Reunion Giving 2015 - True Blue Weekend, October 9-11, 2015
Reunions are important milestones and the perfect occasion for alumni to commemorate their place in Hartwick's history, reflect on what Hartwick means to them, and renew their ties to Oyaron Hill. Reunion celebrations are also a time when classes focus their fundraising efforts to increase giving in support of undergraduate education. As you return to campus for your class reunion, we hope you will consider how your reunion gift can help make the Hartwick experience as unique and meaningful for today's students as it was for you.
Reunion giving provides a strong foundation for Hartwick. Your gift demonstrates a vote of confidence in the College. The highest priority for reunion campaigns is The Hartwick Fund, which supports the core needs of the College, providing unrestricted dollars for scholarships, academic programs, and student life. Unrestricted gifts to the annual fund provide a critical bridge between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running the College. This allows President Drugovich to respond to the College's most pressing financial concerns and provide the flexibility to seize unique and important opportunities.
Why am I being asked to give during my reunion?
Hartwick College depends on the generosity, enthusiasm, and class spirit of reunion classes to anchor the Annual Fund. While celebrating a reunion is a catalyst among our alumni for increased financial support, the class campaign also helps strengthen individual and class ties by renewing shared class feelings of pride and loyalty. Successful reunion classes set the pace of both Reunion attendance and the Annual Fund, and help to inspire other classes through their Class Reunion campaigns. Your class gift, along with those of other reunion classes, will have a profound impact on the College's ability to continue to offer a premier liberal arts education.
Thank you for taking time to consider your gift to the College in honor of your reunion. We will see you on the Hill in October - make sure to save the date, October 9-11, 2015.
Gifts and pledges to all Hartwick College departments and programs during the fiscal year are recognized in the class total. Your gift will be counted in the class giving total, which is measured in two ways: total dollars contributed and class participation rate. These totals do not include estate gifts donated to Hartwick College.
Any class member can lead by example by making a leadership gift and serving as a Class Agent volunteer. Reconnect with classmates, reminisce about your Hartwick experience, and share why you support today's students. Experience the growing tradition of reunion volunteerism, rediscover Hartwick, and make a difference to your class and to the students who benefit from the Hartwick Fund. Learn more about Class Agent volunteer opportunities ...