Parents Fund of Williams College

Parents Fund of Williams College The Parents Fund of Williams College exists to enhance and protect the College’s commitment to the education of promising, talented young people.
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The Parents Fund exists to enhance and protect the College’s commitment to the education of promising, talented young people and their development into thoughtful citizens and effective leaders. 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. Williams’ tuition and fees cover only part of the more than $90,000 annual investment Williams makes in the education of each and every student. Gifts from generations of parents and alumni make up the difference and truly sustain Williams as a world-class liberal arts college. Your own gift benefits your student—and every other Williams student!

The Williams Department of Alumni Relations cordially invites the Class of 2021 Ephs and their families to attend a regi...
07/11/2017

The Williams Department of Alumni Relations cordially invites the Class of 2021 Ephs and their families to attend a regional send-off party in their local area.

These are casual parties where Ephs '21 can meet and mingle with new fellow classmates and their families, current students and alumni.

All send-offs are free of charge. Light fare and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Go to http://williams.imodules.com/sendoffs2017
to find your state, see the details for your send-off and register yourself and any guests you'd like to bring.

Please contact Alumni Relations at [email protected] with any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Williams!

Spring has arrived at last on the Williams campus! As students submit final papers and problem sets, and power through e...
05/18/2017

Spring has arrived at last on the Williams campus! As students submit final papers and problem sets, and power through exams, they are already looking ahead to summer jobs and internships. They have firmed up their living arrangements for the fall, and are counting the days until they scatter for the summer.

In celebration of the graduating Class of 2017, we have received a $75,000 challenge from a P’17 (and soon to be PAL) who has pledged to give $100 for every Parents Fund gift made by May 31 – be it $10, $25, $50, or any amount up to $100…and if your gift is over $100, they’ll match it dollar for dollar until the entire $75,000 challenge amount is unlocked and claimed. That’s right – every gift earns at least $100 for Williams!

Please join us in supporting Williams. It is easy to make your Parent Fund gift. Just click give2.williams.edu/parents-fund
or call the Parents Fund office at (413) 597-4357.

Many thanks to our guests for joining us at the Parents Fund |  Purple Mountain Association reception dinner for donors ...
05/04/2017

Many thanks to our guests for joining us at the Parents Fund | Purple Mountain Association reception dinner for donors at the Stone Hill level and above. Mount Hope | Elm Tree House was the perfect setting for the event that included a very insightful presentation by President Adam Falk.

04/27/2017

We are pleased to announce Sean McGrath’s acceptance of our offer to become our new Director of the Parents Fund beginning July 1, 2017. As Williams’ Associate Director of the Alumni Fund and Director of Athletics Giving, Sean built strong development skills demonstrating the capacities needed to fulfill the Director of the Parents Fund position. In his new role, Sean will also continue to oversee certain key aspects of athletic giving at Williams.

From 2000-2006 Sean was the Assistant Baseball Coach at Williams. He returned to Williams in 2014 after stints at Bennington College, Pine Cobble School and Streetmail.com. Sean is still active in baseball and currently serves as the commissioner of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). Sean played with the New York Mets in the late 90’s.

Spring has sprung and finals are just around the corner.Make a gift in honor of your incredible Eph at give2.williams.ed...
04/13/2017
Give to Williams College

Spring has sprung and finals are just around the corner.

Make a gift in honor of your incredible Eph at give2.williams.edu/parents-fund

Support Williams through the Parents Fund - Be a part of the 200-year-old effort to help cover the complete cost of a Williams education for every accepted student

2017 Williams College Commencement Speakers Announced. http://williamsrecord.com/2017/03/15/college-announces-commenceme...
03/16/2017
College announces commencement speakers, honorary degrees

2017 Williams College Commencement Speakers Announced.

http://williamsrecord.com/2017/03/15/college-announces-commencement-speakers-honorary-degrees/

P.S. Don't forget to check out the online version of the Williams Record regularly. It's a wonderful way to keep up-to-date on campus happenings.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be the speaker for the College’s commencement on June 4. A Nigerian-American writer, Adichie is best known for her works Americanah, We Should All Be Feminists and Dea…

03/08/2017
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Williams College Museum of Art has a new website - check it out!

http://wcma.williams.edu/

WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects.

The snow is melting! 65 degrees is today's forecast for the Purple Valley.
02/23/2017

The snow is melting! 65 degrees is today's forecast for the Purple Valley.

01/30/2017
Response to Executive Order on Immigration – Office of the President

Click below to read President Falk's announcement in response to an executive order on immigration.

http://president.williams.edu/writings/response-to-executive-order-on-immigration/

On Friday President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” It declared numerous changes in American immigration policy, including an immediate 90-day ban on entry into the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Som...

It's EPHPRECIATION! http://www.williams.edu/ephpreciation/Eph Alum (https://www.facebook.com/EphAlum/)will be doing its ...
01/17/2017

It's EPHPRECIATION! http://www.williams.edu/ephpreciation/

Eph Alum (https://www.facebook.com/EphAlum/)
will be doing its first Facebook Live event by streaming the Ephpreciation Jamboree tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 7pm EST.

The student groups in the lineup include: The Accidentals, Dance Dhamaka, Aristocows, Octet, Sankofa, Ephlats, Ritmo Latino, Ephoria, and The Springstreeters.

Jamborees are always an exciting opportunity for Eph spirit to shine. Go Ephs!

Congratulations to Jane Nicholls upon her retirement after 14 years as the Director of the Parents Fund
01/10/2017

Congratulations to Jane Nicholls upon her retirement after 14 years as the Director of the Parents Fund

12/19/2016
Mountains Suite

The Parents Fund of Williams College wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a peaceful 2017. Enjoy a lovely rendition "The Mountains". https://t.co/KXkt8ESzIP

Please see our December 15 posting regarding making your year end gift to Williams.

Happy Holidays and a Healthy 2017! The Williams alma mater song "The Mountains," arranged and performed by Anna DeLoi ’18. Dancers: Panalee (Dew) Maskati ’20...

Seasons Greetings!To conserve resources and promote sustainability, the Parents Fund office will be closed from end of t...
12/15/2016

Seasons Greetings!

To conserve resources and promote sustainability, the Parents Fund office will be closed from end of the day Thursday, December 22, 2016 and reopening on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

If you would like to make a Parents Fund gift before year-end for tax reasons, there are four easy ways to do so:

1.) Give online at http://give2.williams.edu/parents-fund (online credit card gifts should be made before 11:00 PM EST (Eph time) December 31, 2016;
2.) Call the Annual Giving Fund office at 413-597-4153 or email [email protected]williams.edu by 3:00 PM EST on Saturday, December 31, 2016 (staff members will be checking messages remotely during office closure);
3.) Send a fax to 413.597.4036 with your name, your parent class year, gift amount, credit card number and expiration date by 3:00 PM EST on Thursday, December 31, 2016;
4.) Mail a check to Williams College Parents Fund, 75 Park Street, Williamstown, MA 01267. The envelope must be postmarked on or before Saturday, December 31, 2016.

For additional gift instructions during the office shutdown, please visit http://giving.williams.edu/ways-to-give.

Thank you and have a safe and enjoyable holiday season,

Avoid the holiday frenzy and make your Parents Fund gift to Williams today at give2.williams.edu/parents-fundIn order fo...
12/06/2016

Avoid the holiday frenzy and make your Parents Fund gift to Williams today at give2.williams.edu/parents-fund

In order for your online gift to be credited to the current IRS tax year 2016, it must be made by 11:00 p.m. eastern time on December 31, 2016.

Credit card gifts received via mail or phone must be charged to the card on or before December 31, 2016 (regardless of postmark dates). Please keep this in mind when sending your credit card gifts.

Happy Holidays from the Parents Fund

We wish you and your Eph a warm and happy Thanksgiving! We hope your holiday is filled with joy and good cheer. Safe tra...
11/23/2016

We wish you and your Eph a warm and happy Thanksgiving! We hope your holiday is filled with joy and good cheer. Safe travel to all.

"If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.." Mark TwainSaturday, November 19 was a beau...
11/21/2016

"If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.." Mark Twain

Saturday, November 19 was a beautiful clear sunny day | 65 degrees and Sunday, November 20 saw the Berkshires first real snow storm (5-10 inches predicted and a storm warning from Sunday until Monday evening)...

Even though the squirrels have been busy and snow is forecast for next week, it's a beautiful day on campus ... unbeliev...
11/18/2016

Even though the squirrels have been busy and snow is forecast for next week, it's a beautiful day on campus ... unbelievable that Thanksgiving is next week ... safe travels to all.

10/27/2016
Family Days 2016, OCTOBER 28 – 30 | Families

Family Days 2016 at Williams begin tomorrow! The foliage has switched on its autumn colors and the campus is abuzz with excitement anticipating visiting Eph families.
http://families.williams.edu/family-days/

7:30 PM – THE W. ALLISON DAVIS ’24 AND JOHN A. DAVIS ’33 LECTURE, Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center.If you get to campus early, you’re cordially invited to addend The W. Allison Davis 1924 and John A. Davis 1933 Lecture, delivered each year by a scholar whose work concentrates on som...

10/06/2016
Family Days 2016, OCTOBER 28 – 30 | Families

We hope to see you at this year's Family Days at the end of October. If you haven't done so yet, go to the link below for details and calendar of events ... and please remember to register.

http://families.williams.edu/family-days/

7:00 PM – THE W. ALLISON DAVIS ’24 AND JOHN A. DAVIS ’33 LECTURE, Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music CenterIf you get to campus early, you’re cordially invited to addend The W. Allison Davis 1924 and John A. Davis 1933 Lecture. delivered each year by a scholar whose work concentrates on some...

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09/23/2016
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I've been asking around on campus and so far, no one I know has heard about the new opening date of the FAFSA. THIS IS A PROBLEM. So, naturally, I wrote an article about it. It would be really awesome if you guys could share this on your pages and with friends. Let's get the word out there!

It's the first day of autumn!!! The morning air is turning crisp and the leaves are just hinting at the spectacular show...
09/22/2016

It's the first day of autumn!!! The morning air is turning crisp and the leaves are just hinting at the spectacular show promised in late October

The campus' new landscaping is in place and Ephs love it!
09/08/2016

The campus' new landscaping is in place and Ephs love it!

Move-In Day was full of excitement and anticipation ... kudos to JA's, Eph Movers and the wonderful families who stopped...
09/01/2016

Move-In Day was full of excitement and anticipation ... kudos to JA's, Eph Movers and the wonderful families who stopped by the Parents Fund Welcome Tent!

Check out the Parents Fund Final Report 2016
08/11/2016

Check out the Parents Fund Final Report 2016

And the countdown begins ...(Thanks to Sophie '16 our new AG Dev Coordinator for the image)
08/05/2016

And the countdown begins ...
(Thanks to Sophie '16 our new AG Dev Coordinator for the image)

It's a gorgeous Berkshire day!
07/21/2016

It's a gorgeous Berkshire day!

07/14/2016

It's a hot 81 degrees with 61% humidity in Williamstown and not a swimming pool in sight! We've got our fingers-crossed that the predicted storm will come soon ...

07/06/2016

Kudos to Parents Fund donors and committee volunteers! Your efforts and support helped us surpass our fiscal year 2016 goal of $2.1 million!

Our "best buddy", Gator passed on Friday, June 17 and will be dearly missed ... he was an incredible being full of comfo...
06/20/2016

Our "best buddy", Gator passed on Friday, June 17 and will be dearly missed ... he was an incredible being full of comfort, calm and love ... our condolences to Kim and Rori.

It's quiet in Billsville (except for construction noise from the Frosh and Sawyer Quads) ... As a reminder of the beauty...
06/16/2016

It's quiet in Billsville (except for construction noise from the Frosh and Sawyer Quads) ... As a reminder of the beauty of the Berkshires, here are some recent views from Mt. Greylock and blooming flowers ...

06/09/2016
Window on Williams - Summer Construction Preview

Wondered about upcoming construction projects at Williams? Check out the Willinet presentation on Vimeo ...

Jim Kolesar & company deliver an update on Williams College's ongoing construction efforts as they enter the summer of 2016.

The countdown to Commencement 2016 has begun!  Check out Williams' website for details and helpful information for visit...
06/03/2016
For Families | Commencement

The countdown to Commencement 2016 has begun! Check out Williams' website for details and helpful information for visiting families http://commencement.williams.edu/for-families/

Commencement at Williams is a moving and joyous occasion for families as well as for graduating seniors. Here are resources and suggestions to help ensure the experience is comfortable and relaxing, as well as exciting, for all.

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