​Class Giving​

It began more than a century ago, and now it’s your turn. In 1917, the Class of 1892 celebrated their 25th Reunion by making Washington University’s first-ever Reunion Class Gift. Each year, WashU alumni bring new life to the longstanding custom of giving back in honor of their Reunions. It’s your year! Join your classmates and support your Class Gift today.

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Class Giving and Eliot Society Members

Thank you for being a member of the Eliot Society. As a reminder, all contributions made during your Reunion year will count towards your class gift. As a new benefit of your Eliot Society Membership, we are excited to offer you a discount towards Reunion Weekend activities!

Contact EmilyAshrif at 314-935-2848 or eashrif@wustl.edu for more information on this special Class Giving Eliot Society benefit.

Not a member of the Eliot Society? Make your gift online today!

​Yes! I'll support my Class Gift.

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​Contact Us

Many alumni make a special gift commemorating their graduation from Washington University. This year, several Washington University alumni have challenged their classmates to make a special gift in honor of reunion. Participate in your Reunion Class Gift and help earn more funding for current students. You may direct your gift to any school or program of your choice. Any type of contribution you make to the University during your Reunion year is included in your Class Gift totals. Click on the links below to learn more about class challenges for Reunion 2020!
​​Emily Luten Maltby, MPH11
Director
(314) 935-3791
emily.maltby@wustl.edu
Judith Frankiel
Associate Director
(314) 935-7632
jfrankiel@wustl.edu

Reunion 2020 Class Gift Results:

07/01/2019 through 05/01/2020

Reunion Class Year Gift Goal Current Dollars Participation Goal Current Participation
65th 1955 $3,100,000 $7,930,999 40%   33%
60th 1960 $1,300,000 $5,251,115 40%   33%
55th 1965 $1,300,000 $17,238,161 40%   33%
50th 1970 $1,600,000 $4,962,185 40%   34%
45th 1975 $3,800,000 $15,024,086 30%   26%
40th 1980 $1,000,000 $2,445,845 30%   22%
35th 1985 $290,000 $1,127,325 30%   17%
30th 1990 $250,000 $782,273 24%   25%
25th 1995 $300,000 $958,754 25%   22%
20th 2000 $100,000 $195,903 25%   22%
15th 2005 $70,000 $131,211 25%    18%
10th 2010 $60,000 $535,334 25%    22%
5th 2015 $20,000 $27,700 30%    25%
1st 2019 $20,000 $8,478 30%    22%
Thank you to everyone who has already participated in their class gift! Any and all gifts made to the university during your reunion year are included. Gifts for classes celebrating a Reunion in 2019 are counted from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

FAQ's

 

​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:
 
​   Scholarships Research
​    Facilities
 

Is this my reunion year?

This year the graduates of the class of 2019, 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1970, 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950, and 1945 in Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Art, and Architecture are celebrating milestone reunions. 
 

How can I participate?

Simply make a gift or pledge payment -of any amount and to any area -between July 1 and June 30 of your reunion year. Any type of gift will be automatically included in your Class Gift total.
 

Planned Giving

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:
800-835-3503

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