Each year, Earlham's senior class — led by a volunteer committee of dedicated students — begins a philanthropic relationship with the College through the Senior Gift program.
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.