ReUnion 2014 Information

Supporting your ReUnion Gift Effort

Supporting your class ReUnion gift effort is a gratifying part of your ReUnion celebration. While providing a powerful reason for increased financial support to Union College, ReUnion philanthropy helps strengthen individual and class ties with the College by renewing shared class feelings of pride and loyalty. It's a shared legacy. 

Contributions to the Annual Fund, restricted gifts and planned gifts from class members, as well as matching gifts from corporations and foundations, all count in reunion gift totals. Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund are the College's top fund-raising priority, but all contributions matter and serve to advance the mission of Union. Generation U alumni from the classes of ’13, '04 and '09 are reminded that their Annual Fund gifts and participation are equally important!

Reunion Giving — 25th ReUnion Gift & 50th ReUnion Gift

Alumni who are celebrating ReUnion have long been a central source of strength for Union’s Annual Fund providing extraordinary financial support and strong participation. In particular, classes celebrating their 25th and 50th Reunions are traditionally among the largest sources of philanthropy for the fund. We encourage those of you from these special ReUnion years to consider a stretch gift to honor your milestone. 

What is Counted

Union has established a new policy for counting ReUnion gifts beginning with your gift in 2013-2014. Starting 4 years before your ReUnion year, every contribution you make to Union College — plus any pledges committed over the 5 years following your ReUnion— will count toward the class’s ReUnion gift total. 

This multi-year counting period is intended to provide you and your classmates with more time to achieve the level of giving you desire in honor of your special capstone event and the flexibility to fulfill your intentions at a time that best suits your circumstances.

Plan it out

or many people outright contributions are the most efficient way to contribute. For others, planned gift vehicles provide the means to do more for the College, sometimes providing additional tax advantages as well. Outright and planned gifts, or some combination, are all counted.


The volunteers for each alumni class set two fundraising goals and work with their classmates and College staff to achieve them:

  • Participation:

The number of classmates who contribute a gift to the College during their reunion year results in a percentage of participation that should be significantly higher than in non-reunion years.

  • Class Gift:

The class gift is composed of the cumulative amount of money received by the College during the four years leading to ReUnion weekend and can include pledges for the next 5 years. 

Volunteers can make a difference through leadership and support of the ReUnion class gift. If you would like to help your class leave a legacy, please contact the Annual Fund at


Visit your CLASS PAGE for the most up-to-date information about your ReUnion (click on your class year below).