Bryn Mawr Alumna Makes Major Gift to Support DEI Work
Bryn Mawr is thrilled to announce a remarkable philanthropic commitment in support of the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. An anonymous alumna has committed $1 million to support DEI programming and to provide financial aid for students of color, including an endowed scholarship fund.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our mission and purpose at Bryn Mawr and are foundational to a truly exceptional education. We are deeply grateful for this transformative gift that will support and advance DEI initiatives right now and far into the future,” said Sue Sadler, Head of School. “It’s heartening to see an alumna stepping up to show that she believes in our work to ensure that Bryn Mawr is a just and equitable place for all.”
Since releasing its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan in December 2020, Bryn Mawr has taken important steps to build a more inclusive community. Students, parents, faculty, staff, administration, alumnae and trustees have worked collaboratively and consistently to weave equity, justice and belonging into all facets of the Bryn Mawr experience, including through curricular changes, increased staffing and support, new systems for reporting bias incidents, DEI education and conversations across the community.
The generous donor wants her multi-year commitment to accelerate the positive steps Bryn Mawr is taking to become a more equitable community and hopes to inspire fellow alumnae and community members to get involved and support this work.
“For Bryn Mawr to be a true leader in this important work, philanthropy is essential. Alumnae and community members must do all we can to bring financial resources to the table,” the donor shared. “It is the right thing to do, and I hope this initial gift inspires others.”