A testimony of early alumni support for Whitman is found in the “Class of 1908 Bridge” near Maxey Hall and the Cordiner Glen. Dedicated in 1918 on the occasion of their 10th reunion, the footbridge is an example of the legacy that your reunion fund gift through the reunion scholarship will offer for future generations of students. Each year, four reunion funds are chaired by volunteers from the 10th, 25th, 40th, and 50th reunion classes. All gifts in this fiscal year and pledges for the next four years from classmates are counted in the reunion fund, regardless of designation.
As you reflect on your contribution to the reunion fund, please consider making a gift this year and including a pledge for the following four years. As an example, to maximize your support towards your class project, you might consider a $5,000 gift to your reunion fund — a gift of $1,000 this year with a pledge of $4,000 to be paid over the next four years.
In the October issue of the Whitman magazine, all contributors are featured by class year in the College's annual report of gifts. Classmates who make contributions exceeding $1,000 in a fiscal year are also recognized as members of the President's Gift Societies.
For more information about your class's reunion fund, contact Brian Dohe, Director, Annual Fund.
Project: Launched in 2000, the 10th Reunion Scholarship Endowment celebrates this milestone reunion through a need-based scholarship fund.
Goal: $25,000 in gifts and pledges with 100% participation
10th Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Drew Shoals and Johnny Keyes
Reunion Fund Committee Members: Elisabeth Carr, Lindsey Gehrig, Ju Ju Guo, Keith Jarrett, Andrea Klein, Charlie Klein, Ben Kubany, Krissy Stautz McBoyle, Laura Moran, Beth Pearson, Julie Silipo, Megan Takagi, David Young
Project: The 25th Reunion Scholarship Endowment was established by the College to ensure that each graduating class can contribute to the benefit of future generations by making a substantial donation at its 25th Reunion.
Goal: $150,000 in gifts and pledges with 100% participation
25th Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Kevin and Elizabeth Smith Hight, Nicole J. and Mark E. McDonald
Reunion Fund Committee Members: Scott P. Alderman, Kimberlee Noll Amsbaugh, Wendy Kimmel Baldwin, Stacy Chatfield, Diane Miesen Dedrick, Natalie M. Fousekis, Scott D. Freck, Jodi Donato Freudenberger, Thomas Raymond Hagley, Jr., K. Joseph Hurt, Jade D. Larrabee, Angela Kelly McBride, John E. Moe, Allison C. Munch-Rotolo, Gregory G. Saliba, Rosalind Clarke Thompson, Angela J. Ursino
Project: The 40th Reunion Scholarship Endowment was established to ensure that future generations of students will have the opportunity to attend Whitman College. You may honor this milestone anniversary of your graduation from Whitman by supporting the 40th Reunion Scholarship, or you may designate your gift to a project of your choosing.
Goal: Attendance: 50%; Giving Participation: 100%; Class Gift: $175,000
40th Reunion Committee Co-Chairs: Rick Blamey and Bob Carmody
Class Representative: Regina Daniels Butler
Reunion Committee Members: Shirley Davis Bishop, Dana Howard Botka, Carole Grannis Cannon, Deborah Runciman Eistetter, Graham T. Gerald, Patricia A. Hansen, Charles H. Henager, Jr., T. Jeffrey Keane, C. Casey Mickelson, Lynn Kamman Mickelson, Gareth Penrose Montgomery, Mary Zoe Niklas, Ronald C. Oshima, Gretchen Beilstein Ramey, Michael T. Reynvaan, John M. Riley III, Cynthia Cleary Simpson
Project: The 50th Reunion Scholarship Endowment is a fund that all 50th reunion classes can contribute to on this milestone anniversary of their graduation from Whitman College. Whether you choose to make a gift to the 50th Reunion Scholarship Endowment or a project of your own choosing, all gifts count toward the reunion fund total.
Goals: Attendance: 50%; Giving Participation: TBD; Class Gift: TBD
50th Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Linda King Brewer, Wes Schroeder, John Reed
50th Reunion Fund Committee Members: TBD