Fundraising

Alumni and parent volunteers serve as partners with Williams staff members on virtually all philanthropic efforts undertaken at the college.  The success of those efforts is dependent upon the commitment volunteers make to the Alumni Fund, Parents Fund, Planned Giving, and Milestone Reunions (25th and 50th).  Learn more about each program and how you can get involved by clicking on the photos or links below. You can also indicate your interest in volunteering by filling out this form.

Williams Alumni Fund volunteers provide a vital connection between their classmates and the college. Over 1,600 agents help provide news and information about what's happening on campus to those who haven't been back, while raising vitally important unrestricted funds for Williams. Learn more about becoming an Alumni Fund agent.

Since 1821, generous gifts from alumni, parents, and friends have helped to offset the gap between tuition revenues and the cost of providing a Williams education. Each year, parents are invited to honor this philanthropic tradition by making their own gifts to the Parents Fund. About 50 families make the additional donation of their time and serve on the Parents Fund Committee as volunteer fundraisers. Contact the Parents Fund or read the online volunteer manual for more information.

Williams College offers a full range of charitable gift planning services to alumni, parents and friends. Volunteers spread the word to other Ephs about a host of gift options that will allow you and your family to make a difference to present and future Eph generations. Contact the Office of Gift Planning for more information about volunteer opportunities.

Twice in an Eph’s lifetime, alumni undertake an extraordinary effort to bring the class back together to celebrate the 25th and 50th Reunions. These major milestones are associated with additional volunteer opportunities related to fundraising and reconnecting with the class. Learn more about ways to be involved with the 25th reunion, and prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of the 50th reunion.