“[A] community can take many forms. We are about to confirm—if reluctantly and for unwelcome reasons—that Williams is more than a campus. Williams is all of us. And we will find ways to connect and thrive and celebrate our connections despite even these most unprecedented challenges.” —President Maud S. Mandel
Our Williams community of alumni, families, and friends have both asked how they can help, and appealed to our network for assistance during this crisis. This initiative running through May 15 offers a way for members of the college community to show their support for each other through a message sent to any of the following groups or through a gift of any size that will unlock additional support. You can both read messages of support that have been submitted as well as add your own message.
Send a message of support:
Your gift of any amount will unlock an additional $100
Some have asked about how to support the college through this crisis. Support from alumni and families gives Williams the flexibility to rise to the occasion and do what’s right in times like these. All gifts received are used to directly support those students who need it most, ensuring they are able to stay safe and continue their studies via remote learning.
A group of generous donors has offered to amplify all gifts of any amount received during this Community Support Initiative (April 17 – May 15) with an additional $100 gift. In response to the pandemic, these donors want to support Williams as well as their local communities. In these unsettled times, they invite you to do what you are able to for both your local community and the college.
- Arun ’90 and Koshi Dhingra P’24
- Sanae Ishikawa & Richard Georgi ’87
- Jessica ’97 & Gavin ’97 McLear
- Anne Melvin ’85
- Elizabeth ’83 and Steve ‘85 Nielsen
- Lee Shackelford ’80
- David Sorkin ’81
- Peter ’71 & Kathy Wege
Since 2017, we have celebrated Ephs’ commitment to community service through the annual Impact Challenge. This year—in alignment with April’s National Volunteer Week—we have reimagined this event to encourage and recognize, the many different ways Ephs can and do support each other. We are doing this virtually until we are able to be together again, ’neath the shadow of the hills.
Thank you for all you do for Williams, for our community, for your local community, and for the world. Your support of each other, and of the college, is deeply appreciated. Quite simply, Williams wouldn’t be Williams without this community support.