Record-breaking ‘For Good’ campaign raises $118M

Earlham College has raised $118 million to make exceptional learning opportunities and experiences possible for students so they can change the world — for good.

Built on the contributions of 11,000 alumni donors and friends, For Good: The Campaign of Earlham College is the largest and most successful fundraising effort in the College’s 177-year history. 

“I am grateful for the incredible generosity of the many people who have contributed to this record-breaking campaign,” Earlham President Anne Houtman said. “Together, we are shaping a brighter future for our students and ensuring that our proud legacy of changing the world for good endures.”

Fundraising highlights include:

  • $49.2 million to widen the path to an Earlham education by enhancing recruitment initiatives and expanding endowed scholarships;
  • $12.8 million to enrich the Epic Journey signature student success program by supporting career-discerning experiences such as internships and research experiences and expanding endowed travel funds; and
  • $56 million to endow the Clarence Cunningham Student Emergency Fund and transform the residential experience on College Avenue. This fundraising total also includes the $25 million Lilly Endowment College and Community Collaboration grant designed to support projects that are mutually beneficial to Earlham and its neighbors in Richmond, Indiana.

President Houtman launched the public phase of the campaign in October 2022 during her inauguration, with a goal of raising $85 million to support critical initiatives to support student recruitment and retention. The College debuted new academic majors in engineering and accounting and new concentrations in computer science. The College’s new varsity softball program reached the playoffs in its inaugural season last spring and men’s and women’s golf and tennis resumed play after a short pause.

This year, the College is beginning strategic conversations that will result in a long-term plan to renovate or rebuild student housing on College Avenue.

“The impact of this campaign extends far beyond the impressive dollar amount raised,” said Kim Tanner, vice president of institutional advancement. “It signifies a resounding commitment to ensuring that every student benefits from the best we have to offer.”

Learn more about campaign priorities and impact at earlham.edu/forgood.

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About Earlham College 

Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion foster a collaborative learning community that inspires and motivates students with transformative opportunities and experiences so they can become catalysts for good in a changing world. Located in Richmond, Indiana, Earlham is one of U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 national liberal arts colleges and offers one of the top 20 classroom experiences in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

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