The Slade SocietyThe Board of Trustees’ Challenge for more Slade memberships was a success with more than 700 donors participating!
Slade at Work: InnovationSlade supports 360°s, like “Contemporary Cuban Culture,” which offer opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.Learn more about Areas of Impact, including Innovation.
GOLD SladeGOLD members of The Slade Society of leadership donors spent time with President Cassidy at a New York City reception.Learn about special rates for GOLD Slade membership.
Matching GiftsMatching gifts can double (or triple) the impact of your gift and count toward your Slade Society membership.Find out if your employer matches charitable donations.
The Slade Society Challenge
Bryn Mawr’s fiscal year 2017-18 has come to a close and thanks to generous donors like you, the Board of Trustees’ Challenge for more Slade memberships was an incredible success!
- Participation increased by nearly 5% over last year for a total of 724 donors.
- There were 84 new Slade members and 39 GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumnae/i supporting Bryn Mawr at the Slade level.
- The Board of Trustees contributed $150,000 in Challenge dollars.
- Slade donors collectively gave $22 million to benefit the College’s Defy Expectation Campaign.
Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you will continue your Slade membership again this year!
A Circle of Leaders
The Caroline McCormick Slade Society recognizes the exceptional commitment of alumnae/i, families, and friends who make leadership gifts to Bryn Mawr. The Slade Society is comprised of a small group of members - 10% of donors - who make a big impact in the lives of students, contributing almost 75% of unrestricted dollars each year. Since the inception of The Slade Society in 2000, members have helped grow Bryn Mawr Fund support by 36% and continue to provide extraordinary opportunities for today's students and future generations.
The Slade Society is named in honor of one of Bryn Mawr's first fundraising volunteers. In 1919, Caroline Slade raised close to $2.5 million to support faculty salaries - a remarkable sum at the time. Today, the generosity of Slade Society members supports the College's excellence and innovation by funding financial aid, competitive faculty salaries, technological resources, and maintaining our historic campus.
Membership in The Slade Society begins with a gift of $2,500 or more. For Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD alumnae), Slade membership equals the number of years since graduation multiplied by $100. Graduating Seniors can join Slade with a gift of $100 or more to their senior gift.
For more information on The Slade Society, contact Mary DiMarino, Director of Annual Giving at 610-526-5123.