The Class of 2018 stepped up to support the Senior Class Gift Campaign. Thanks to the efforts of the Senior Class Gift Committee, 440 senior class donors raised $8,772 to enrich and enhance the IC experience for current and future students.
For 37 years, graduating seniors have contributed to their class’s campaign to make a collective gift to the college. The philanthropic priority for the campaign is the IC Annual Fund, and the majority of seniors chose to allocate their gift accordingly, supporting the entire IC experience. Gifts to the IC Annual Fund go right to where they’re needed most, when they’re needed most — technology resources, financial help for students, guest lecturers, student organizations, on-campus wellness services, athletics, and more — to make students’ time on campus the best it can be.
For each senior who made a gift, the Alumni Association Board of Directors also gave a $25 gift to the IC Annual Fund.
The co-chairs of the 2018 Senior Class Gift Committee were Angela Poffenbaugh, a journalism major, and Sage Van Amerongen, an integrated marketing communications major.
“The senior class gift is incredibly important because it signifies so much more than a monetary gift,” said Poffenbaugh. “It signifies the gratitude and joy that peers in my class feel toward IC. Words can’t describe the excitement I feel when I look at this class and think, ‘Someday, these people are going to be wildly successful, and I can’t wait to say how I knew them as they grew into adulthood at Ithaca College.’”
The campaign was formally recognized at the Senior Class Donor Luncheon on May 18, which was attended by senior class donors, trustees, members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, college leadership, and President Shirley M. Collado. Collado extended her congratulations to the senior class, reflecting on how this year’s campaign coincides with the 125th anniversary of the college’s founding.