Reunion classes raise nearly $4.2 million in 2016

Brandeis’ Reunion 2016 classes showed their collective commitment to the University by raising nearly $4.2 million.

“We are thrilled at the level of support from our Reunion classes,” says Nancy Winship, P’10, P’12, senior vice president of institutional advancement. “These alumni are showing their passion for Brandeis.”

In all, members of the Classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 raised $4,161,377 in gifts and pledges by the close of the fiscal year on June 30. Highlights included:

  • The Class of 1956 collected $755,955 – the most of any class, Reunion or non-Reunion – from 53 percent of the class, representing the highest participation and increase over the previous fiscal year of any class. Every alum who attended Reunion made a gift.
  • The Classes of 1961 and 1966 both had a 7 percent increase in gift participation over the previous fiscal year, the second-highest increase of all classes, Reunion or non-Reunion.
  • The Class of 1976 raised $645,347 in gifts and pledges for its 40th Reunion, the most the class has ever secured for a Reunion.
  • The Class of 1981 established the L. Anthony “Tony” Sutin '81 Memorial Scholarship.
  • The Class of 2001 raised $298,386, a new record for a 15th Reunion class.
  • The Class of 2011 won this year’s annual BOLD challenge between the 5th and 10th Reunion classes with 19 percent participation.

Categories: Giving, Reunion
Date: August 24, 2016