The goal for the Senior Class is 85 percent 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.
All members of the Class of 2017.
Bragging rights as the Senior Class with the highest participation rate in Kenyon's history, and one of the top rates in the nation.
The Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund are 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.
Because Kenyon Fund gifts support the budget, they impact every aspect of the Kenyon experience. The following charts shows how a gift, on average, would be allocated:
** New construction of buildings is not funded through the College’s budget.
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 percent participation. Triggered $25,000 in challenge gifts from President Decatur
89.6 percent participation. Triggered $30,000 in challenge gifts from the Board of Trustees and President Decatur.
86 percent participation. Triggered a $10,000 anonymous gift and a $5,000 gift from President Decatur to support the internship stipend program.
61 percent participation. Triggered a $10,000 gift to the Kenyon Fund in their honor.
A big thank you to all of our 2017 donors to date!