Reunion Giving

 

All gifts to Sarah Lawrence made in the four years leading up to reunion and during the reunion yar (June 1-May 31) are part of the reunion giving totals. Vitally important to the Collge are gifts to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence during the reunion year. Alumni often consider giving two or three times the amount that they give during non-reunion years.

In addition to your own gift, the following are other kinds of contributions that are included in your class' reunion gift totals:

  • Gifts from any member of a graduating class (including matching gifts and those from family foundations).
  • Gifts in honor of any member of a graduating class (including gifts arranged by corporate or public foundations).
  • Any planned gift that receives Sarah Lawrence gift credit.
  • Confirmations of a bequest provision in a will or living trust.
  • Establishment of a life-income gift.
  • Naming the College as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

In addition to counting as a reunion gift, bequest provisions, life-income gifts, and naming of the College as a beneficiary also earn donors membership in the William & Sarah Lawrence Society.

Please note that event fees or dues do not count as gifts to Sarah Lawrence or reunion.

2020 Reunion Year

2020 is a reunion year for all class years ending in five and zero; the reunion year runs June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. All gifts, restricted and unrestricted, given to Sarah Lawrence College since the close of the last reunion in 2015 count as “Comprehensive Giving” for Reunion 2020.

Make a Reunion Gift

A significant part of the legacy left by each class is the loyal support and inspiration it gives to future generations of Sarah Lawrence students through the class gift.

You can support the College through a single gift, multi-year pledge, or planned giving arrangement.

Help increase class participation rates and gift totals; make your donation before May 31, 2020.

Class Gift Goals

  • Participation
    Participation is a critical indicator of alumni satisfaction with their alma mater. It is also a key benchmark for foundations and corporations when making decisions about grants to the College.
  • Total Gift
    The Fund for Sarah Lawrence gift is the total amount of all unrestricted gifts from any member of the class in the current fiscal year.
  • Comprehensive Reunion Gift
    The five-year comprehensive gift total includes all gifts to restricted and unrestricted funds since the last reunion.

Class Recognition

At reunion, gifts to the College are celebrated during the Reunion Terrace Awards ceremony.

Reunion Terrace Awards
A class receives the Reunion Terrace Award if:

  • Unrestricted gifts to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence total at least $100,000 during the current reunion year.
  • Comprehensive giving totals a minimum of $1,500,000. This includes all class gifts to the College since the last reunion.
  • Comprehensive giving totals a minimum of $500,000 during the current reunion year.
  • The class has 25 percent membership in the William & Sarah Lawrence Society.