Reunion: Support and celebrate Mount Holyoke

Reunion 2021: A historic year

While we are not able to connect in person on the beautiful grounds of our alma mater this year, we are heartened to see the indelible Mount Holyoke spirit continue to strengthen our community. The support and encouragement from alums as we reimagine our work to meet this moment has been crucial to the success of the College. It is very clear why Mount Holyoke was recently rated one of the top private colleges for alumni networks.

From connecting virtually from around the globe, to sharing expertise through webinars and virtual events, and strengthening our network through advice and career opportunities, your passion, dedication and generosity continue to sustain the Mount Holyoke community. While the past year has been filled with uncertainty, what remains certain is the strength of Mount Holyoke and the alum connection.

Though we cannot currently come together on campus, we want to celebrate the tremendous outpouring of support for the College, particularly from our loyal reunion classes — classes ending in 1s and 6s, as well as the class of 2019. As of May 18, 2021, reunion classes raised an incredible $7.5 million for the College, including $2.8 million for The Mount Holyoke Fund to date this fiscal year, with many classes surpassing their goals and rising to meet (and exceed!) challenges.

Reunion classes raised a total of $7.5 million for Mount Holyoke to date this fiscal year.

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE | Reunion 2021 Giving Totals

The reunion giving period closed on May 18, 2021. Data is reflective of gifts processed as of May 18.

Reunion Class FY21 Mount Holyoke Fund Fundraising Total FY21 Class Participation 5-year Comprehensive Fundraising Total # / % Laurel Chain Society Members # / % Mary Lyon Society Members
75 1946 $1,200

4%

$2,379,582 18 / 75.0% 3 / 13%

70

1951 $26,521 36% $3,339,138 56 / 72.7% 12 / 16%
65 1956 $122,017 70% $953,720 99 / 67.3% 33 / 22%
60 1961 $173,626 54% $1,949,248 114 / 52.8% 32 / 15%
55 1966 $247,183 47% $9,284,517 119 / 38.0% 42 / 13%
50 1971 $1,616,268 73% $8,503,058 129 / 36.6% 42 / 12%
45 1976 $173,289 32% $2,084,571 103 / 21.9% 30 / 6%
40 1981 $183,832 30% $1,627,461 77 / 15.8% 22 / 5%
35 1986 $98,203 32% $756,020 92 / 19.5% 18 / 4%
30 1991 $47,330 26% $277,362 62 / 12.7% 12 / 2%
25 1996 $83,176 40% $238,595 95 / 22.7% 3 / 1%
20 2001 $16,108 14% $71,952 24 / 5.7% 3 / 1%
15 2006 $16,815 13% $71,864 37 / 7.0% 1 / 0%
10 2011 $14,931 22% $86,520 50 / 9.7% 0 / 0%
5 2016 $11,490 19% $40,800 47 / 9.3% 1 / 0%
2 2019 $1,941 9% $8,922 50 / 9.1% 0 / 0%

 

Just as Mount Holyoke will always be a part of us, you are a part of Mount Holyoke. Your stories, experiences and contributions have shaped Mount Holyoke, and paved the way for future students to accomplish great things in the face of adversity.

Because of your support, Mount Holyoke forever shall be. Thank you!

 

Yellow SphinxCelebrating the Class of 1971’s 50th Reunion Gift

Congratulations to the class of 1971 on a tremendous fundraising effort in honor of your 50th reunion. During the past five years, the class of 1971 has raised $8.5 million for all purposes at Mount Holyoke. Of that, $2.56 million was raised specifically in support of The Mount Holyoke Fund, setting an impressive new record. Furthermore, the class of 1971 can boast a five-year participation rate of 83.5%.

We wish to express deep appreciation for the great Class of 1971 50th Reunion Gift Team, with special recognition for the three co-chairs, Marcy Wilkov Waterman, Emily Young and Andrea Lange. Your inspirational leadership has guided your class — and the College — to great success. Thank you again to the class of 1971 for your generous and loyal support of the College!

Co-chairs:

Marcy Wilkov Waterman
Emily C. Young
Andrea G. Lange

 

Members:

Katherine T. Bendo
Barbara McClure Benedict
Elizabeth Berens, ex officio
Judith Katzenelson Brownstein
Marilyn Budzanoski
Willo Carey
Christine C Chastain-Warheit
Linda W. Chu
Catherine Conover, ex officio
Anne Marsh Fields
Laura Aimee Garn
Laurie Robin Hammel
Margaret Gere Harris
Ann S. Hurd, ex officio
Barbara A. Kelly
Phoebe McBee
Katharine S. Milar
Sally W. Munford

 

Reunion Fundraising Awards

Each year at Reunion, we also celebrate the fundraising achievements of Reunion classes with the awarding of the Lyon, Sphinx, Griffin and Pegasus awards. This year, we are honoring and awarding the top three classes in each category. These accolades have been earned for fundraising achievements this year and for gains made in the years since your last Reunion in 2016.

Awarded to the three reunion classes with the highest total participation in giving to Mount Holyoke during the reunion fiscal year.

1st: Class of 1971 with 73% participation
2nd: Class of 1956 with 70% participation
3rd: Class of 1961 with 54% participation

Awarded to the three reunion classes that raises the most total dollars for immediate use through The Mount Holyoke Fund during the reunion fiscal year.

1st: Class of 1971 with $1,616,268 for The Mount Holyoke Fund
2nd: Class of 1966 with $247,183 for The Mount Holyoke Fund
3rd: Class of 1981 with $183,832 for The Mount Holyoke Fund

Awarded to the three reunion classes with the highest total giving to all funds and purposes during the five-year reunion cycle.

1st: Class of 1966 with $9,284,517 for all funds
2nd: Class of 1971 with $8,503,058 for all funds
3rd: Class of 1951 with $3,339,138 for all funds

Awarded to the three reunion classes with the highest percentage of Laurel Chain Society members.

1st: Class of 1946 with 75.0%
2nd: Class of 1951 with 72.7%
3rd: Class of 1956 with 67.3%

 

Reunion Notable Achievements

Reunion 2021 notable philanthropic achievements

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