About Pomona College

Allen F. Hawley Society

The Allen F. Hawley Society was established in 1978 to recognize those generous individuals and families who make gifts to the College through the annuity and life income program while at the same time paying tribute to the special importance of Allen Hawley's monumental contribution to Pomona College and, in fact, to all American charitable enterprises.

The Man with a Plan

In 1949, when Allen Hawley, Class of 1916, was a fundraising administrator at Pomona College, he answered a local group's request for biographical information on himself. In a letter, Hawley highlighted the pertinent details of his youth and his career. "It's not much of a life story," he summarized, "but it's a thrilling life to me."

About Pomona College

Established in 1887, Pomona College enjoys a reputation as one of America’s top colleges. Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Pomona is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions of higher learning. 

Did You Know?

IRA Gift Annuity: The Secure 2.0 Act of 2022 created a new option:  a one-time transfer of up to $53,000 directly from an IRA to fund a charitable gift annuity in 2024. Learn more about the IRA Gift Annuity.