The Annual Fund

At HWS, every gift matters and gifts made to the Annual Fund have the most immediate impact on students. Annual gifts support the Colleges’ budget where funds are most needed and donors are given the opportunity to designate their gifts in several areas.

The Parents Fund

Composed of gifts made by parents of both current and graduate students, the Parents Fund helps Hobart and William Smith provide our students with the means to succeed as well as access to research and internship opportunities.

Reunion Giving

The reunion class gift consists of three parts: participation, the class gift and a single year achievement.  In the few years leading up to a milestone reunion, each alumni and alumnae class sets fundraising goals and works with their classmates to achieve them.

Foundation Giving

By coordinating ongoing relationships with a selected group of foundations, government agencies and corporate funders, the Office of Grants supports faculty research by identifying and helping obtain revenue from external organizations.

Planned Giving

Planned giving assists in meeting personal financial needs, establishing security for loved ones, and providing a gift for the Colleges in an amount that often exceeds expectations.

Naming Opportunities

At HWS there are many ways for donors to leave their mark on the Colleges.
Whether it is capital projects, scholarships, endowments or athletics, donors have the opportunity to place their name, or the name of a loved one, on a facet of the campus that has special meaning to them.


Make a Gift

If you have any questions about giving to the Colleges, or to give to a special designation, please contact Wendy Barnhart at (315) 781-3725 or barnhart@hws.edu

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