Alumni Programs

Alumni Fundraising for Reed 

Alternative ways to designate your gift

Most gifts to Reed are given to the area of greatest need. You may also give a gift to Reed and designate your gift to financial aid, student support, or faculty support. These gifts may be made at any time online at

For alumni who wish to further designate their gift, this is possible online (or via the giving envelope you received in the mail). Simply write the fund of choice (listed below) in the Comments and Reasons for Giving section of the online form. Reed will honor your intention, and will get in touch if there are any questions or issues designating your gift. 

Social Justice Research and Education Fund

The Social Justice Research and Education Fund supports paid student internships that focus on civic engagement and social justice research and education (in collaboration with college offices), paid summer research positions on topics related to power and privilege, equity, critical race theory, and/or social justice (in collaboration with Reed professors), paid external summer internship and career development opportunities for Reed students (with a particular emphasis on students from historically underrepresented groups), and additional Peer Mentor Program resources focused on the needs of entering students from historically underrepresented groups. 

Find out more about the Social Justice Research and Education Fund here.

Reed Community Pantry

The Reed Community Pantry (RCP) is part of Reed College’s Food Security Initiative. The RCP provides nonperishable food items, toiletries, hygiene products, clothing, books, and more at no cost to members of the Reed community. This resource is open to Reed students, faculty, and staff.

Find out more about the Reed Community Pantry here.

Student Emergency Fund

The Reed Student Emergency Fund is available for students who have short-term or one-time needs that are deemed immediately vital to the personal health or academic well-being of the student. 

Find out more about the Student Emergency Fund here.

Career Advancement Fund

The Career Advancement Fund supports students pursuing professional development and career opportunities. Students may be awarded up to $500 per school year for travel to internships, shadow opportunities, or professional interviews; career-related conferences, trainings, and related events; travel to graduate or professional school interviews; purchase of professional attire; standardized test registration or test prep fees for GRE, LSAT, or MCATs, and graduate or professional school application fees. 

Find out more about Career Advancement Fund here

Legal Education Access Fund (LEAF)

The Legal Education Access Fund supports students interested in pursuing a career in law. LEAF funding is available to current students with financial need for LSAT registration fees and prep courses, as well as law school application fees. 

Reed Canyon

Declared a wildlife refuge by the state of Oregon in 1913, Reed Canyon is a 28-acre headwater forest left largely untouched and untamed until restoration efforts began in earnest in 1999. Restoration goals include improving diversity of wildlife, managing invasive plant species, restoring native plant communities, and increasing potential habitat for salmon and other resident fish.

Find out more about Reed Canyon here.


The library is a central part of the intellectual and cultural life at Reed, and houses a collection of more than 680,000 volumes. It is a depository for U.S. government documents and maintains a special collection of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials. The library manages a collection of nearly 230,000 digital images that support instruction and research in art, classics, humanities, history, and other disciplines. 

Find out more about the Library here.


For more information about making a gift to a specific fund, please contact the Annual Fund office at 877/865-1469 or