What is it?
During the month of September, the 2008 Senior Gift Committee collected ideas for the class gift. After two rounds of voting, the class made their decision, which was announced at a Kick-Off Reception on September 28 in the Science Center's Wellin Atrium (read the story here
The Class of 2008 voted to establish the Class of 2008 Environmental Endowment Fund
, which will be overseen by the Dean of Students and/or Dean of Faculty and used to provide support for projects, undertaken by campus clubs and student organizations that focus on environmental and sustainability initiatives. As the world climate around us continues to change, we are focused on what we can do locally to pave the way globally. From conservation awareness to increased recycling efforts, this fund will help to further "green" Hamilton.
2008: A Record-Breaking Year!
The Class of '08 continued the tradition of over 90% participation rates from years past and made the 2008 Senior Gift Campaign the most successful in Hamilton's history. Thanks to a generous $10,000 Challenge from the Board of Trustees, we significantly increased the impact of our gift.
Updates and Participation Deadlines
At the close of Fiscal Year 2008 (June 30):
- 95.9% (424 members) of the class participated;
- $8,110 contributed by 2008;
- Earned an additional $10,000 in challenge money
- Average gift of $19 per senior (highest average gift ever)
- $52,290 raised in total (including senior, parent, friend and challenge funds) - most total funds ever raised by a senior class!
25% GOAL = +$1,000 in challenge money - Achieved and Exceeded
50% GOAL = +$2,000 in challenge money - Achieved and Exceeded
75% GOAL = +$2,500 in challenge money - Achieved and Exceeded
90% GOAL = +$4.500 in challenge money - Achieved and Exceeded
100% GOAL = President's Cup for highest participation
The Senior Gift was our first opportunity to give back to Hamilton, honor our class and show our pride in our College. If you are a current student who would like to become more involved, please let us know! E-mail us at SrGift@hamilton.edu
or call Director of Young Alumni Giving Dave Steadman '03
Thank you for your exceptional support!
The 2008 Senior Gift Committee
Ned Gilliss & Blythe Winchester
Marco Allodi, Jerome Anderson, Annie Bickerton, Sara Bryant, Taylor Burt, Giorgi Chavleishvilli, Nonny Chizea, Sarah Cornblath, Murtaza Jafri, Matt Linden, Max Mald, Caitlin McGilley, Ryan Messier, Ryan Morris, Ryan Murphy, Daniela Pfister, Liz Pinnie.