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 November 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: Eric Lovelin & Molly Lovelin
Reunion Fund Committee Members: Sarah Dawe, Andrew Deming, Jillian DeVleming, Amy Kunkel-Patterson Ly, John Carlson
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: $125,000 in gifts and pledges with 100% participation
25th Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Deborah Grubb Moskovitz, Troy Husband
Reunion Fund Committee Members: Monica Armstrong, Susan Robertson Cackler, Norman Cheuk, Megin Flaherty Edwards, Torun Harrah, Robert Hinnen, Leigh Ann Lucero, Nancy Post Malko, Eric Miller, Kathi Pearce, Mark Rathbun
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: $150,0000 in gifts and pledges with 100% attendance and participation
40th Reunion Committee Co-Chairs: Michael Flannery, Michael Ricketts, Maureen Sullivan, Debra Aucutt Toews, Patricia Walsh-Coughlan
Reunion Committee Members: Jerry Barbour, Kurt Casad, Susan Dahlberg Candace Franks Murray, Vince Theel
Project: To honor the milestone anniversary of our graduation from Whitman College 50 years ago, the Class of 1967 has selected the Living at Whitman Initiative for its class project. The Living at Whitman Initiative includes the construction of a new sophomore residence hall and a dining complex, both of which will draw together students, faculty, and staff from all across campus and help build community. Whether you choose to make a gift to the 50th Reunion Fund for Living at Whitman or to a project of your own choosing, all gifts will count toward the reunion fund total.
Goals: Giving Participation: 100%; Class Gift: $500,000
50th Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Jim De Meules, Jeanne Eagleson, Dennis McNair, Leota Phillips Shaner
Class Representative: Jeanne Eagleson
Associate Class Representatives: Dave King, Dennis McNair, Mary Glyer Olsen, Alice Judy Shorett
50th Reunion Fund Committee Members: Cyrus "Gordon" Anderson, Liz Meugniot Anderson, Darrell Baggs, Bill Hall, Marty Keever Hall, Sydney Wallace Hatch, Mal Higgins, Bruce Jones, Craig Lesley, Peter Newland, Tom Oldfield, Sherryl Arch Parks, Sally Smethurst Raker, Robbie Scott, Chris Stone, John Wolthausen