Student Programs

The Annual Fund runs student programs to bring students into the conversation about giving back to the College and to make them a part of the process. Every gift to Lafayette has an immediate impact on the lives of the students here. Our student programs not only help to educate students about the importance of giving to the Annual Fund, but also allow students to meet and speak with hundreds of alumni each year. These meetings and conversations allow students to put names and faces to the anonymous dollars that subsidize their education and their Lafayette experience.

If you have any general questions about Annual Fund student programs, please contact Angela Dolson at (610) 330-5013 or

class of 2013 commencement gift

Each year, the graduating class presents a gift to the College during the commencement ceremony. This year’s gift will provide internship stipends to qualified underclassmen selected by Career Services. The Committee hopes to secure 12 internship stipends but it is participation in giving—no matter how large or small the gift—that is the focus of this and every Commencement Gift campaign.

The Class of 2013 Commencement Gift Committee is comprised entirely of members of the graduating class. The committee of 15 gift officers is led by three co-chairs: Taylor Dougherty’ 13, Caroline Lang ’13, and Lucas Simpson ’13.

To make a gift to the Class Commencement Gift click the “Make a Gift Online” button and designate your $50 Marquis Society, $20.13 Class Celebration, or gift of any size to the “Class of 2013 Gift.”

Student Phone-A-thon

Our staff 20 student development associates and supervisors call alumni, parents, and friends of Lafayette over the course of the academic year. These students are an invaluable tool for maintaining the relationship between the College and its constituents. Students update contact information, share College news and events, and ask for financial support of Lafayette. In addition, student staff reach out to prospective and admitted Lafayette students and contact alumni to identify career exploration opportunities for students.

To join the Student Phonathon, contact Angela Dolson.

College Outreach Representative Program

The College Outreach Representative (CORe) program is an effort to foster and maintain the relationship between Lafayette College and its alumni through meaningful dialog. Current students, serving as CORe representatives, interview alumni across the United States and abroad. Through one-on-one conversations, alumni have the opportunity to ask questions, share their perceptions of the College, reflect on their personal Lafayette Experience, and learn about current life at Lafayette.

These one-on-one meetings are intended to be fun, informal conversations. The thoughtful opinions and advice of alumni will be used to help guide Lafayette. If you are interested in meeting with a CORe student, please contact program manager Angela Dolson at (610) 330-5013 or

The Campaign for Lafayette seeks to secure the College’s place among America’s truly great undergraduate institutions. Learn about the campaign.

Office of Development
Lafayette College
307 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042

(610) 330-5042
Fax: (610) 330-5707