Why bother, again? (Class of 1951)

October 2016

Dear Fellow ’51er,

Why bother, again?

Well, here are a few things to think about:

  • Williams faculty remain among the best in the world, and are committed to providing undergraduate students with opportunities to learn and discover. We are who we are today in large part because of our interactions with Williams professors like the late Lane Faison and Fred Rudolph.
  • We made life-long friends and gained valuable leadership experience during our undergraduate years, both through the time we spent in the classroom and out of it.
  • Over 50% of Williams students now receive financial aid, and all students receive a nearly 40% subsidy from the actual cost of a college experience.

All of this was possible for us and is possible for today’s Ephs because of the generosity of generations of Williams alumni. As a member of ’51, you can make a contribution to the college from which we have received so much. Whatever amount is meaningful to you will be helpful to Williams.

Yours truly,

Class President

P.S. I would be shirking my duty if I neglected to end this letter without a tip of the hat to our class agent, who has retired after five diligent and fruitful years as our class agent. Thank you!