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1968 Class Giving

Banner unfurling for class giftDePauw’s alumni are the single largest source of support for the University. Gifts to The Fund for DePauw and to the Endowment Fund sustain scholarships, student experiences, faculty, athletics, the School of Music, and the operation of the University overall. DePauw’s alumni make it possible for the University to continue to grow and flourish.

The collective impact of reunion year giving is significant. Traditionally, the 50th Reunion class leads the way, and this year was no different. The Class of ‘68 maintained this important DePauw tradition. The 2018 50th Reunion Class Gift — both to The Fund for DePauw and the Endowment Fund — exceeded those of all the other reunion year classes. The generosity and commitment of the Class of ‘68 is a true testament to the legacy of DePauw. Thanks to each and every classmate for making this impressive achievement possible!

Gifts from the 50th reunion class contain two parts:

  1. The total of our gifts to The Fund for DePauw (unrestricted annual gifts made between July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) and

  2. The 50th Reunion Class Gift (which combines all giving since our 45th reunion including planned gifts, foundation gifts, matching gifts; as well as all pledges made through June 30, 2023; and this year’s gift to The Fund for DePauw).

Our Progress

The figures shown below are based on giving from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

The 50th Reunion year isn’t the only time to honor DePauw University. Please continue to keep DePauw in your thoughts. Throughout the year, you will receive information about making gifts of any size, as well as planned gifts. If you would like to speak to someone about making a gift of stock, an IRA rollover, a charitable gift annuity, designating DePauw in your will, or any other planned gift, you can read more on DePauw's legacy planning web site or contact:

Rosie Blankenship, CFRE
Reunion and Class Giving Officer

Eric D. Motycka, MBA, PhD 
Director of Legacy and Estate Planning 

Visit 2018 Reunions by the Numbers for an overview of how all classes celebrating reunions in 2018 are doing on their fundraising. Also, visit Reunion Giving Records to see the top 10 classes for giving and participation in giving to The Fund for DePauw.