Making an Impact

The unique mission of Girard College – to provide vulnerable children with an excellent academic and residential program – has endured and thrived for more than 170 years thanks to the steadfast support of our community.

This year, we celebrate the Everyday Heroes who stand courageously with our students as they navigate the future and anchor their impact on the world. You extend the legacy of Stephen Girard by securing the tools our students need to create legacies of their own.

If you would prefer to make a gift via check, please make it out to the Girard College Foundation and mail to:

Girard College Foundation
Attn: Clinton A. Walters, Jr.
1101 Market Street – Suite 2600
Philadelphia, PA  19107


Reading Circle

The Steel & Garnet Fund

The Steel & Garnet Fund is Girard College’s annual giving program and provides flexible, immediate funds for the College. Annual giving is crucial to enriching the lives of students through arts, athletics, classroom resources, technology, professional development for faculty, uniforms, and more. Each gift to the Steel & Garnet Fund helps to maintain the financial stability of the institution, generating critical resources for our students.

This year, we hope you’ll consider investing in our students with your own gift to The Steel & Garnet Fund. All gifts, regardless of the size, help ensure that each and every student has an exceptional learning experience at Girard College.

Giving Societies

Girard College has established four Giving Societies to acknowledge specific types of giving to the school. The dedicated supporters in these societies make a Girard education possible.

Stephen Girard Legacy Society
Visionary alumni and friends who strengthen Girard College by including us in their wills, trusts, donor-advised fund or by beneficiary designation.

Everyday Heroes Club
Active donors who give on a monthly basis to Girard College students.

Evergreen Society
Girard College families and friends who make a gift to honor and remember Girard alumni and friends.

1848 Society
Alumni, friends, and donors who commit to our culture of philanthropy by making an annual investment of $18.48 for Girard College students.

A Legacy of Impact: Girard College's Report to Our Community

The Girard College Impact Report highlights the programs and partners that drive our mission forward.

In this issue:
• A New Vision for the High School
• The Class of 1960 Continues to Lead
• 2018-19 Donor Roll

Download the PDF

Contact Us

Girard College Office of Advancement

Phone: 215-787-4436

Sylvia V. Bastani, CFRE, CPC
Chief Advancement Office & Executive Director of The Fund for Girard College

Adrienne Hessert
Manager of Advancement Services and Special Events