Alumni reunion committees have established class giving goals and pledged their support in honor of their reunions. While gifts can be designated to any area, program or effort at Colorado College, some reunion classes have decided to support the Annual Fund or particular programs of interest.
The 50th reunion class has established the Class of 1966 Scholarship and hopes to unlock an additional $100,000 for CC scholarships through the Endowed Scholarship Challenge 101.
“We thought we would go for it and establish a $100,000 goal for our scholarship,” says Dan Cooper ’66. “The challenge is a great introduction to planned giving — and a great way to multiply the impact of our gifts.”
By December 31, 2016, the class raised more than the minimum $100,000 required to endow the Class of 1966 Scholarship and qualified for the challenge, through which an anonymous donor has committed an additional $100,000 for CC scholarships through estate plans.
“Our gift centers on the importance of giving back to CC,” Cooper says, “because many of us in the Class of 1966 have been able to do great things in life as a result of our Colorado College educations.”
Including the scholarship, the Class of 1966 has exceeded its overall gift goal of $792,092, raising more than $1 million for its gift.
The 50th Class reunion included numerous events for those returning for their milestone reunion, such as the Fifty Year Club Induction Ceremony.
1966 Class Gift
Class Gift Goal: $792,092
Class Gift Progress: $1,297,706*
Participation Goal: 50% or 114 donors
Participation Progress: 51% or 119 donors*
*as of 12/31/16