Founder's Day

Founder’s Day is a celebration of the vision and philanthropy of Stephen Girard and the impact of the school he founded. Each year on the third Saturday in May (Girard’s birthday is May 20), generations of alumni return to the campus they called home to reminisce with classmates, interact with current students, and take part in time-honored traditions.

Organized by the Girard College Alumni Association, in collaboration with Girard College, Founder’s Day is a time for community. The public is welcome to explore our historic campus and learn more about our 175 year legacy.

2023 Schedule of Events

Register for the Golf Outing and the Cocktail Reception on the Founder’s Day Eventbrite page.

Friday, May 19
GCAA Golf Classic
Valleybrook Country Club
7am registration; 8am shotgun start.
Followed by luncheon on site

Friday, May 19
Cocktail Reception
Girard College Chapel
5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 20
8am  |  Registration
9am  |  Wreath Ceremony (Founder’s Hall Portico)
10am  |  Chapel Service
11am – 2pm  |  Lunch (Food trucks at Tuttle Pavilion)
11am – 2pm  |  Alumni Interviews
11:15am  |  Brick Walk Memorial
11:30am  |  Alumni-Student Soccer Game
11:30am  |  Cavalier Connections Info Session (Welcome Center)
12pm  |  DJ and Entertainment
2pm  |  Alumni-Student Softball Game
2:30pm  |  Cavalier Connections Info Session (Welcome Center)

8am – 3pm
Student Art Show (The Hum)
Boy Scouts Food & Beverage Sales (Tuttle Pavilion)
“Moment of Joy” Tile Art Project for Be Holding (Tuttle Pavilion)

Reunion Classes

50th Anniversary, Class of 1973

30th Anniversary, Class of 1993
First graduating class to include women

25th Anniversary, Class of 1998

Stephen Girard Award Recipient

Steven H. Biondolillo ’73