Class of 86 Endowed Scholarship

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We are taking the lead on something significant and collaborative to help the College and future students. 

No other class has created a College-wide endowment. Therefore, we have been working with the College to create a Class of 1986 Endowed Scholarship to support student scholarships on both campuses--Annapolis and Santa Fe alike.

The ‘founders’ of this project, Tia Pausic and Elisabeth Long, have each made 5 year pledges of $5,000 per annum, $25,000 each. Three more class leaders, Edith Updike, Christopher Reichert and Amy Bianco, have risen to the challenge, and have each made 5 year pledges. 

Since then, a dozen classmates from Santa Fe and Annapolis have joined us to increase the endowment pledge to $130,000.  From now through 2021, our 35th reunion, we want to reach $200,000 in gifts and pledges—only $70,000 left to go.  Thereafter, donors may continue to donate to this endowment and watch it and the impact, grow in perpetuity. As such, it becomes a legacy gift of the Class of 1986.

Our Class of 86 Endowed Scholarship crowdfunding initiative will run from June 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 to help us get the rest of the way.  We hope that we get at least 30 donations—averaging one per day—during June.   We encourage all of our classmates to donate, in an amount that feels right for you.  Participation matters!

If you’ve been thinking about making a “stretch gift” and maximize your philanthropic contributions to the College, you can pledge an amount and stretch payments our over five years.  It will go into the class endowment, count as a capital campaign contribution and like all gifts to the College during this period be matched by a dollar for dollar gift to the college endowment by the Winiarski Family Foundation.

Please take a moment and make your gift today.

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