50th Reunion Giving
Williams has a long history of alumni marking the 50th with special collective philanthropy. In addition to continuing support of the Alumni Fund, each class chooses one or more gift purposes to establish a legacy and pay it forward to the next generation of Ephs.
The 50th Gift
There are many ways to give to your class gift purposes or another college priority of personal interest. In addition to cash, outright gifts could include those made with appreciated securities or qualified contributions from an IRA. Planned gifts are those made as part of your overall financial and/or estate planning. In many cases, these gifts provide tax advantages and even an income stream for you and/or loved ones.
All contributions and pledges received by Williams over the 10-year period between your 40th and 50th reunions count toward the Total 50th Class Gift announced at your 50th. This includes Alumni Fund gifts and pledges, gifts and pledges to your class gift purpose, and any other gifts designated toward a different college priority.
The Class Gift Purpose
Recent gift purposes have included memorial scholarships, class professorships, a fund for faculty recruitment, and funds for summer internships for students. Each class will determine its own selection process and have opportunities to discuss options with Williams faculty and staff. Mark Robertson ’02, Director, 50th Reunion Program can answer any questions at (413) 597-4284.
Class volunteers will partner with college staff to build the class gift through individual conversations with classmates. As everyone’s circumstances differ, often a conversation with a member of Williams’s Gift Planning team can help an individual determine the best option to meet personal objectives.
Visit giftplanning.williams.edu to explore possibilities.