Providing Hampden-Sydney’s distinctive educational experience for students today and well into the future requires the philanthropic investment of alumni, parents, and friends of the College. Here are the stories of those who chose to pay it forward.

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  • Louise Martin

    Leading With Giving


    A friend of Hampden-Sydney College for many years, Louise Martin created the David Martin Leadership Program and continues to support H-SC to honor her late husband, David Martin ’52, former trustee and loyal alumnus. Louise Martin

  • Jack Drescher

    The "Why" of Giving


    As a loyal supporter for many years, Jack Drescher '70 created scholarships in honor of his parents and a good friend and most recently increased his commitment to include Hampden-Sydney College in his estate plans. Jack Drescher '70

  • Stephen “Bo” Wilkins

    Life-Changing Experience


    Stephen “Bo” Wilkins ’92 believes that Hampden-Sydney College made him the man that he is today, and now he is giving back to ensure future men can continue to have the life-changing experience he did. Bo Wilkins '92

  • James Darling

    Opportunities for Giving


    James Darling ’10 and his wife Alyssa hope that the scholarship they established will allow other students the opportunity to attend Hampden-Sydney College and experience the transformative influence of the faculty and staff. James Darling '10

  • Julius "Joey" Smith

    A Leader By Nature


    Julious P. "Joey" Smith, Jr. '65 has used his leadership and financial contributions over the last 50-plus years to help increase Hampden-Sydney College's endowment and create more scholarship opportunities for future Hampden-Sydney men. Joey Smith '65

  • David Ewing

    The Act of Giving


    All four of his years at Hampden-Sydney College were filled with wonderful memories—in and out of the classroom—and for David Ewing '91, the love affair continues today. David Ewing '91

  • Joe Austin

    A Heart for Giving


    Dr. Joe Austin ’71 became a cardiologist because he believes in helping others. With his leadership and philanthropy, Austin is making a difference in the future of Hampden-Sydney College. Joe Austin ’71

  • Bobby Bray

    A Gift of Love


    Bobby Bray ’60 and his late wife Janey have faithfully loved and supported Hampden-Sydney College since the day he first visited campus. He recently decided to make a legacy gift of life insurance, naming H-SC as the beneficiary. Bray hopes other Hampden-Sydney alumni will make similar gifts to the College.  Bobby Bray '60

  • Charlie Cobb

    The Ties That Bind


    In the five decades since Charlie Cobb ’69 graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, the former Tiger athlete has found ways to stay tied to his alma mater. Charlie Cobb ’69

  • Jim Boyd

    An Investment in Education


    Jim Boyd ’58 has spent the last fifty years investing in future generations, both as an educator at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond and as a benefactor of the McGuire-Boyd Scholarship at Hampden-Sydney College. Jim Boyd '58

  • Phil Spencer

    Giving with Compassion


    The month of June marks 50 years since Phil Spencer ’70 received his Hampden-Sydney diploma—a milestone that Spencer plans to celebrate with a generous gift to Hampden-Sydney College, demonstrating his enduring love for his alma mater. Phil Spencer '70

  • Clarence "Clancy" Holland

    The Decision to Give


    It was Hampden-Sydney’s academic reputation that first attracted Clancy Holland’s attention, but it was a scholarship that made his H-SC experience possible. Now, the retired medical doctor and former mayor, city councilman, and state senator wants to make the same experience possible for a new generation of Hampden-Sydney men. Clancy Holland '52

  • Chris Evans

    A Mission to Give


    Though he has often lived far from Hampden-Sydney, Chris Evans '68 has supported the College over the years. Now, after his last visit to the Hill in honor of his 50th reunion, he has made it official that he is including H-SC in his will. Chris Evans '68

  • Richard Madden

    Meaningful Giving


    Serving as chairman of his 50th Reunion reminded Richard Madden ’67 of the many things he loves about Hampden-Sydney—and motivated him to help provide for the College’s future. Richard Madden '67

  • Scott Harwood

    Giving His All


    Giving it his all at Hampden-Sydney College is something Scott Harwood '65 is known for. He knows firsthand that investing in the future of Hampden-Sydney can make an impact by providing young men with a foundation for life. Scott Harwood '65

  • Johnny Ellis

    A Heart for Giving


    Johnny Ellis ’70 knew Hampden-Sydney College was the right fit for him from his first day on campus in the fall of 1966. Now, helping other students realize their educational dreams is especially poignant to him, so he and his wife have endowed several scholarships and included Hampden-Sydney in their wills. Johnny Ellis '70

  • Dr. Paul Brown

    Giving With Gratitude


    With his heartfelt gratitude and generous support, Dr. Paul Brown isn’t just paying it back, he’s paying it forward so that future Hampden-Sydney College men will benefit. Paul Brown ’78