“From the patronage we hope to receive, and from a reliance on the smiles of heaven, we indulge the expectation that our endeavors for the literary and scientific, moral and religious benefit of the rising and future generations, will not be in vain…”
— Timothy Alden, 1815
Philanthropy has been at the heart of Allegheny since the Rev. Timothy Alden founded the College in 1815. To celebrate Allegheny’s founding year, Timothy Alden Council members contribute $1,815 or more to the College during the fiscal year and play a critical role in the life of the College.
Why join the Timothy Alden Council?
Most people join because they feel a deep satisfaction in doing something selfless, something meaningful, and being a part of something greater than oneself. A gift to Allegheny College makes you a part of a cause that has prospered for more than 185 years.
Alumni and friends join Timothy Alden Council because they recognize that Allegheny changes student’s lives. During their time at Allegheny, our alumni grew intellectually, forged bonds with professors, and established lifelong friendships. Others have watched their children, grandchildren, or other loved ones grow and prosper at Allegheny. These people become Timothy Alden Council members because of their deep respect and appreciation for the College.
“In challenging economic times, it is clearer than ever what a significant impact the Timothy Alden Council has on the quality of life and learning for students at Allegheny College. Please consider joining the group of dedicated alumni and friends who contributed more than $1,950,000 to Allegheny’s Annual Fund last year. We can’t do it without you.
— John Sutphen ’78
Co-Chair, Timothy Alden Council Executive Committee