Reunion Giving

Reunion giving is a critical component of the Sewanee Fund, accounting for approximately 20—25 percent of the alumni giving total in any given year. Class volunteers are busy calling and emailing classmates throughout the Easter semester to encourage reunion attendance and support for class reunion gifts. During homecoming weekend, this year November 13—15, the volunteers see, often for the first time in years, those they have contacted to "come back to the Mountain." In addition, they can take pride in their reunion class gift totals when announced by the Vice-Chancellor at the Alumni Awards Ceremony on Saturday. Reunion campaigns take place during the fiscal year prior to a class’s homecoming, meaning classes whose graduation year ends in “1” and “6” are currently raising class gifts.

Reunion Records

5th Reunion
44%—Class of 2006
Class of 1999—$22,152
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 1979—$142,160
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 1963—$131,830
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

Reunion Class Goals

Class
Class Chair
$ Goal
% Goal
1967
TBD
$
%
1972
Bill McElveen
$50,000
55%
1977
TBD
$115,000
55%
1982
TBD
$55,000
55%
1987
Michael Harold
$45,000
40%
1992
Fairlie & Mark Herron
$65,000
40%
1997
Land Delot
$32,500
32%
2002
Jane Harrison Fisher
$22,500
35%
2007
Sara Parsons
$13,000
45%
2012
Spike Hosch & Kelly O'Mara
$7,500
35%