Celebrate Service

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Forty years ago, the Eighth Dimension (8D) was founded by a group of students, faculty, and staff to integrate service and experiential learning into Haverford’s curricula and culture. 8D emphasizes the vitality of public service at Haverford and the College’s commitment to activism.

Not long after 8D was established, Marilou Allen joined Haverford’s staff as the director. She served for 34 years, and retired in 2015 having connected thousands of Fords with meaningful community service activities. She also helped establish the College’s  Women*s Center and helped launch Serendipity Day Camp, the affordable summer camp held on campus to this day.

Marilou passed away last December, leaving an incomparable legacy of service—through both her own impact, and that of the Haverfordians who learned from her guidance and example.

To honor her memory and reaffirm our commitment to service and activism, 8D will be renamed the Marilou Allen Office of Service and Community Collaboration. With your support, Haverford will build on this tradition of collaboration between the students and the communities who are served.



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Michael A Nixon
Andrew Frishkoff & Lise Carlsten
Linda Michelle Jackson
Cindy Howes
Richard Rosenthal
Thien Le
Renee, Natalie,& Arianna Crawley
Craig Waltman
Jonathan Williams
Children of Mary Lou Allen
Sharon, Randy, Jessica and Bud
Caroline A Sykes-Lorenz
Alyce Moses Ellis
Ann C Brown
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Dr. Tamia A Harris-Tryon
Hope Wilson
Robert P Yim
Paige Britton
Megan Fitch
Daniel Logan
Noah Leavitt
Jason McGraw & Elliot Rabinowitz
Alix Joseph
Jason Abrams
Charlene Childs
Erin Herward Thurston & Adam Thurston
Michael Dean
Robert Elwood and Emily Weisgrau & Robert Elwood and Emily Weisgrau
Craig Dorfman
Christine Bush
Raquel Esteves-Joyce

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