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Earlhamites are at our best when we’re unrestricted.

We put our name on the Earlham Fund because its reach touches every aspect of the academic journey. As an unrestricted fund, the Earlham Fund fills the gap between tuition and endowments. And with a gift to the Earlham Fund, every student undergoes a life-shaping transformation.

What do your gifts to the Earlham Fund support?

  • A talented and diverse student body
  • An inspirational and dedicated faculty
  • Award winning international study programs
  • Faculty/student collaborative research
  • Maintenance and enhancement of a beautiful campus
  • Sustainability initiatives

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Good things come in all sizes.

As a small but mighty campus, Earlham knows that every act of support – great or small – makes the difference. That’s the beauty of the Earlham Fund. Gifts of all sizes and methods help every student on their journey for good.

You could give by…

  • Responding to an email or letter with a gift online or mailed by check
  • Talking with a student fundraiser over the phone, by text, or by video call
  • Planning a special gift in honor of a reunion
  • Honoring a classmate, family member or beloved professor
  • Leveraging a matching gift through their employer
  • Transferring stock(s) to bypass paying capital gains taxes
  • Including the Earlham Fund in your planned giving
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For more information, contact:

Dakota Collins
Director of annual giving

Phone: 765-983-1344
Email: [email protected]

When we come together to give back

Earlham Day

Every year, Earlhamites around the globe gather (in-person and virtually) to celebrate and generously support all things Earlham. During this 27-hour day of giving, we support current students on their journeys for good.

Learn more about Earlham’s largest day of philanthropy ⟶

Birding Big Day

Birding is a longstanding tradition at Earlham. Over 40 years ago, professors Jim Cope and Bill Buskirk started the special event that united their favorite pastime and generously supported Earlham students. Ever since, Birding Big Day has raised over $1,000,000 for the Earlham Fund and shared birding with new generations of Earlhamites. 

Learn more about the annual bird-a-thon ⟶


Join the President’s Circle

Take your generosity to the next level by joining Earlham’s leadership giving society, the President’s Circle, with a gift of $1,500 or more to any fund. Read more about the benefits and impact of the President’s Circle. 


Create an annual scholarship with a gift of $2,500 or more!

Your generosity can directly support students in need. By creating an annual scholarship, you can fund gap aid for students who otherwise may not be able to attend Earlham. You also have the option to name the scholarship in honor of a professor, friend, or loved one. Like all gifts to the Earlham Fund, these scholarship funds are used in the year that they are given, meaning you can have an immediate impact on the life of a student. You will also receive biographical information on the student who receives your scholarship. 


The Center for Digital Philanthropy

Students are at the center of our mission and students are dedicated to helping future generations. Through the Center for Digital Philanthropy, students engage with alumni, parents, and friends to share their stories, update their contact information, and ask for gifts. These students work hard to reach out through phone calls, text messages, emails and video calls. You can request to speak with one of our students at [email protected].