The Class of 2017 Gift
The annual class gift drive is an opportunity for graduating students to participate in a class project and leave a legacy at Goshen College. This 2017 class gift committee members were: Alexa Valdez, Emma Koop Liechty, Hayley Mann, Luke Graber, Noemi Salvador and Zach Zimmerman.
Goshen College graduates have a tradition of giving to the college, beginning with the Class of 1915. For 100 years, college landmarks such as the stone bench next to the Adelphian Fountain as well as the cabin on the Elkhart River are the result of senior class energy and financial support. Members of the class of 2017 have decided to contribute funds towards a long-term project of covered bike racks and Prevention Intervention Network (PIN) training.
In 2017, for a minimum donation of $40, class-members received a beautiful Goshen College mug created by your classmate, Maddie Gerig. Each mug was unique and a limited number were be produced. Donors chose between a beautiful brown (photo) or purple glaze.
How does the gift drive work?
Any size gift is appreciated! As a graduate, there are three ways to donate: designate a portion of your small group housing deposit, with cash or check, or make an online gift. If you would like to donate cash or check you can bring them to AD01 (Advancement). If you would like to designate part of your small group housing deposit or donate with a credit card, can log into GC Online and select the Senior Class Gift link in the Personal Services section or click the Donate button below. Not a member of the Senior Class but you’d still like to donate? We’ve got you covered. You can use the donate button below and then simply designate your donation to the “2017 Senior Class Gift”. Your donation is much appreciated and will be split evenly between this year’s two gifts. UPDATE: As of May 26, the only ways to donate to the 2017 Senior Class Gift are with cash, check or using the Donate button below. All donations should be designated for the “2017 Senior Class Gift”.
Members of the class of 2017 donated a total of $1370, with 11% of the class members making a donation.
Why would a financially-strapped college student choose to donate?
It’s time to think about the larger picture. This is your chance to start investing into the education of future Goshen College students. Your gift, no matter the size, helps build a legacy for your class that will benefit those to follow. The hope is that this is the first step in a lifetime of giving back. While you were a student you have been supported by alumni and friends of Goshen College. Now it is your turn to join the tradition of good stewardship. We hope all graduates will participate, no matter the amount, to ensure the success of the program and leave a legacy for future students. You can make a gift of any amount that is comfortable for you by cash, check, or credit card. If you have a small group housing deposit – you may apply a portion of it towards your gift.
Thanks for your support!