The goal for the Class of 2018 is 75% participation, and gifts of any size count!
The Senior Class has been challenged to support the Kenyon Fund and to help the College achieve its participation goal of 7,700 alumni supporters this year.
The Kenyon Fund is an organized way for alumni, parents, and friends to support the College. Gifts from our alumni and parents support the annual operating budget of the school. Gifts to the annual fund have ten times the immediate impact of gifts to an endowment. Last year, gifts to the Kenyon Fund provided approximately $2,200 in support per student.
You select which area you want your gift to support. The designations for the Kenyon Fund
** New construction of buildings is not funded through the Kenyon Fund.
Outside organizations use the participation rate (the percent of alumni who give to Kenyon) as a means of judging the College. For example, philanthropic foundations review that percentage when making grants as do financial rating agencies when they calculate a college's financial stability. US News & World Report also uses participation rate in its ranking system.
75% participation. Triggered $25,000 in challenge gifts from President Decatur.
89.6% participation. Triggered $30,000 in challenge gifts from the Board of Trustees and President Decatur.
86% participation. Triggered a $10,000 anonymous gift and a $5,000 gift from President Decatur to support the internship stipend program.
61% participation. Triggered a $10,000 gift to the Kenyon Fund in their honor.
A big thank you to all of our 2018 donors to date!
Cecina Babich Morrow
Evan Cree Gee
Hannah Lee Leidy
Theuni Anika Rodriguez