Reunion Giving

Reunion Weekend

Reunion giving is a critical component of the Sewanee Fund, accounting for approximately 20-25 percent of the alumni giving total in any fiscal year. Class volunteers are busy calling and emailing classmates throughout the Easter semester to encourage reunion attendance and support for class reunion gifts. During reunion weekend, this year June 6-9, 2019, the volunteers see, often for the first time in years, those whom they have contacted to come back to the Mountain. Reunion campaigns take place during the fiscal year of a class’s reunion, meaning classes whose graduation year ends in “4” and “9” are currently raising class gifts.

For information on Reunion Weekend 2019 (June 6-9), please visit Sewanee Gateway - Reunion Weekend.

Reunion Class Goals

Class
Class Chair
$ Goal
% Goal
1969
Bill Davis
$40,000
55%
1974
Tica Gibson
$40,000
50%
1979
Scott Ferguson
$135,000
60%
1984
Trippe Cheek
$140,000
50%
1989
Michael Reeves, Scott Smith, & Sarah Sitton Wilson
$80,000
55%
1994
Sewanee Fund
$50,000
45%
1999
Colleen Beecken Rye & Robert Birdsey
$55,000
37%
2004
Catherine Box
$17,000
40%
2009
Hudson Byrd
$18,000
35%
2014
Jenay Lightfoot & Kimpton Langford
$12,000
35%

 

Reunion Records

5th Reunion
44%—Class of 2006
Class of 2013—$23,333
10th Reunion
50%—Class of 1990
Class of 1998—$31,829
15th Reunion
53%—Class of 1989
Class of 1989—$53,642
20th Reunion
69%—Class of 1981
Class of 1983—$81,336
25th Reunion
69%—Class of 1977
Class of 1993—$210,725
30th Reunion
65%—Class of 1973
Class of 1976—$123,721
35th Reunion
61%—Class of 1967
Class of 1979—$268,697
40th Reunion
80%—Class of 1970
Class of 1977—$235,502
45th Reunion
100%—Class of 1970
Class of 1963—$128,441
50th Reunion
80%—Class of 1949
Class of 1952—$4,833,714 *

* capital gifts and new planned gift disclosures are included in 50th reunion totals