift of $2,500 for a deserving student in a single year

  • Endowed scholarship: A minimum gift of $50,000 where the fund's income is awarded to a student, but the principal gift is never spent

Bequests & Planned Gifts

Planned giving or bequests are another valuable way to make a gift Earlham. Including the college in your will, as a designation of life insurance or retirement plans, or through a life income arrangement such as a gift annuity or trust can have a lasting impact on Earlham’s future while often simultaneously meeting personal financial goals and objectives.

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Honorary & Memorial Gifts

Celebrate friends and family, both past and living, with a contribution to Earlham in their honor.

Gifts can be made to the Earlham Fund to support the College's overall mission. Donors can also direct their gift to specific purposes depending on the amount and approval of the College.

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Senior Gift

Each year the senior class presents the College with a special gift. In years' past such gifts have funded renewable energy projects, student/faculty collaborative research, scholarships and emergency funds. These contributions mark the start of a personal connection and commitment to Earlham, and become a lifelong symbol of pride and tradition.

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