I hope that you’ve all been doing well and having a good amount of fun wherever the nine-ish months since graduation have taken you. For me, that’s to Philadelphia for a copywriting job (proof that you can do something with a BA in English). I’ve already had the chance to connect with a handful of our classmates and other alums in the area and have enjoyed being a part of the GOLD Alumni committee working to find new ways we can all stay connected and involved with Hamilton.
I bet everyone can agree—it’s always a fun moment to cross paths with someone from the Hill on a busy city street or (being the more likely) in a crowded bar. They’re great reminders of the good times we all shared together—experiences that we owe, in large part, to the generosity of the students that came before us.
That said, I have some fun Annual Fund related news to share. As I’m sure you all know, alumni giving is one of the largest sources of funds for the College, and class participation is definitely a point of prestige for Hamilton (we’re way up there compared to the rest of the NESCAC). Lucky for us recent grads, Hamilton is pretty understanding of our post-grad financial statuses, too.
That’s why our most important goal for giving as a class is participation—and right now, participation is even more important as a part of the “What’s Your Number?” campaign. You probably saw the email from Steve Sadove a few weeks ago, but I’ll sum it up in case you missed it. Essentially, if 11,000 donors make a gift to the Annual Fund by June 30th, Hamilton will receive an anonymous gift of $1 million dedicated to scholarships, Career Center programs, and the Writing and Oral Communications Centers. Pretty great, right?
The size of the gift doesn’t matter for this campaign as much as participation, and any donation goes a long way towards the goal. You can make your gift online easily and securely: over 20% of our class has given already (that’s about 100 of us), and I encourage everyone to take part so we can help reach the 11,000-strong goal. I’m #4361—what’s your number?
If anyone has questions, comments, or needs a deciding vote on the best Philly cheese steak, feel free to let me know. Or, you can always contact our class officers.
2013 Class Agent