Reunion Giving

Reunion giving is truly the heart of philanthropy at Gettysburg College. We hope you will reflect on the impact Gettysburg has had on your life and consider a meaningful gift in honor of your reunion.

5th-45th Reunion Class Gifts support the Gettysburg Fund, providing the philanthropic foundation for the College to adapt, innovate, and ensure that a Gettysburg education continues to prepare our students to lead lives of consequence. The 50th Reunion Class Gift includes multiple areas of giving.

Gettysburg Fund gifts and pledges count toward your class gift. You are encouraged to make your best gift possible to the Gettysburg Fund this year in honor of your reunion and also deepen your impact by making a 5-year pledge. The cumulative total of your Gettysburg Fund pledge will count toward your class gift goal.

Your reunion year is the perfect time to join the Cupola Society with a gift of $2500 or more. The generosity of Cupola Society members deeply impacts the College and sets an example of leadership to inspire others. Alumni in their 5th and 10th Reunion are encouraged to join the Cupola Society with a tiered-giving schedule in their first 15 years after graduation. This enables you to maintain membership while your gift and impact increase over time.

Class Gift totals, overall giving totals, and participation will be announced and celebrated during Reunion Weekend. The 5th and 10th reunion class gift celebrations will take place over Homecoming and BOLD Weekend. 

Why Your Reunion Gift Matters

  • 73 percent of reunion donors increased their financial support last year.
  • Over $1.7 million was committed to the Gettysburg Fund by last year's reunion classes.

Reunion Giving Trophies presented over Reunion Weekend

  • Verna A. Schwartz Class of 1913 Reunion Fund Trophy, the largest Gettysburg Fund class gift total.
  • Class of 1925 Reunion Gift Participation Award, the highest giving participation percentage
  • Charles W. Beachem Class of 1925 Reunion Trophy, awarded to the class with the largest percentage increase in gifts to the Gettysburg Fund from the previous year.
  • Class of 1915 Silver Cup, highest percentage of its members in attendance at Reunion Weekend