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Annual Giving

Reunion Giving — 50th Reunion Gift Fund

Alumni who are celebrating reunions have long been a central source of strength for Hamilton’s Annual Fund providing extraordinary financial support and strong participation. In particular, classes celebrating their 25th and 50th Reunions are traditionally among the largest sources of philanthropy for the fund.

In recognition of the milestone 50th-reunion year, Hamilton has established a new policy for counting reunion gifts. Starting in your 46th year and continuing through your 50th, every contribution you make to Hamilton — plus any pledges committed by June 30 of your 50th year — will count toward the class’s reunion gift total.

This multi-year counting period is intended to provide you and your classmates with more time to achieve the level of giving you desire in honor of this special capstone event and the flexibility to fulfill your intentions at a time that best suits your circumstances.

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What Can You Do?

Start with what makes Hamilton alumni renowned. Maintain and enhance your commitment to the Annual Fund, which provides significant revenue for financial aid, academic programs and co-curricular activities. Annual Fund gifts are the lifeblood of the College, year after year.

Add to your philanthropy as you are able, in support of other College needs. A few examples of how others before you have supported Hamilton beyond their Annual Fund contribution:

  • Gifts for endowment funds for scholarships, faculty support or other ongoing needs;
  • Capital gifts for campus facilities, including studio arts, theatre or museum; or
  • Designated gifts to a special class fund, academic departments orny program on campus (athletics, choir, arboretum, etc.) that has special meaning to you.

Plan your gift

For many people outright contributions are the most efficient way to contribute. For others, planned gift vehicles 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.