Intercultural Affairs

Intercultural Center:

The Renovation of an Iconic Building. The Creation of Community.

In the year of our Bicentennial, we find ourselves restless again, knowing there is more to be done for our students, for our community. For the sake of the world as it could be.

Herons and Statesmen arrive at HWS perfectly unfinished, as they should. Potential sets the stage for possibility.

They graduate prepared with the values, perspectives, skills and entrepreneurial mindsets that leave them inclined to imagine a better world and capable of making a consequential impact.

To help them build a better future, we must equip them with the greatest guides, the finest tools, the most impactful opportunities. We must inspire them to examine and understand their perfectly unfinished world – that they might help enact its brightest future.


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Checks are payable to Hobart and William Smith Colleges and can be mailed to Office of Advancement, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva NY 14456

To make your gift by phone, please call Dulcie Meyer P’20, Director of Annual and Athletic Giving, at (315) 781-3082.

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If you would like to donate from your Donor Advised Fund, contact your fund administrator to request a grant to Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Please let us know so we can be on the lookout for your gift by contacting Wendy Barnhart, Associate Director of Advancement Services, at (315) 781-3725 or

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Set up a monthly or yearly gift by becoming a member of The Stewardson Society, the Colleges’ recurring giving recognition society. The Stewardson Society celebrates loyal donors who give on a monthly or yearly basis to support the Colleges. Named after Reverend Langdon Stewardson who served as the Colleges President from 1902 – 1912, and was the first president of the combined Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

You can donate appreciated securities that you have owned for more than one year and make a big impact – these include stock, bonds and mutual funds. Gifts of appreciated securities provide benefits; you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities, even if you originally paid much less for them. And you pay no capital gains tax. Visit the giving securities webpage for more information.

Yes! We now accept cryptocurrency. Please contact Wendy Barnhart, Associate Director of Advancement Services at 315-781-3725 or for more information.

A planned gift allows you to create a legacy at the Colleges that meets your needs and wishes without affecting your current lifestyle. If you've included Hobart and William Smith Colleges in your long term plans or intend to do so, please let us know, so we can welcome you to The Wheeler Society. The Wheeler Society recognizes individuals and families who have established a planned gift. Visit the Wheeler Society webpage for details.


Around campus you will see a long history of philanthropy at work at Hobart and William Smith – from building and field names to honor roll lists of donors. Just as important are the hundreds of named scholarship funds that support student learning and the endowed professorships that recognize outstanding teaching and scholarship.

Naming opportunities are extensive and include scholarships, internships, capital projects, discretionary funds, athletics, speaker funds, student research and more.

Annual Fund Scholarships – payable over five years with a minimum gift of $5,000/year.
Annual Fund Internships – payable over five years with a minimum gift of $5,000/year.
Endowed Scholarships – minimum gift of $100,000
Endowed Internships – minimum gift of $100,000
Endowed Professorships – minimum gift of $2 million

There are currently numerous projects that have need of endowed funding. To learn more, contact Steve Caraher at 315-781-3776 or


The Seneca Society honors those whose philanthropy has remarkably altered the course of Hobart and William Smith history through cumulative gifts of more than $1 million. The next class of Seneca Society members will be inducted in 2019.

The Emerson Society recognizes those HWS community members who provide leadership financial support in any given fund year, enabling the Colleges to continue to strengthen their commitment to excellence in liberal arts education. The generosity of Emerson Society members sets an example for others of the power of engaged philanthropy. Entry into the Emerson Society starts with cumulative gifts of $2,000 made in any given fund year to the Colleges.

The Cook Parents Circle recognizes the generosity of non-alumni families that make a lasting connection with the Colleges and provide philanthropic support. This group, named in honor of Honorary Trustee Lang Cook L.H.D. '12 and Lyn Cook P'99, P'05, recognizes those families who have made commitment to the Colleges in excess of $25,000, with Lifetime Membership recognized with cumulative gifts exceeding $100,000.

The Wheeler Society was established in 1989 to encourage thoughtful planned giving at the Colleges. It is named for Schuyler Skaats Wheeler Sc.D. 1888 – inventor, intellectual and entrepreneur – and his wife Amy Sutton Wheeler who established a bequest that was realized nearly 100 years later and used in the 1990s to renovate Gulick Hall. This gift and the people who made it possible serve as the inspiration for the today's planned giving society at the Colleges.

The Stewardson Society celebrates loyal donors who give on a monthly or yearly basis to support the Colleges. Named after Reverend Langdon Stewardson who served as the Colleges President from 1902 – 1912, and was the first president of the combined Hobart and William Smith Colleges.