JOIN US IN BUILDING THE
WORLD AS IT COULD BE.
Building on our proud legacy of inclusion, innovative interdisciplinary study and leadership in experiential education, we’re preparing students to imagine, lead and shape the brightest future.
Through teaching, research and dialogue that invites students to engage with such critical issues as climate change, racial inequality and the shifting geopolitical economy, they prepare for lives of personal success and global impact.
You can contribute to their exciting future.
Stay connected to Hobart and William Smith and to one another.
Be part of the Colleges’ future through the Hobart Alumni Association, William Smith Alumnae Association, ALAA, WS@Work, the LGBTQIA+ Alumni Network, the Heron Society and the Statesmen Athletic Association.Show Your Spirit
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WAYS TO GIVE
Online Giving, Planned Giving, Wire Transfers, Appreciated Securities, Matching Gifts: there are many different ways to show your confidence in the Colleges’ future.Make a Difference
ATTEND AN EVENT
We offer dozens of events each year from on-campus gatherings like Reunion and Homecoming & Family Weekend to regional events, lectures, tailgates and virtual webinars.Join the Fun
Have a question about making a gift, an upcoming event or a program at the Colleges? Reach out directly to a member of our Advancement Team.Make a Connection
History Department Aid Facilitating Opportunities
Through their endowment, Dennis and Gina Podlesak P’19 will provide opportunities for faculty and students to pursue their particular passions, through Honors projects, research expenses, travel to conferences and student internships.
Building Community Backing Summer of Service
Thomas J. Patchett ’88, Trustee Dr. Marguerite S. Murphy and Dr. Brian Cooper support Summer of Service projects during 10th anniversary.
Environmental Conservation Backing Midgley Foundation Endows $1 Million Fund
Established in 2021 by the Midgley Foundation with guidance from Eric Lax ’66, L.H.D. ’93, a $1 million endowment fund will support, in perpetuity, summer research focused on understanding environmental threats at the local, national and international levels, and studying how to solve them.
Geoscience Support Microplastics in the Watershed
“Earth Systems Science” sealed the deal. Now, the Kotcher family is giving back to the Colleges through gifts that fund summer science research, field experiences and equipment purchases, with some of the equipment used to explore microplastics in the Seneca Lake watershed.
Student Engagement Engagement, Resilience and Community
“There’s light at the end of the tunnel.” Four alums return to mark Founder’s Day, sharing their career trajectories and insights with students.
Entrepreneurial Challenge Get Motivated
Michael L. Opell ’59 and Ellen Levine Opell ’60’s fundraising challenge supports current and future programs, workshops and student initiatives in entrepreneurship at HWS.