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Annual Giving


Class of 1963

Reunion Class Giving

Participation goal:  70%
As of May 1:  54%
Donors needed as of May 1:  26

Your Reunion Planning Committee is working hard to create a meaningful, event-filled 50th anniversary weekend on June 6-9, 2013. We hope to see everyone from the Class of 1963.

For past reunions, our class has had a tradition providing extra support to the College beyond the all-important Annual Fund. At our 25th Reunion, we established the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award; at our 30th, we created the Class of 1963 Faculty Fellowship. Both are fully funded and meeting their aim of enhancing academic life on the Hill.

For our 50th Reunion, we elected to support a recent initiative at Hamilton: the Multicultural Peer Mentoring Project, or MP2. This program supports first-year students as they begin their Hamilton education. Although open to any new student who desires a peer mentor, it is designed for international, first-generation (first in the family to attend college) and historically underrepresented students who face special challenges in transitioning to college life. MP2 facilitates relationships between first-year students and experienced student mentors who offer assistance and support throughout the first year at Hamilton.

If you have given to the Annual Fund in recent years, now is an excellent time to renew your support at a higher level, and even to join the 1812 Leadership Circle as a signature gesture of gratitude to Hamilton. You may also wish to support the Class of 1963 Peer Mentoring Fund on the occasion of this our most important reunion.

We hope you will join our classmates as a donor in one or more of these ways:

  • Hamilton College Annual Fund
  • Class of 1963 Peer Mentoring Fund – Currently Expendable (counts in the Annual Fund but restricted to this program; gift is spent in the year given)
  • Class of 1963 Peer Mentoring Fund – Endowment (a permanent fund a portion of whose income is spent annually to support the program)

You may also wish to explore these further resources for giving to Hamilton:

The Honor Roll of Donors is updated daily. If you gave last year, your name turns from gray to gold when you renew your gift. All other donors will add their names to the list (in gold) when they offer their support.

Please watch for more news about our reunion in June and plan now to be with us.

John F. Conroy ’63
Perry L. Wheaton ’63
Reunion Gift Co-Chairs