Entering the final few days of this year’s Alumni Giving Challenge, R-MA’s newest alumni, the Class of 2017, still holds the top spot. They took the lead at the end of May, when the class members directed their Senior Class Gift donations to Annual Fund rather than a project on campus.
The participation rate stands at 7.7 percent and keeps us ahead of last year’s pace. In 2015-2016, we ended the year with the highest giving rate ever, with one out of 10 alumni donating to the Annual Fund.
Here are the current standings:
Class of 2017: 29.4%
Class of 1966: 26.4%
Class of 1970: 23.3%
Class of 1968: 13.0%
Class of 1969: 12.9%
Why is this so important? A robust Annual Fund is essential to R-MA’s financial security. The Academy is dedicated to helping students achieve academically while focusing on their leadership skills. These gifts, no matter the size:
- Strengthen the school’s academic and athletic programs;
- Provide financial aid for students;
- Supply vital faculty resources to attract and retain the highest quality instructors; and
- Deliver the necessary resources to keep our school on the cutting edge.
Check out below to see how your class has responded so far this academic year to the Class Giving Challenge.
Want to help? Give online here before June 30, 2017, to be counted in this year's challenge.