Reunion is a time to reflect on the impact Clarkson has had on your life. Clarkson presented you with opportunities to grow and learn – it’s where you found your place in the world and developed relationships that have stood the test of time. Your reunion gift is powerful because it will help guarantee that the students of today and tomorrow can enjoy the meaningful Clarkson experience that has added so much to your life.
Your gift and participation matters. To view additional ways to make your gift, please click here.
Celebrate During Reunion Weekend!
During Reunion Weekend, we want to celebrate your Reunion Giving accomplishments! Classes will be competing against each other for special recognition in the following categories as you strive to reach your class giving and participation goals:
- Most Dollars Raised: recognition for the class that raises the most dollars in their Reunion year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) through annual gifts and payments, pledges, capital gifts, and planned gifts. Gifts toward any designation at Clarkson count toward your class gift. However, we encourage you to make your special gift to the Clarkson Fund, in honor of your Reunion, as we currently allocate all Clarkson Fund dollars to provide scholarship support to students who deserve access to the CU experience.
- Highest Class Giving Participation: recognition for the class that has the highest percentage rate of classmates who contribute to their class gift in their Reunion year.
- Most Roundtable Society Members: recognition for the class that has the highest number of classmates who join the Roundtable Society by making a gift at a Roundtable level in their Reunion year. A Roundtable gift is a leadership level gift that elevates the University’s ability to continue its mission, providing an excellent education and experience for the students. Donors who are in this Society also receive special benefits. If you are already a member, thank you – you are already counted in the number this year!
- Most Annie Clarkson Society Members: recognition for the class that has the highest number of classmates who are in the Annie Clarkson Society (ACS). To join the ACS in your Reunion year, one must create an endowment or planned gift (by June 30, 2021), such as a bequest, life-income gift, or gift of life insurance. By joining the Annie Clarkson Society you are receiving a personal benefit while leaving a lasting legacy at Clarkson that will support current and future students. If you are already a member, thank you – you are already counted in the number this year!
Help Your Class Win: Take the 2021 Reunion Giving Challenge!
To take the Challenge, make your special gift at the Roundtable Level and/or commit to a 5-year pledge, at any amount, annually. The entire amount of your pledge will count toward your class gift so long as your first payment is made by June 30, 2021. By taking the Challenge, you may be eligible to receive exclusive invitations to Presidential events at Reunion and your gift makes a bigger impact for current and future students! Click HERE to make your gift or set up your pledge today!
Contact Melissa Todd, assistant director of annual giving programs at 315-268-3734.