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Class challenges offer opportunities to increase your gift to Putney!
If you have any questions about these challenges, or would like to arrange a challenge for your class, please contact Carlotta Brelsford Cuerdon '80, Annual Fund Manager.
Reunion Year: Class of 1953
In honor of its 60th reunion, the class of '53 is striving for 60% participation in the Annual Fund. This goal can be achieved when 24 members of the class make a contribution. As of April 18, five members of the class have made a gift. Please make your gift today and call a classmate and encourage him or her to join you in supporting Putney.
Reunion Year: Class of 1963
With their landmark 50th Reunion in June, the class of ’63 is aiming to raise $50,000. Already they have a good start as over $5,000 has been given or pledged. Classmates, join in the support and be ready to celebrate in June! Please send in your envelope or make your gift online.
Reunion Year: Classes of 1977, 1978, & 1979
These classes are challenging each other to see which class can raise the most money for Putney by the time Reunion rolls around in June. The losing class serves breakfast in bed (or the dorm common room) to the winning classes on Sunday morning of Reunion weekend. Gifts to all funds count, including established funds in honor of Gary Burch ’77 and Mary Richardson Kennedy ’77. Do your part to be sure your class is on top come Reunions, click here to make your gift!
Results of the “The Breakfast Challenge” as of April 8, 2013
Class of 1977: 28 donors, $17,090 total. $12,665 Annual Fund; $3,475 Gary Burch Memorial; $770 Mary Richardson Kennedy Fund
Class of 1978: 8 donors, $2,235 total. $685 Annual Fund; $1,550 Gary Burch Memorial
Class of 1979: 11 donors, $8,945 total. $8,920 Annual Fund; $25 Gary Burch Memorial
A Reunion page is currently under construction, which will contain more complete challenge results.
Class of 1982
An anonymous classmate is matching each gift dollar-for-dollar, and for those who gave last year and continue to give this year, an additional $50 will be kicked in. Take advantage of this opportunity to double your donation to Putney by sending in your gift today.
Class of 1986
Aided by a giving challenge offered by a classmate starting two years ago, the ’86s have gone from participation rates below 10% to rates well over 20%. This will be the third year of this successful challenge: For every ’86 who meets or exceeds his or her gift from last year an additional $75 will be contributed to Putney’s Annual Fund. For any ’86 who makes a gift who didn’t make one last year, an additional $50 will be contributed to Putney’s Annual Fund. Keep up the great rates and make your gift now to Putney!
Reunion Year: Class of 1988
25 for 25! With their 25th Reunion rolling around in June, the class of 1988 has set a goal of dramatically increasing their participation levels in the Annual Fund. With a classmate matching the first 25 gifts at dollar-for-dollar up to $100 per individual gift, the class has a big incentive to reach their goal. With participation levels historically under 10%, this ambitious goal would put the class above 50% participation. Can they do it? Call a classmate and encourage him or her to make a gift.
Reunion Year: Class of 1993
To help celebrate the class’s 20th reunion this June, an anonymous classmate is generously donating $50 to Putney for each gift made by a member of the class. It doesn’t matter the size of your donation, every gift qualifies, so take advantage of this generous offer and make your gift today!
Class of 1996
Out of the blue, a member of the class of '96 has offered to match classmates' gifts to the Annual Fund, 2-to-1! This means if you give $100, Putney will receive an additional $200, resulting in a $300 total gift to the school. You can't beat that return on your investment anywhere! Now is the time to make a truly significant gift to the school; please click here to make your donation today!
Class of 1997
The ’97s hit an all-time class high of 32% participation last year during their 15th Reunion year. This is a very impressive figure, particularly for such a young class. Credit goes to class agents Vasya Dostoinov and Joshu Harris who are always seeking out new ways to encourage classmates to give their support. This year the class has opted to target its Annual Fund gifts toward two projects that are included in the operating budget: an inner door and insulation improvements to the bread oven in the KDU, and acquisition of costumes for the spring musical Jesus Christ, Superstar. As extra incentive to make a gift, Joshu and Vasya will together donate $20 for each donor who meets or exceeds the gift he or she made the previous year, or for each new or returning donor. Click here to make your gift, or email Carlotta in the Annual Fund office to determine your gift amount from last year.
Class of 2001
Building on the successful push to increase participation over the past couple of years, classmates Jamie Duong, Liz Pardue, and Eva Niepagenkemper are once again offering incentives to encourage classmates to give. The facts: When you make your Annual Fund gift to Putney, these three will kick in $10 each, or $30 altogether, to Putney’s Annual Fund. If you have never given before, this amount increases to $40. You can’t get a better return on your investment anywhere. Please take them up on this incredible offer and do your part to help Putney!