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.

10th | 25th | 40th | 50th | Giving information for other reunions


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10 Reunion – Class of 2008
2018 Reunion Weekend, September 27-30, 2018

Project: The Class of 2008 will celebrate their milestone reunion with a gift to both the 10th Reunion Scholarship Endowment, a need based scholarship fund, and to Access Whitman, scholarship and student aid for current funding.

Goal: $25,000 in gifts and pledges with 75% participation

10th Reunion Co-Chairs: Haley Albertine and Ashley Gevaart Durkin

Reunion Committee Members: Alana Kaholokula, Sally Sorte, Matthew Stenovec, Catherine van Oppen



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25th Reunion - Class of 1993
2018 Reunion Weekend, September 27-30, 2018

Project: The Class of 1993 will support the 25th Reunion Scholarship Endowment, a need based scholarship fund and the Access Whitman Initiative which provides scholarship and student aid for current funding.

Goal: $125,000 in gifts and pledges with 60% participation

25th Reunion Co-Chairs: Paul Bouchey and Mark Metcalf

Reunion Committee Members:  Amy McElfresh, Kristin Ballinger, Jessica Burles, Jessie Cadigan, Matt Cadigan, Kate Flexer, Derek Jentzsch, Jamelah Leddy, Russ Oliver, Mike Rogoway, Ben Smith, Sarah Staiger, Rick Turocczy



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40th Reunion Fund - Class of 1978
2018 Reunion Weekend, September 27-30, 2018

Project: To honor the milestone anniversary of our graduation from Whitman College 40 years ago, the Class of 1978 has selected the Access Whitman Initiative for its class project. Access Whitman provides scholarship and student aid for current funding. Whether you choose to make a gift to the 40th Reunion Fund or to a project of your choosing, all gifts will count toward the reunion fund total.

Goal: $197,800 in gifts and pledges with 78% participation

Reunion Committee Co-Chairs: Mary Deming Barber, Jennifer Brown Coleman, Jim Edmunds, Dan Esterly

Reunion Committee Members: Barb Stephens Anderson, Donna Mitchell Atkinson, Anne Basye, Tom Eglin, Karen Nelson Howe, Jason Goertz, Cora Bond Lombardi, Kathleen Sullivan McClain, David Troxel, Miyon Yonemoto Kautz


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50th Reunion Fund - Class of 1968
50th Reunion Weekend, May 17-20, 2018

Project: To honor the milestone anniversary of our graduation from Whitman College 50 years ago, the Class of 1968 chose to support the Access Whitman Initiative, which provides scholarship and student aid for current use, and to continue funding the Class of 1968 Scholarship Endowment. Whether you choose to make a gift to the 50th Reunion Fund for Scholarship and Student Funding or to a project of your own choosing, all gifts will count toward the reunion fund total.

Goals: $500,000 in gifts and pledges with 68% participation

50th Reunion Fund Co-Chairs:
Steve MacRostie, Michael “Sandy” McClinton, Karen Jacobson McNair, Bob Niemann and Ann Hunter-Welborn

50th Reunion Fund Committee Members: Dean Brett, Ed Carr, Chuck Cusack, Andy Ferrari, Charlie Gates, Gary Jones, Karen Luppold Lau, Sally Mathiason Light, Marsha Franks Munson, Lee Spencer, Mary Lou Schobinger Sumioka, Steve Sumioka, Larry Turnbull, Don Woodworth

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