We are thrilled to welcome back the Hamilton and Kirkland Classes of 1974 from June 6-9, 2024. It will be a tremendous celebration on the Hill!
Dear Hamilton and Kirkland Classes of 1974,
We are excited to welcome the Hamilton and Kirkland Classes of 1974 back to the Hill from June 6-9, 2024, for your 50th reunion celebration. We hope you will enjoy seeing lifelong friends, make new connections, celebrate your life journeys and achievements, and reflect on your memories of your student days!
This is a one-of-a-kind milestone event and is uniquely developed for each class. We encourage you to stay informed and help spread the word to friends. The Class of 1973 set a record for 50th Reunion attendance in June 2023. We’re counting on the ’74s to surpass this goal.
We can’t wait to welcome you back! For more information on how to get involved in your 50th reunion committee, please feel free to contact me directly.
Victoria Kidd ’94
Director of Milestone Reunions
50th Reunion Gift Program
Hamilton has a long history of alumni honoring their 50th milestone with collective philanthropy. Over and above continuing their support of the Hamilton Fund, each class chooses one or more gift purposes to establish a legacy and pay it forward to the next generation of Hamiltonians.
The traditional medallion ceremony for the Kirkland and Hamilton 50th Reunion Class of 1973 kicked things off on Thursday.
Half-Century Annalist Letters
“We soon discovered that the insistence on effective written and oral expression extended well beyond the English Department; it was a campus-wide conspiracy. Other professors who had no business worrying about sentence structure and semicolons got into the act of correcting our mistakes. Eventually, however, we understood that writing was not our fundamental challenge; it was thinking. Because to write or speak clearly, you had to think clearly. And that is what our teachers taught us to do.”
Class of 1973 Annalist Letter (written by Roy Schecter ’73)
“Our personalized education was indeed ‘a sign of the times,’ those turbulent, disturbing, but ultimately inspiring and reinforcing times. We arrived at Kirkland as optimistic, curious, and idealistic students. We left as more mature and courageous risk-takers, determined to make a positive difference in the world.”
Kirkland Half-Century Annalist Letter
For many, outright contributions are the most efficient way to contribute. For others, planned gifts provide the means to do more for Hamilton, sometimes providing additional tax advantages as well. Outright and planned gifts, or some combination, are all counted.
Complete a Memorandum of Understanding to include your estate plan provision in the class gift total.