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This year those closest to us are giving back to reduce the financial concerns that Olin students may have and to ensure that the physical shape of campus adapts to meet the changing needs of the Olin Community. Below you will find how our alumni and trustees are making a difference with their philanthropy by starting four new funds.

Two groups of alumni have started the Alumni Merit Scholarship Fund and the Charlie Nolan Candidate Endowment Fund. Through the generosity of two of our trustees, we now have the Charlie Nolan International Student Fund and the Library Reinvention Fund.



Update: Thanks to your donations, the leadership of Matt Colyer ’07, Yrinee Michaelidis ’07 and Brendan Quinlivan ’14, and the 2014's class gift, the Alumni Merit Scholarship Endowed Fund exceeded its goals for FY16. The endowed fund continues to grow and has a value of nearly $200,000 as of July 31, 2016. Again this year, each of the seniors in their eighth semester will receive an award of $75 in the fall or spring. This is an important step toward the Fund’s goal of helping to reduce students’ debt upon graduation. Your ongoing support now will increase the rate at which the endowment fund grows and the impact of future awards. To contribute to this fund, please click HERE. Thanks again for your continued investment! 


The Charlie Nolan International Student Fund was set up by a generous member of Olin’s Board of Trustees in honor of Charlie Nolan's retirement as Vice President and Dean of Admission. The Charlie Nolan International Student Fund provides need-based financial aid to incoming international students who live outside the United States with the objective of attracting high quality international students and enhancing the diversity of the overall student experience at Olin. To contribute to this fund, please click HERE.  


Charlie Nolan’s innovative and creative approach to college admissions at Olin College is unmatched. Olin College will forever be shaped by his efforts to build an exceptional student body that is truly and distinctively Olin. While we are sad to see him leave our campus, we are happy that he will be embracing the opportunities that retirement holds and we will cherish his lasting legacy at Olin. Through his years at Olin, Charlie has given his time, expertise, personal financial support and, most importantly, his individualized interest in the well-being of every student. In Charlie’s honor, a group of dedicated alumni have created the Charlie Nolan Candidate Endowment Fund to ensure that no qualified candidate is denied the opportunity to attend Candidates’ Weekend. Please read more HERE or contribute to this fund HERE.


The entire Olin Community has been calling for reimagining the library space as the vibrant heart of the campus. This is a natural outgrowth of both the development of a distinctive learning culture at Olin and also the continuous improvement of the college as an educational laboratory. Students, faculty, alumni and staff are now excitedly developing plans to transform the library into a vibrant environment for self-directed, innovative learning, an incubator for ideas, and a home for tools for the rapid prototyping of those ideas. For more information about the conceptual plan of the overall Library Reinvention, contact Jeff Goldenson and/or Aaron Hoover. 

We are happy to announce that we have met our targeted goal for funding of the Library Reading Room, and construction is underway!

Please consider a gift to the Library Reinvention Fund today to help support the next stage in the transformation process by donating HERE.