Miriam F. Diamond ’57
When Miriam Diamond entered Bryn Mawr in September 1953, she had no idea that her four years at the College would enrich all aspects of her life.
“To be surrounded by women who were excited by learning, and professors who valued our ability to learn, was an exceptional experience,” she notes. After Bryn Mawr, she worked for Philadelphia-based community organizations serving women and was mentored by Bryn Mawr alumnae along the way, including former member of the United States House of Representatives, Allyson Schwartz MSS ’72.
Beyond campus and the workplace, Miriam cherishes lifelong friendships with classmates, a few of whom also live in the Philadephia area.
She has been a stalwart volunteer – working with the Admissions Office, the Bryn Mawr Club of Philadelphia, her class Reunion planning committee, and she currently serves on the planning committee of the Golden Sages. It is a particular point of pride for Miriam that her daughter, Deborah Diamond ’85, follows in her footsteps as a member of the Alumnae Association Executive Board.
Miriam has made a contribution to the Bryn Mawr Fund each year since she graduated and, when it came time to celebrate her 40th and 50th Reunions, she decided to establish gift annuities. (The gift annuities provide fixed payments to Miriam for the rest of her life and a gift to Bryn Mawr later.)
Miriam's own experience, and her daughter’s, inspired her to provide opportunities for Bryn Mawr students today, and for the next generation: “I know that there’s a need to continue to provide more scholarship funds to attract young women to the College who are excited by learning, and are from all backgrounds. I am also excited by the diversity on campus today. That’s why I give – through the Bryn Mawr Fund and my gift annuities – to Bryn Mawr.”