What's so great about Reunion Weekend? Well...everything! And you can make it even better by participating in Reunion Giving.
What is Reunion Giving?
Reunion Giving is a yearlong fundraising campaign that takes place in the months leading up to your reunion. If you're celebrating a reunion in 2014 and you want to participate in Reunion Giving, all you have to do is make a gift or pledge payment-of any amount and to any area-between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
Why participate in Reunion Giving?
There are so many reasons to participate in Reunion Giving. Here are just a few:
- You think changing the life of a student is a pretty good return on investment.
- You know that alumni giving rates affect college rankings, and a higher ranking will make your Queens degree more valuable.
- You want to give back to Queens, because Queens has given so much to you.
- You want your class to win the reunion giving challenge (the class with the highest participation rate will enjoy special recognition at Reunion Weekend).
- You love Queens.
So the real question is, why not participate in Reunion Giving?
How can I contribute towards my Reunion Class Gift?
All gifts, pledges, and bequests to the Queens Fund and/or any department, program, or athletic team during this fiscal year (from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014) will count toward reunion giving totals.
In addition to a traditional single donation to Queens, you can also give back in any of the following ways:
- A multi-year pledge: If you make a gift and pledge to support Queens for the next few years, the total amount of your gift plus your multi-year pledge will count in towards your class gift. For example, if you make a gift to the Queens Fund at the Royal Society level ($1,500) and make a multi-year pledge to the Tennis Complex Campaign for the same amount for the next four years ($6,000 total), your combined total of $7,500 will be included in your Reunion Class Gift.
- Estimates from bequests: Reunion is an opportunity to reflect on what Queens has meant to us and to help ensure that our alma mater will endure for generations. You can give through a planned gift (you can make a bequest for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate). The estimated dollar amount pledged from your bequest will be counted in our Reunion Gift totals. Once the University has been informed that Queens is in your will, you will become a member of the Thelma Albright Society.
- Matching gifts from corporations: If you (or your spouse) work for a matching gift company, you may double or even triple the value of your gift. Forms are available in your human resources department. Please check when matching gift requests are processed as some companies only match once a year.
Gifts given by family members or friends in your honor: If someone makes a gift to Queens University "in honor of" you and your Reunion, those dollars will also count in our class gift.
More questions? Please contact:
Assistant Director of Annual Giving