The Yale College classes of 1877 and 1892 made the first reunion gifts to the university. Not to be outdone, other classes soon took up the challenge. Today, the tradition of reunion giving inspires some alumni to make significant capital commitments beyond regular Alumni Fund gifts, strengthens alumni participation in giving, and encourages ongoing annual giving. Reunion campaigns account for a significant portion of cash received by the university each year, providing essential endowment and current use support. Reunions are a time to recognize not just new gifts made during the reunion campaign, but nearly all contributions from classmates over a five-year period.
We are recruiting Reunion Gift Chairs for the Class of 2010 (10th Reunion) and the Class of 2015 (5th Reunion). Contact Kristin Walton at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering!