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Students attend a painting demonstration at The Pennsylvania Academy of he Fine Arts (PAFA). (Images courtesy of PAFA.)

Pumpkin Pie (left) and James (far right) are two horses eager to work with the children at Thorncroft. (Images courtesy of Thorncroft.)

"Every child is an individual and each has different ways of acquiring, retaining, and expressing information." — Pat Roberts, Co-founder, AIM. (Images courtesy of AIM.)

CVIM partners with area health profession colleges and universities, engaging more than 100 students in the program. (Images courtesy of CVIM.)

Partners in Philanthropy

To address the unique needs of our nonprofit clients, Haverford goes beyond the role of investment manager to contribute the time and expertise of our staff and our direct financial support for their work. Among Haverford's clients are nonprofit organizations dedicated to expanding education, helping children at risk, improving healthcare and expanding access to the arts including those featured here.

Children at risk

Thorncroft Therapeutic Riding helps build the physical, emotional and mental well-being of all people, particularly those with special needs, by establishing an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and love in an equestrian environment. They are committed to a mainstreaming approach for teaching horseback riding and to promoting the development of new and independent therapeutic riding programs. Haverford helped create and execute Thorncroft's investment policy and works to ensure the preservation of their endowment in times of need.

Visit Thorncroft


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is a national leader in fine arts education that brings together artists and the public through exceptional teaching programs, a world-class collection of American art, major exhibitions, and widely accessible public programs. PAFA, as America’s first School of Fine Arts and Museum attracts some of the most committed and promising students from across the country and around the globe to study painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture with a distinguished faculty of working artists. The Museum has assembled what scholars and collectors describe as one of the three finest collections of American art in the world, from colonial masters like John Singleton Copley and Benjamin West, to major contemporary artists such as Red Grooms and Faith Ringgold. Haverford supports the Academy's sophisticated Board and finance committee on Board development, fundraising, friend-raising and investment policy development. We are also the presenting sponsor of one of the Academy's premier annual events.

Visit The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)


AIM~Academy In Manayunk is the vision of a team of professional educators, community leaders and concerned parents who recognized that the Philadelphia region needed to expand the programs and research-to-practice approaches for children with learning differences. While other schools in the region offer learning-disabled children an education, AIM prides itself in a blended approach of combining rigorous academics, visual and performing arts and sports to develop the life-long learner and future leaders of tomorrow. Haverford was there at the start, when the AIM founders shared their vision with us and we showed them how, financially, to turn it into reality. Today, we partner with AIM on everything from investment strategy and Board development to service on the finance committee.

Visit AIM~Academy In Manayunk


Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) coordinates the services of more than 250 volunteer licensed medical and dental professionals and receives donated prescription medications from 30 pharmaceutical providers to serve Chester County's uninsured working poor, who have little or no other access to affordable care. As a partner of CVIM, Haverford not only manages investments but handles stock donation transactions, including title transfer, sale of stock, consolidation with cash donations and processing tax letters for donors.

Visit Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM)

“We have never looked at charitable giving as an expense. We see it as an investment in our community and in our future. The dividend comes in the form of company-wide pride from helping our region be more secure, more viable and better educated.”

— Joe McLaughlin, Chairman & CEO