Lafayette student Millie Gonzalez ( in solid blue blouse ) enjoyed her internship with Alumni host Kara Boodakian ( in print blouse) at the Nate Berkus Show in New York CIty on January 20, 2011

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 Chris Katsifis at (610) 330-3156 or

Class Commencement Gift

Each year, the graduating class presents a gift to the College during the commencement ceremony. Last year’s gift provided internship stipends to qualified underclassmen selected by Career Services. Securing internship stipends is important but participation in giving—no matter how large or small the gift—is the focus of every Commencement Gift campaign.

2018 Commencement gift

Contact: Chris Katsifis or 610-330-3156
Class of 2018 chairs:
$20.18 Class Celebration

 Student Phon-a-thon

Our staff of 20 students 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.

Contact: Chris Katsifis or 610-330-3156