POTSDAM – As SUNY Potsdam prepares for its annual Reunion Weekend, the college has announced that alumni and friends of the college have given a total of $4,137,811 in honor of 2014 class reunions.
Eight classes have exceeded their class giving goals this year. Most notably, the Class of 1974 has set a giving record for a 40th reunion class gift, raising $2,104,943 as of July 3 -- far surpassing the class's initial $50,000 goal.
The Class of 1994 also set a giving record among 20th Reunion classes, raising $42,709.
The following classes have also exceeded their giving goals this year:
The Class of 1999, celebrating their 15th Reunion
The Class of 1994, celebrating their 20th Reunion
The Class of 1989, celebrating their 25th Reunion
The Class of 1979, celebrating their 35th Reunion
The Class of 1974, celebrating their 40th Reunion
The Class of 1969, celebrating their 45th Reunion
The Class of 1964, celebrating their 50th Reunion
The 50-Year Club, which is made up of all classes from 1964 and earlier, has made more than $1.48 million in class gifts this past year, to benefit students and programs at SUNY Potsdam.This giving includes both outright gifts and the establishment of funds through planned or estate giving.
Gifts to the college's greatest needs support a variety of resources and financial support for research, student travel, equipment, technology, scholarships and more.
The college will host nearly 700 alumni and friends back to campus during the college’s reunion weekend July 10-13.
For more information, call Laura Stevenson at 267-2120 or visit www.potsdam.edu/alumni/reunion.