The Girard College Alumni Association (GCAA) is a social organization that exists to honor our benefactor, Stephen Girard, by being of service to Girard College and its students and alumni.

All former students of Girard College are encouraged to join the Alumni Association. Membership promotes a spirit of camaraderie among the members who have shared in the special educational and life experiences of attending Girard College. The GCAA is a powerful resource for helping one another, influencing the growth of the school and perpetuating the memory of Stephen Girard.

Tim Farward ’97, President
Jeff Hero ’74, Vice President
Kara Franklin ’08, Vice President
John Chryst ’64, Treasurer
Alex Cruz, Director

(215) 787-4412

The GCAA Office is located on the first floor of the Armory building on Girard College’s campus.

Mailing Address

Girard College Alumni Association
2101 S. College Avenue #605
Philadelphia, PA  19121


Alumni Association meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month except July and August. Meetings take place in Banker Hall 102 with dinner starting at 5 p.m. All members of the GCAA are welcome to attend.


The Girard College Alumni Association Scholarship Funds – “GCAASF” or “Funds” – provide the resources for the GCAA to assist Girard College alumni who may benefit from advanced formal education (grad school) for their future profession or to change their professions.


The GCAA honors alumni in three categories.

The Stephen Girard Award is the highest award granted by the GCAA. Annually presented at Founder’s Day ceremonies, the Stephen Girard award recognizes one graduate whose professional accomplishments reflect honor upon Stephen Girard and acclaim Girard College and its alumni.

The Award of Merit is awarded annually to a group of alumni whose loyalty and service to Girard College and its alumni merit esteem and recognition by their fellow alumni.

Induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who excelled in one or more sports.

Student Archives Search

At no cost, we can confirm by email whether a student attended Girard College and their dates of entry and departure. We offer a fee-based research service for descendants interested in further information about former Girard College students. This service is primarily designed to assist family genealogists with a former student’s home addresses, parents’ names, etc.