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. To encourage participation, the Board of Trustees will add $50 on top of every senior gift. Every gift, regardless of size, will trigger that $50 kicker. Additionally, if the Senior Class hits 400 donors, that will trigger another $10,000 challenge gift that will be made to Kenyon in their honor.
At 400 donors, the sum total of all support generated for Kenyon by the Class of 2015 will exceed $30,000.
All members of the Class of 2015.
$30,000 given in honor of the Class of 2015 and bragging rights as the most generous Senior Class in the history of Kenyon.
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.
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.