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Reunion giving tops $4.2 million

June 25, 2013

Reunion giving tops $4.2 million

June 25, 2013

Thanks to the efforts of 150 volunteers and nearly 1,500 alumni who made gifts, total giving by this year’s reunion classes topped $4.2 million and helped propel the Annual Fund to a new record of $6.9 million.

Adam Wald '94
Adam Wald '94

“Our gifts support the wonderful advancements so evident on campus today, from the renovated dining hall and this beautiful facility where we gather today, the Arthur Zankel Music Center, to the newest campus projects – the Valentine Boat House, and the replacement of Scribner Village that is currently under construction,” said Reunion Chair and Alumni Association Board member Adam Wald ’94. “In short, our gifts ensure continued greatness for Skidmore College.”

During the awards ceremony at Reunion, Wald cited the achievements of the various classes who had contributed. Celebrating their 50th reunion, the Class of 1963 raised more than $1.2 million, including $328,133 for the Annual Fund.  Setting a new College record, 40 members of the class joined the Friends of the Presidents. The Class of 1988 set both a 25th Reunion record and a class record with its gift of nearly $140,000 for the Annual Fund.

In addition:

  • The Class of 1948 raised more than $220,000, a new 65th reunion record;
  • The Class of 1953 achieved 76 percent participation in the Annual Fund tied the record for attendance at a 60th reunion, with 33 classmates returning;
  • The Class of 1978 raised $141,000, their largest gift ever for the Annual Fund;
  • The Class of 1983 set a 30th reunion record for the number of FOPs, 25, and a new class record for total giving of $300,000.

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