The Lafayette community rallied together during Founders’ Week to raise $1.4 million in 39 hours to support the President’s Challenge for Financial Aid.
Gifts from 1,411 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and students provided enough to bring four students to Lafayette for four years.
In addition to events on campus, more than 675 alumni celebrated Lafayette’s founding at 40 events across the U.S. and internationally during Wine 3/9 events.
Support for financial aid is integral in moving the College toward the ability to admit the best students regardless of their ability to pay—an attribute shared by most of the nation’s top colleges.
Faculty and staff helped build enthusiasm by accepting President Alison Byerly’s challenge to compete in lip sync videos. The president herself lip synced “Guns and Ships” from Hamilton while dressed as the Marquis de Lafayette!