Jacob P. Jones Society
Haverford College was founded by philanthropy. Every generation of students has benefitted from the generosity of those who came before. The impact of a Haverford education lasts well beyond four years and touches entire families over multiple generations.
You are invited to demonstrate your gratitude and enduring commitment to Haverford by making your own legacy gift that invests in tomorrow’s Haverfordians. The College is honored to recognize and acknowledge your benevolent intentions and foresight in your lifetime.
By joining the Jacob P. Jones Society, you perpetuate your own legacy and help ensure an exceptional learning environment for those who will follow.
The Jacob P. Jones Society
The Society’s namesake was a Philadelphia industrialist who was so moved by what Haverford College meant to his only son, Richard Jones (Class of 1863), that he pledged the bulk of his $1.4 million estate to Haverford. The fund established through his bequest remains one of the largest in the College’s endowment and continues to shape the lives of Haverfordians more than a century later. The countless students and alumni who have benefitted—and the positive collective impact they have had on the world—represent a powerful and enduring legacy.
The Jacob P. Jones Society celebrates the visionary donors who have included Haverford College in their estate plans or who have made a life-income gift. Planned gifts of various types are welcome, and members are honored for:
- Remembering the College in their wills
- Establishing a life-income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust
- Naming Haverford as a beneficiary of a portion of a retirement plan or IRA, donor advised fund, or paid-up life insurance policy
- Contributing real estate or tangible personal property such as art and other collectibles
Honor the Past and Shape the Future
Since 1833, Haverford College has educated students to become accomplished individuals, engaged citizens, and inspirational leaders. Every student immersed in the Haverford tradition is equipped with the skills and values to make the world a better place. Students and alumni create new knowledge and social change, thereby making an impact on society’s most complex challenges.
By joining the Jacob P. Jones Society, you perpetuate the College’s mission and create your own enduring legacy at Haverford.
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