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With Gratitude

In late March, Swarthmore publicly launched the Changing Lives, Changing the World campaign, announcing $253 million already committed toward a goal of $450 million by June 30, 2020. Our campaign is an opportunity for alumni, families, and friends to express joyfully their support for the mission of the College and propel Swarthmore forward in its distinguished history.

As of June 30, commitments totaled $267 million, or roughly 60 percent of the goal, in support of the campaign’s four priorities: enhancing our social impact, connecting the liberal arts, building an inclusive community (this Bulletin’s theme), and creating vital spaces.

The majority of donors—including 52 percent of alumni—gave through The Swarthmore Fund. The overwhelming success of The 1864 Challenge (1,864 donors in 1,864 minutes) contributed significantly to the increase in participation.

In total, more than 9,000 alumni, faculty, students, and friends made a gift to Swarthmore in 2016–17, and we are most grateful. Thank you, and please join us in continuing to change lives and change the world.

—EMILY WEISGRAU, director of advancement communications