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President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is Earlham’s leadership donor society for those who give $1,500 or more annually, allowing students of all backgrounds to pursue lives for good.

Each year, President’s Circle members contribute two-thirds of all gifts received by the Earlham Fund, supporting the immediate and ongoing needs of the College and empowering students for their future.

You can make an impact

For our students and the ever-changing world around them, an Earlham education has never been so relevant, important or needed. When members of the President’s Circle decide to invest in Earlham students, they are investing in:

  • An education that brings intentional global influences to the forefront, allowing students to develop the framework to understand life’s complexities from a variety of perspectives.
  • A system in which expert faculty and staff help students find their true potential and forge a path toward a rewarding life and a future that leaves the world around them a better place.
  • The power of a community built on purpose; pushing for active change based on our Principles and Practices
  • Rigorous academics that challenge and support students in equal measure.

A more personal connection

At the core of Earlham is a dedication to developing impactful and meaningful relationships, including with our most generous supporters. That’s why each President’s Circle member has a personal liaison dedicated to fostering your relationship with Earlham.

Your liaison will be available for all your questions and will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your interests in the College. They will reach out to you twice a year with an update about Earlham or from College leadership.


Meet your liaisons

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Kim Tanner

Vice president for institutional advancement

Phone: 765-983-1631
Email: [email protected]

Gail Connerly

Gail Connerly

Assistant vice president for development

Phone: 765-983-1439
Email: [email protected]

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Stan Hill

Development officer

Phone: 765-983-1380
Email: [email protected]

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Danna O’Connell

Development officer

Phone: 765-983-1622
Email: [email protected]

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Dakota Collins

Director of annual giving and community relations

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

You are invited to special events

As a members of the President’s Circle, you are regularly invited to special events to connect with other donors, Earlham Faculty, President Anne Houtman and other members of College leadership. These may include both in-person and virtual events.

Recent events:

  • “America’s Broken Election System: How Rural Bias and Rising Polarization Explain the 2020 Contest” with EC Professor Thor Hogan and Legislative Assistant David Schutt `14.
  • Heart(h)side Chat with President Anne Houtman for all alumni, parents and friends.

Annual scholarships

To find success, students need a network of support that encourages them to pursue their educational goals. You can be a critical part of that network with a gift of $2,500 or more toward an annual scholarship.

Learn more about the annual scholarships →