Giving Opportunities

Investing in People: $50 Million Overall Goal

Attracting and Retaining Faculty

Personalized teaching and mentoring relationships between students and faculty are at the heart of a Harvey Mudd College education. Support from alumni, parents and friends helps the College recruit and retain the most talented STEM faculty in the country, while also maintaining our low student-faculty ratio of 9 to 1. This support helps continue our tradition of small classes, hands-on experiential learning, excellent advising and meaningful opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty on research and other projects.

  • A Named Faculty Chair position may be created with a permanent endowment of $3 million or an annual gift of $150,000 pledged over a period of no less than five years.
  • A Named Teaching Postdoc position may be created with a permanent endowment of $1.5 million or an annual gift of $75,000 pledged over a period of no fewer than five years.

Attracting and Supporting Student Scholarship

Students who choose a Harvey Mudd education often must choose to give up more substantial financial aid opportunities from other colleges or universities because they are drawn to the unique community and the challenging academic environment the College offers. In addition, our community thrives when students learn from and with those whose experiences, beliefs and perspectives are different from their own. Diversity challenges preconceptions while encouraging critical thinking and effective communication with people of varied backgrounds. To prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders, our financial aid program continually stretches to meet the financial needs of these students so that their choice to attend Harvey Mudd is possible, regardless of their ability to pay.

  • Named Student Scholarships may be created with a permanent endowment starting at a minimum of $50,000 or recurring annual gifts of $5,000 or more.
  • A Named President’s Scholars Award may be created with a permanent endowment of $450,000 or an annual gift of $20,000 pledged over a period of no fewer than five years.

Investing in Places: $51 Million Overall Goal

Innovative and flexible solutions are needed to meet today’s challenges and to serve the needs of the College now and well into the future. Achieving and sustaining excellence and innovation in education and research requires modern facilities, technical staff, equipment and a robust information technology infrastructure.

Opportunities for Naming Spaces and Facilities

  • New and Renovated Academic Spaces may be funded at various levels, including the naming of a new academic building for $5 million.

    With the College’s decision to gradually increase the size of its student body over the next 10 years, we will require an additional academic building as part of the existing Olin complex as well as renovations to the existing Jacobs-Keck complex. As planning continues, more information will be available, including specific funding opportunities for the naming of these facilities and many spaces within.

  • A New Dormitory may be named with a gift of $5 million, and other naming opportunities are available as well.

    The College faces a shortage of on-campus housing, which will be addressed through the funding and construction of a new dormitory as well as the planning of another. Not only will new dorms provide space for all students to live on campus, but also they will provide greater flexibility when existing dormitories require renovation.

  • R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning still has spaces available for naming in the range of $5,000 to $2 million.

    The most recent addition to our campus and a key campaign priority, the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning provides flexible and creative spaces for classroom and extracurricular activities. The Shanahan Center has transformed the way our community interacts, offering a unique blend of collaborative, interdisciplinary space.

Investing in Programs: $24 Million Overall Goal

Harvey Mudd students must be prepared to engage the world by applying their knowledge to real-world problems. They need opportunities to develop and practice their abilities to collect and synthesize information, analyze complex problems, explore creative work, develop new ideas and communicate clearly. Faculty and staff, in order to support students, must be provided with greater resources to innovate the curriculum and stay at the top of their game through professional development and access to state-of-the-art equipment. Annual gifts ranging from $5,000 to $125,000 and endowments of $100,000 to $3 million toward this goal will fuel the outstanding work of our talented students, faculty and staff in several areas.

Expanding Opportunities for Experiential Learning

  • A Research Program Fellowship may be created with a permanent endowment of $500,000 or an annual gift of $25,000 pledged over a period of no fewer than five years.
  • A Student Stipend may be created with a permanent endowment starting at a minimum of $100,000 or recurring annual gifts of $5,000 or more.
  • A Faculty Stipend may be created with a permanent endowment starting at a minimum of $100,000 or recurring annual gifts of $5,000 or more.
  • A Service Internship Award may be created with a permanent endowment starting at a minimum of $100,000 or recurring annual gifts of $5,000 or more.

Investing in Faculty Enrichment and Curriculum Development

(Various opportunities exist at many gift levels for the following programs, and advancement staff members are available to discuss what might best meet your philanthropic objectives.)

  • New Course Development
  • Technical Support Personnel
  • Equipment and Instrumentation
  • Professional Development and Travel
  • Summer Institute

Community Outreach and Service

(Various opportunities exist at many gift levels for the following programs, and advancement staff members are available to discuss what might best meet your philanthropic objectives.)

  • Homework Hotline
  • Office of Community Engagement

Investing in the Annual Mudd Fundd: $25 Million Overall Goal

Unrestricted annual support to the Annual Mudd Fundd (AMF) and other priorities provide nearly 10 percent of the College’s annual operating budget, which supports every student, professor, program and department on campus. These gifts may be used for any of Harvey Mudd’s current priorities, providing flexibility to respond rapidly to changing circumstances and to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. Annual gifts enhance a Harvey Mudd education in innumerable ways, enabling the College to do more for each student than it could possibly do if it were funded by tuition alone. Every Annual Mudd Fundd gift counts toward The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College.