At the founding of Harvey Mudd College, it was recognized that the college would need to rely on sources of funding outside of its alumni for many years. Fortunately, the founders were successful at showing the significance of this new college to a wide range of corporate leaders, community members, and foundations and other charitable organizations. These groups, variously called “friends,” have provided essential financial backing for annual operations as well as endowment growth at the college.
That tradition continues as people rally to support the mission of this distinctive, high-caliber undergraduate college. One such tradition is the Galileo Society, a support group that financially supports the college and remains involved in many activities on campus. Another group includes industry leaders, many of whom have been sponsors of Clinic projects and the President's Scholars Program.
We welcome the ongoing partnership of friends—individuals, companies and organizations. We welcome their investment in Harvey Mudd College by making gifts in support of high-quality distinctive liberal arts education in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.