Reunions at Davidson are occasions for celebration and remembrance. 

Reunions affirm that the Davidson experience endures for a lifetime, and while buildings may change, the values of Davidson remain constant. 

Bringing classmates back together helps connect alumni to their philanthropic passions and inspires many to give a gift that enhances the learning through new initiatives, recruits faculty at the top of their fields, and launches innovative programs that encourage global perspectives and lifelong learning.

Ways to Make A Gift

  • Online: Visit the online gift form to make a one-time gift, pledge payment or to set up a recurring draft.
  • By phone: Call The Fund for Davidson at 704-894-2680 to give over the phone.
  • By mail: Checks can be mailed to the attention of The Fund for Davidson at Box 7170, Davidson, NC 28035.
  • Multi-year commitments: Visit the online pledge form to make a multi-year commitment.
  • Planned Giving: Visit the planned giving page to learn more about a wide range of topics including, wills and living trusts, beneficiary designations, gift annuities, gifts of real estate and much more. You can also contact David Gant, director of planned giving, at dagant@davidson.edu or 704-894-2478.
    • Gifts of stock: Contact Dawn Smith, planned gift administrator, at dasmith@davidson.edu or 704-894-2103 for instructions on making a gift of stock or securities.

Reunion Class Gift

The Reunion Class Gift celebrates the entirety of each class' philanthropy to the college during their respective milestone year. Although the fiscal year ends on June 30, we encourage our reunion year alumni to make their contributions before the Reunion celebration. The Reunion Class Gift includes the following:

  • All Dollars-The celebration of all contributions to the college received in the current fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) allows classmates to support the college priority of their choice.
  • All Multi-Year Commitments- A five-year pledge is a popular option for alumni who know they will continue to support the college each year. Multi-year commitments allow the college to anticipate future funding and save resources on solicitations to our alumni.
  • Newly Documented Planned Gifts (beginning at the 40th Reunion)- For alumni who include Davidson in their will, name the college as a beneficiary of their life insurance or retirement plan, or set up a gift annuity or charitable trust for Davidson, any good faith estimates of future support for the college that has been documented since their last reunion will be celebrated. For the 50th Reunion, all documented planned gifts will be included.

Reunion Class Goals

Each reunion committee establishes goals in honor of their milestone celebration.

Reunion 2020 Final Class Standings

As of 6/30/20.

Class Participation Percentage Reunion Class Gift
1960 59.41 % $1,149,000
1965 74.34 % $1,633,548
1970 83.33 % $2,821,742
1975 40.00 % $913,096
1980 53.38 % $1,158,157
1985 53.87 % $7,416,889
1990 58.88 % $302,026
1995 42.62 % $274,777
2000 41.84 % $124,533
2005 46.99 % $177,561
2010 38.71 % $48,636
2015 31.72 % $22,299

Awards

We celebrate our amazing volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the college surrounding reunion. We recognize our classes with these awards after the conclusion of our fiscal year, which falls on June 30.

  • E. Lee Willingham Award for Highest Overall Participation
  • E. Lee Willingham Award for Most Improved Participation
  • Edwin F. Lucas Award for Highest Participation in a Class with more than 200 members
  • Francis B. Kemp Award for Highest Participation in a Young Alumni Class
  • Chair's Cup Best Overall Effort and Achievement as a Class

For More Information

If you would like more general information surrounding Reunion Giving, please contact The Office of Annual Giving at thefund@davidson.edu or 704-894-2680.