Dear Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Friends of The Haverford School,
Marine Corps Officer Jake van Arkel ’14 is serving aboard the USNS Comfort, a Mercy-class hospital ship. Form I student Andrew Borden is using a 3D printer to make ear guards for first responders. Trustee Jack Lynch P’10’12 is leading Main Line Health and its workers with grace as they save lives. Middle School teacher Lauren Faralli led a master class on how to sew a mask. These are just a few of the many Haverford community members in our #HaverfordHelps series who are on the front lines fighting this pandemic, and we are grateful for their truly heroic efforts.
Jake aboard USNS Comfort Jack Lynch Faralli
While we applaud the helpers, it is important to note that some in our community are facing hardship during this uncertain time. We’re supporting these families through Haverford Cares, an effort kicked off by a group of Haverford parents and alumni who have committed more than $58,500 to help those who have been significantly impacted. We invite others in the community who are able to help to reinforce this effort as we aim to provide $100,000 in support for those most in need.
This emergency funding will help those in the Haverford community who need it most. If you have already made your gift to The Haverford Fund, which provides critical operating support to the School, please consider making a gift to Haverford Cares. You can earmark your gift for faculty and staff, including part time and seasonal staff, or for tuition assistance and supplemental support for families who are facing difficult circumstances and may not be able to remain at Haverford without your help.
All gifts through the end of the fiscal year count toward the Character at Our Core campaign, which we hope to bring to a successful close on June 30, 2020. One of the campaign pillars is “Realizing Inspiring Spaces,” which positions us to complete Haverford’s campus master plan. I hope you will enjoy this all-new virtual tour of our Middle School, which remains on schedule to open in fall 2020. While the building won’t truly come to life until it is filled with our boys and our teachers, these spaces for learning, collaborating, and experiment will inspire us all to do our best for Haverford and for each other, every day.
Middle School virtual tour
We are continuing to embrace the learning that is going on in Virtual Haverford and have engaged with our community through myriad virtual events, including an Alumni Weekend gathering and a forthcoming Grandparents’/Special Friends' Day celebration. We are planning to celebrate each member of the Class of 2020, individually, in an in-person ceremony that will be taped and posted at on June 5 at 2 p.m., and will be honoring our rising sixth grade and Form III boys in virtual events. While we cannot replicate the experience of holding these events on campus in front of friends and family, we can -- and will -- pay tribute to these and other traditions that connect Fords past and present.
With honesty, courage and respect, we will prevail through this trying time. 
Go Fords!
John A. Nagl, D.Phil.
Ninth Headmaster 
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