Reunion giving tops $7 million

Reunion giving tops $7 million

June 2, 2014

Adam Wald '94
Adam Wald '94

Thanks to the efforts of 200 volunteers and more than 1300 alumni who made gifts, total giving by this year’s reunion classes topped $7 million, an increase of 60 percent over last year and the highest total since 2009.

"Our gifts, regardless of their size, support every aspect of the Skidmore experience: from scholarships, to the collaborative faculty-student relationships that are at the heart of a Skidmore education, to student life programs, the great work at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, to the success of our student-athletes both on the field and in the classroom," said Reunion Chair and Alumni Association Board member Adam Wald '94. "Our gifts support the wonderful advancements so evident on campus today, from this beautiful facility where we gather today, to the recently opened Sussman Village, and to our newest campus project: The Center for Integrative Sciences.  In short, our gifts ensure continued greatness for Skidmore College."

During the Aliumni Recognition Ceremony at Reunion, Wald cited the achievements of the various classes who had contributed:

  • The 50th Reunion Gift accounted for more than a quarter of the total, with 140 alumni from the Class of 1964 contributing $2,149,200; 
  • The Class of 1959 swept every Reunion category, setting a new 55th Annual Fund Reunion record of $314,347, a new 55th Reunion overall total of $1,590,000, and a new 55th Reunion FOP record with 18; 
  • The Class of 1999 set a 15th Reunion record with $184,280 in overall gifts;
  • The Class of 1949 set a 65th reunion FOP record with 10.
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