The Parents Fund exists to enhance and protect the College’s commitment to the education of promising, talented young people and their development into thoughtful citizens and effective leaders.
Since 1821, generous gifts from alumni, parents, and friends have helped to offset the gap between tuition revenues and the cost of providing a Williams education.
Each year, parents are invited to honor this philanthropic tradition by making their own gifts to the Parents Fund. About 50 families make the additional donation of their time and serve on the Parents Fund Committee as volunteer fundraisers.
Beginning in 2012-2013, you can direct your Parent Fund gift to the part of Williams that matters most to you and your student. Learn more here.
Your Parents Fund gift plays an essential part of a 200-year-old annual fundraising effort to help cover the complete cost of a Williams education:
- Williams’ tuition and fees cover only part of the more than $80,000 annual investment Williams makes in the education of each and every student.
- Gifts from generations of parents and alumni make up the difference and truly sustain Williams as a world-class liberal arts college.
- Your own gift benefits your student—and every other Williams student!