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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit your CLASS PAGE for the most up-to-date information about your ReUnion (click on your class year below).
- Garnet Guard
- 1939 Class Page - 75th ReUnion
- 1944 Class Page - 70th ReUnion
- 1949 Class Page - 65th ReUnion
- 1954 Class Page - 60th ReUnion
- 1959 Class Page - 55th ReUnion
- 1964 Class Page - 50th ReUnion
- 1969 Class Page - 45th ReUnion
- 1974 Class Page - 40th ReUnion
- 1979 Class Page - 35th ReUnion
- 1984 Class Page - 30th ReUnion
- 1989 Class Page - 25th ReUnion
- 1994 Class Page - 20th ReUnion
- 1999 Class Page - 15th ReUnion
- 2004 Class Page - 10th ReUnion
- 2009 Class Page - 5th ReUnion
- 2013 Class Page - 1st ReUnion