Reunion giving efforts result in impact of more than $230,000

Reunion giving efforts result in impact of more than $230,000

Oct. 24, 2012
Maryville College Office of Advancement

During Maryville College’s Alumni Reception held on Oct. 20, members of five special reunion classes announced the mid-year totals for their respective reunion campaigns.

“For the first time, due to alumni request, we were excited to add the 55th and 60th reunions to the milestone fundraising efforts,” stated Carrie McConkey, Maryville College regional advancement officer. “All five groups worked tirelessly for nearly one year to encourage their classmates to make gifts toward the interior renovation of Anderson Hall, establish and grow endowed scholarships, and support the Maryville Fund.”

The Class of 1987 Gift Committee Chair, Margaret Callaway Ramsey, was unable to attend the Reception; classmate Risa Stein reported a total of $610 toward unrestricted giving for the interior of Anderson Hall.

The Class of 1972 Gift Committee, chaired by Al Baker and Carey Cox Coghill, reported pledges and gifts raised of $52,770 with one new Society of 1819 member, for a

total gift impact of $62,770. The class was able to name a window in Anderson Hall.

The Class of 1962 Gift Committee, chaired by Roger Nooe and Sylvia Smith Talmage, reported pledges and gifts of $34,954, and one new member added to the Society of 1819. The total gift impact for MC is $84,954. The class was able to name a window in Anderson Hall.

The Class of 1957 Gift Committee, composed of Katie Marston Amidon, Adlai Boyd, Clara Gowans Hardin, Mary Morrell Jenkins, Dick Jensen, Virginia Marshall Ramsey, Barbara Wilkie Tedford, Carol Lee Lacy Wathen and Louise Ogden Wyman, reported pledges and gifts totaling $40,518 and two new members of the Society of 1819 for a total gift impact of $65,518. After previously naming a seminar room in Anderson Hall, they were able to name two windows with the addition of these new funds – the first class to do so.

The Class of 1952 Gift Committee, made up of Gracie Scruggs Allen, Jim Callaway, Thad Godwin, Tom Jones, Bob Lynn, Margaret Shields McClure, Bill Robinson, Janice Marion Stotler and Newell Witherspoon, reported $18,496 raised in gifts and pledges for the Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship, as well as unrestricted giving to the interior work in Anderson Hall.

Special thanks to the more than 200 alumni from these five classes who have already made commitments to their class gifts as part of these reunion efforts.

As a reminder, reunion classes may continue to add pledges to these totals until May 31, 2013 and these will also be included in the $1 million Anderson Hall Alumni Class Challenge. It should be able noted that as part of the Alumni Challenge, reunion pledges can be paid from now until the end of May 2014.

“We certainly thank all members of these five classes who were a part of such a successful campaigns,” said Holly Jackson-Sullivan, Vice President of Advancement and Community Relations.“Their generosity and enthusiasm were certainly bright stars in Homecoming 2012.”

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.