All gifts and pledges of any amount to any area of Northwestern from alumni in a reunion year made from September 1 through the following October 31 (14-month period) will count toward a Reunion Class Gift. You can directly improve Northwestern’s national ranking by getting counted every year for alumni participation and showing your support.
Goals for Reunion Class Gifts are set and driven by each class's Reunion Class Committee.
The following types of gifts are automatically credited toward a Reuion Class Gift goal:
- Outright Gifts
- Matching Gifts
- Multi-Year Leadership Pledges: New in 2013, Reunion alumni can make a multi-year pledge of any amount by using the Recurring Gift tool and a credit card online. Setting up a recurring gift is convenient, customizable, and environmentally friendly. It’s an easy way to maximize your impact that works for your budget and schedule. For example, become a member of the Northwestern University Leadership Circle — our most loyal group of donors — with a monthly gift of just $84. Reunion-year alumni also receive credit for the entire pledge total duration (up to five years) toward their Reunion Class Gift. If a spouse shares a reunion year, both individuals will receive recognition. Spouses celebrating reunions in different years may count their contribution towards both reunions.
- Planned Gifts: The full amount of irrevocable gifts such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts are credited toward a Reunion Class Gift. Revocable gifts such as bequests and remainder interests in retirement plans may be discounted based upon the donor's age at the time a commitment is disclosed in writing to the University.
- Participatory Gift: A single gift of any amount to any program at Northwestern University counts toward your Class Reunion Gift.
To make a gift today, give online or contact the Office of Annual Giving.