It began almost a century ago. Now it belongs to you.
In 1917, the Class of 1892 celebrated their 25th Reunion by making Washington University's first-ever Reunion Class Gift. Each year, Washington University alumni bring new life to the longstanding custom of giving back in honor of their own reunions. This is your year — whether you joined the tradition decades ago or will be making your first Reunion Class Gift this year.
Yes! I'll support my Reunion Class Gift.
Why do alumni give?
Many give in recognition of the top-notch education received at Washington University as they commemorate this celebratory year; others give in the spirit of friendly competition, as classes each year strive to post the highest class-gift participation rate. Most important to the majority of reunion donors, however, is supporting current and future generations of students.
Why should I give?
You might be surprised to learn that, as is the case at many of our peer institutions, tuition covers only 60 percent of the cost to educate undergraduates at Washington University. Annual Fund gifts help fund these essential needs:
Is this my reunion year?
This year the graduates of the class of 2016
in Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Art, and Architecture are celebrating milestone reunions.
How can I participate?
Planned gifts have a significant impact on the future of Washington University and the school or program you support. Depending on your financial, tax and estate-planning goals, one or more of the following options may enable you to make a planned gift that contributes to your Reunion Class Gift and that complements your financial and estate plan.
For more information about these and other planned giving options: