Kirkland Endowment

Vivyan Adair, Chair

About the Kirkland Endowment

Charter establishing Kirkland Endowment (May 12, 1978)

Upon the dissolution of Kirkland College in 1978, a resolution was approved transferring Kirkland’s endowment to Hamilton College on the following terms:

  • The Kirkland Endowment shall be collectively referred to by Hamilton as the Kirkland Endowment;
  • The restrictions placed on the time or purpose of use of each fund by its original donor or donors shall be honored;
  • The Kirkland Endowment shall be used to support women and their needs and interests at Hamilton;
  • There shall be an Advisory Committee for the Kirkland Endowment (“Advisory Committee’) which shall adopt policies and procedures to assure that the restrictions set forth in the above two paragraphs are observed and shall from time to time recommend any and all specific uses to be made of funds comprising the Kirkland Endowment to the Board of Trustees of Hamilton.

Dear Kirkland College Alumnae friends and colleagues,

As we move further into 2016, please allow me to introduce myself: I am Associate Professor Vivyan Adair (Women’s Studies) the current chair of your Kirkland Endowment Activities Committee (KEAC). It has been my greatest pleasure to have chaired and co-chaired (last year with Professor Michelle LeMasurier, Mathematics) the KEAC for four years now. Our goal has been to act as liaison facilitating and fulfilling your generous and innovative vision and crucial support by carefully dispersing funds supporting work that advances our understanding of issues that significantly impact a broad and inclusive range of women at Hamilton College and in the world. A detailed reflection of our work on behalf of the KEAC for the year can be viewed here.

We thank you sincerely and wish you well as we continue into 2016.
For the KEAC and my co-chair Associate Professor Michelle LeMasurier,
Vivyan C. Adair, PhD
Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies