Class of 2018 Gift

This campaign ended on May 14, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Pitzer College by clicking here!

The Class of 2018 invites you to participate in our Senior Class Gift!

For our Class Gift, we’ve chosen to highlight the First-Generation Programming Fund. Our class has worked hard to improve the experiences here at Pitzer of those who are the first in their family to attend college. For example, we have been integral in establishing a physical space for First-Gen students, and we have played a huge role in starting the First-Gen Student Mentoring Program—one of the programs that benefits from the fund we have chosen to highlight. While not all of us are First-Gen students, we hope you will consider giving back to continue our legacy.

This year, we are competing against the senior classes at the other 5Cs to see who can get the highest percentage of the class to donate to their Senior Class Gift. The winner gets Ellen the Pig, the official 5C Senior Class Gift competition trophy! (Ellen is the pig statue in the glass case just outside McConnell Dining Hall. So yes, the last time there was a 5C competition, Pitzer won! This longstanding tradition went away for a few years; we’re bringing it back, so let’s get that pig again!) Any senior that donates $1 or more will be counted. The school with the highest participation wins, so please give today!

Want to give somewhere else? You can! Here are some other funds you can give to:

  • The Pitzer Fund is a high fundraising priority. Tuition does not cover the full cost to run the College. The Pitzer Fund helps to cover the gap between tuition and the College’s operating budget. In addition, it helps with financial aid, academic initiatives, and student programs and services.
  • The Pitzer Immigration Civil Rights Fund will assist potentially vulnerable students with continuing to access a Pitzer College education with confidence and without impediment. This fund will be used to defray costs imposed on our students by legislation that targets people based on their immigration status.
  • Sagehen Athletics–General is an unrestricted fund to support the greatest needs in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics.
  • The Pitzer Internship Fund reduces the expense of unpaid or very low-paid internships through providing an average financial assistance award of $1,360 per student recipient.
  • The Diversity Program Fund supports and cultivates educational programs, activities, and opportunities that address social justice and human diversity within the Pitzer community and the world-at-large.
  • The Student Emergency Fund provides financial support to meet a specific student’s needs during an emergency situation.
  • The Study Abroad Student Support Fund provides a financial award to cover costs beyond financial aid, such as passports, visas, baggage fees, transportation costs, or day-to-day incidentals.

Still not sure?

Select “Other” and type in where you’d like it to go. Odds are, Pitzer has a fund for it. If it doesn’t, someone will get back to you to let you know.

Okay Class of 2018, let’s maximize our impact on Pitzer with a large, collective giving effort. And, let’s beat CMC, Scripps, Mudd, and Pomona!

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