Day of Caring

1,122
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112% of 1,000 Donor goal
$881,518
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1999 matched $21,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1999 matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 matched $150,000
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An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 gave $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 gave $50,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 gave $75,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 gave $90,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 gave $100,000
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About Day of Caring 2021

Welcome to our second Swarthmore Day of Caring! Between June 8–10, from noon to noon ET, the Swarthmore community will come together to demonstrate our support and compassion for one another. We invite you to make a gift in honor of someone at Swarthmore who made a difference in your life. 

By making a Day of Caring gift, you’re joining hundreds of other alumni, parents, students, and friends in celebration of our collective resilience during a year unlike any other. 

Plus, your gift will help release $350,000 in challenge funds thanks to a generous Class of 1979 alum.

To increase your impact on current and future Swarthmore students, join the Sustainers’ Circle. If you set up a monthly git of $5 or more, you'll receive a Swarthmore silicone tumbler — perfect for your year-round outdoor gatherings.


When we launched the first Day of Caring last summer, our world faced a historic convergence of crises. It felt critical in that moment to draw on our extended community’s compassion and rise to the challenges ahead. A year later, those challenges are still with us and we have yet to find our new normal. But Swarthmore students continue their pursuit of truth, knowledge, transformation, and social justice. While countless uncertainties remain ahead of us, you can be certain that a Swarthmore education remains accessible, inclusive, and extraordinary regardless of what comes next. 


The $350,000 Day of Caring Challenge will support the following two initiatives:

  • Swarthmore Summer Scholars (S³P) Endowment This fund ensures that S³P will continue to support 16 students each year who are first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Summer Scholars learn to be academically successful in challenging, college-level classes while building relationships with professors and classmates before the full pressure of the academic year.
  • Dining and Community Commons Inclusive social and community spaces are foundational to the College's residential-based educational experience. Through this project, the College community has the exciting opportunity to reimagine the social and dining experiences that are central to Swarthmore’s ability to fulfill its mission of educating the whole person.
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Thank you


On behalf of our entire community, thank you for your incredible show of support during the 2021 Day of Caring. In total, 1,122 alums, families, faculty, staff, and friends came together to raise over $880,000 to support current and future Swarthmore students — and did it all in honor of members of our community who made a difference in their lives. Visit bit.ly/dayofcaringhonorees to read notes about the honorees.

94 days ago by Nick Forrest
FINAL CHALLENGE! 100 donors to goal

Will you be the one who brings us past 1,000 and unlocks the final $100,000 in challenge funds? We're almost there! 

98 days ago by Nick Forrest
Shayena Shah '21 honors...


“Being a first-gen, low-income student, I realized how important it is to have this community available to you and to have the funding to do everything that you're passionate about," says Shayena Shah '21, who is making her gift to honor first-gen, low-income students like her. As we enter the final hours of our Day of Caring challenge, join Shayena and hundreds of others with a Day of Caring gift.

98 days ago by Nick Forrest
Fourth challenge met!


750 donors and a total of $160,000 in challenge funds released so far! Onto 900 and $90,000 to support current & future students.

98 days ago by Nick Forrest
Third challenge met!

Thanks to over 500 alums, families, and friends, we've surpassed our third goal! Now, let's get to 750 donors and an additional $75,000 in challenge funds. 

99 days ago by Nick Forrest
Jim Bock '90 honors...

I honor the College's front-line workers during this Day of Caring, and I thank them for their service. I honor Janet Smith Dickerson H'92, former Dean of Students, who was a mentor and guide during my formative years. And I honor Bob Barr '56, former Dean of Admissions, for his support, guidance, and mentorship during my time here as a student; he had confidence in me before I had confidence in myself, and I am thinking of him on this Day of Caring. 

 – Jim Bock ’90, Vice President and Dean of Admissions 

99 days ago by Nick Forrest
Second challenge met!

We've reached our second goal, releasing a total of $35,000 in challenge funds to support Swarthmore students. Help us make it to 500 donors and $50,000! 

100 days ago by Nick Forrest
Who we're honoring

Interested in seeing who our alums, friends, and families have honored so far? Visit our page of honorees to read their notes, watch their videos, and submit your own


100 days ago by Nick Forrest
First challenge met!

We've surpassed our first goal of 100 donors, unlocking $10,000 in challenge funds so far to support Swarthmore students. On to our second goal of 250 and and an additional $25,000! 

100 days ago by Nick Forrest

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matched a total of $150,000
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An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 photo
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979
Gave $90,000 during a Challenge!
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 photo
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979
Gave $75,000 during a Challenge!
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 photo
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1999 photo
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1999
matched a total of $25,000
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 photo
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1999 photo
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1999
matched a total of $21,000
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979 photo
An anonymous donor from the Class of 1979
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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