2018 Senior Class Gift

Dollars Raised this Year (FY18)
$11,567
Number of Donors
20
Total dollars raised over 5 years from the Class of 2018 and our two generous Alumni matches
$85,695

The Senior Class Gift Program

The Clarkson Fund helps support the University’s areas of greatest need – most notably student scholarships. Every alumnus and current student has benefitted from the support of earlier generations of Clarkson graduates. Whether in the form of financial aid or scholarships, updated technology, or other activities, supporting the Clarkson Fund is essential in keeping Clarkson strong. All donations to the Clarkson Fund are tax deductible.

Plant a Tree

Reach 225 senior class gifts and the Clarkson Fund will plant a tree on campus to honor your class

Do your part by giving back to Clarkson

- Two gift options available -

Preferred Gift

Roundtable Associate Senior Class Gift

With a credit card commitment of $20.18 this year and $150 for the next four years, you can join our exclusive Roundtable Society – our most prestigious family of leadership donors. Upon completion of your gift, David Reh '62 and his wife Sue, will make an additional $2,000 gift to Clarkson! Additionally, we have another alumnus matching every new Roundtable gift with a $1,896 donation. Total additional gifts to Clarkson University $3,986!

Rountable Associate Benefits:

    All senior class gift benefits plus:
  • Additional reception with President Collins and Trustees (tentative)
  • Personalized outreach from Clarkson
  • Insider Webcast with the President
  • Invitation to the Roundtable breakfast during reunion weekend
  • Invitation to Leadership events
  • Visual recognition on campus in the alumni gateway
  • Two tickets to a Golden Knights hockey game (home or away)

 

Senior Class Gift

We invite you to make your senior class gift by taking the Reh Challenge with a gift of $20.18, on a credit card, for the next five years. Upon completion of your gift, Dave ’62 and Sue Reh will make an additional $1,000 gift to Clarkson!

Senior Class Gift Benefits:

  • A chance to win a great parking spot on campus for a week!
  • An invite to the senior class reception held at foster House in early April 2018 (all you can eat and drink)
  • 6 chances to win dinner with one of our alumni speakers prior to their speech
  • An invite to the trustee reception during COGO Weekend (Jan 26th)
  • A chance to win two hockey seats in President Collins’ section during COGO Weekend (Feb 4th)
  • A chance to win up to 4 seats in Tony’s section (excluding SLU game) every month!
  • Assorted Clarkson memorabilia

The Reh Challenge

David '62 and Sue Reh

David Reh ‘62 and his wife Sue have created a special challenge for the graduating class of 2018 to instill a philanthropic spirit. They have committed to give Clarkson $1,000 for every completed five-year recurring gift of $20.18 on a credit card and $2,000 for every Roundtable Associate Reh Challenge Senior Class gift! This is a great opportunity to maximize your gift and make an even bigger impact with your investment.

FAQ's About the Class Gift Program

I want to contribute to the Class of 2018 senior class gift, but I need a few months to get my budget in order. Can my donation be delayed?
Yes, you can set up your first payment date to begin as late as April 1, 2018.
What is the Clarkson fund?
The Clarkson Fund helps support areas of greatest need – most notably student scholarships. To learn more please click here.
What is the Reh challenge?
David Reh ‘62 and his wife Sue have created a special challenge for the graduating class of 2018 to instill a philanthropic spirit. They have committed to give Clarkson $1,000 for every completed five-year recurring gift of $20.18 on a credit card and $2,000 for every Roundtable Associate Reh Challenge Senior Class gift!
How much does the average Clarkson student receive in financial aid from Clarkson per year?
For the 2018 fiscal year, the average Clarkson student received $29,000 from Clarkson in scholarship and grants.

Why Give?

Every year students graduate from Clarkson University with fond memories of their time on campus. As a way to honor those memories, and to ensure the future of the Senior Class Gift, we support Clarkson with an annual gift. "If I could find a way to forever serve those that come after me...that would be a legacy worth leaving." - Class Gift Participant