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Our donors, and the beneficiaries of their generosity, have stories to share.

Read their inspiring stories below:

Lydia Sanchez

Lydia Sanchez ’18

Lydia Sanchez ’18 is only three years out in the professional world, and she already has a thorough plan to leave her mark.
Sally Harrison

Sally Harrison ’71

In her time in both Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College, Sally found faith as a Quaker and a rigorous scholarly setting that satisfied her desire to challenge herself academically.
Erica Seaborne

Erica Seaborne ’09

Establishing a Will or a Trust can feel daunting, especially for young professionals. For many people, their retirement account is their biggest asset.
Ronnie Goldberg

Ronnie Goldberg ’69

When Ronnie Goldberg ‘69 visited Bryn Mawr College and met with students as part of the Alumnae/i-in-Residence program, she stressed the importance of being open to learning new skills.
Lois M. Collier

Lois M. Collier ’50

A proud, dedicated alumna, Lois M. Collier was a benefactor to Bryn Mawr College for many years, providing annual support for the Bryn Mawr Fund and special funding for projects such as the Collier Science Library and Cambrian Row.
Sally Mallory

Sally Mallory ’59

Sally Mallory ’59, M.A. ’60, Ph.D. ’63 has been giving back to Bryn Mawr since her graduation. Recently retired from the University of Pennsylvania...
Dorothy Atkinson

Dorothy “Dottie” Sloan Atkinson ’50

Thanks to that sense of belonging, and because she was passionate about education, Dorothy “Dottie” Sloan Atkinson ’50 was both loyal and generous to Bryn Mawr.
Dean Karen Tidmarsh

Sandra Berwind MA ’61, PhD ’68

The Dean Karen Tidmarsh ’71 Scholarship Fund, established in 2007 by a gift from Professor Emeritus of English Sandra Berwind MA ’61, PhD ‘68...
Mina Bissell

Mina Bissell ’63

“I was lucky to come to Bryn Mawr,” Dr. Mina Bissell ’63 says. “It was all about smart, successful women, and the faculty were amazing.”
A​​​​​​​nn Taylor Allen

Ann Updegraff Allen ’42 and Ann Taylor Allen ’65

A​​​​​​​nn Taylor Allen ’65 comes from a long line of Mawrters: her mother, grandmother and three great-aunts all graduated from Bryn Mawr.
Lee Carpenter ’67

Lee Carpenter ’67

Lee has created a charitable remainder trust and named Bryn Mawr in her will.
June Mei

June Mei ’66

“Bryn Mawr gave me the confidence to find my own path regardless of how unorthodox it might be,” says June Mei ’66.
Jean MacIntyre

Jean MacIntyre ’56

Jean supports Bryn Mawr in a number of areas – to the library, scholarships through the Class of 1956...

Helen Hartman Gemmill ’38 and Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Gemmill ’67

There is a Greek saying that translates loosely as “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
Susan Speers

Susan S. Speers ’51

Susan S. Speers‘51 learned the importance of giving back at an early age.
Susan Messina

Susan A. Messina ’86 MSS ’91 MLSP ’92

In addition to her annual support, Susan has created a bequest for Bryn Mawr.
Joyce Hansen

Joyce Hansen ’74

In the decades since she graduated from Bryn Mawr, Joyce Hansen ’74, sees clearly the path...
Sharon Bishop

Sharon Bishop MSS ’70

Sharon Bishop MSS ’70 came to Bryn Mawr's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research...
Miriam Diamond

Miriam F. Diamond ’57

When Miriam Diamond entered Bryn Mawr in September 1953, she had no idea that her four years...