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Reunion class gift program off to a great start

From left are committee members Roger E. Stabley '50, Victor DelRosso '51, William E. Carnahan '51, President Albert Simone, committee members Genevieve W. Dunn '50, Sonia S. Ingle '52, and Carol George, director, reunion giving.

Members of the Reunion 2001 classes responded generously to RIT's first-ever Class Reunion Giving program.

Part of the overall RIT Reunion 2001 effort, this new program was coordinated by Carol George, director of RIT reunion giving, who secured alumni volunteers and worked closely with the reunion giving committees. A total of 150 committee members and leadership volunteers attended meetings, wrote letters and placed personal phone calls to former classmates. "They were enthusiastic about this first RIT reunion and about helping to build a reunion class gift. They did an outstanding job,"said George.

The final tally for this first Reunion Giving program for all nine years was an impressive $483,256. Participation also increased, with contributions coming from 17 percent of the alumni in the nine classes - many of whom had never before made a gift.

"RIT is sincerely grateful to all the alumni who made this first-time effort a success," said President Simone. "They surely set the mark for future reunion class giving here at RIT."