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The Lawrenceville School

Reunion Giving

Reunions are the ideal occasion to reflect on how the School has transformed your life and the lives of your classmates — and the perfect occasion to demonstrate your pride in the School and gratitude for your Lawrenceville education by reinvesting in its future.

A Reunion Gift is typically a "stretch" commitment above and beyond your usual support. Payments may be made over as many as five years, with your total commitment over that time recognized as your Reunion Gift. Reunion classes strive to achieve increased dollar and participation goals and to lead the way for their fellow alumni. All classmates are asked to participate in the Reunion Gift in a communal spirit of reunion giving. Just as important, this tradition of giving back links Lawrentians of every era.

Nearly all new gifts and pledges made in your reunion year are recognized, including gifts and future pledges to The Lawrenceville Fund; capital gifts, such as gifts to financial aid and faculty support; and many types of planned gifts. Reunion giving emphasizes and prioritizes current-year TLF gifts. Each class has a dollar and participation goal for TLF in its reunion year, and all future commitments are recognized. You can fulfill your pledge with appreciated stock and save tax dollars, or set up a recurring monthly gift on your credit card and earn points.

 

Students at the Commencement Ceremony

Over 30%

of total giving by Lawrenceville alumni comes from the major reunion classes each year.

Benefits of a Multi-Year Reunion Commitment

Pledging your support over five years amplifies the impact of your gift. Your aggregate commitment is recognized in the Reunion Gift announced at the conclusion of the fiscal year, June 30.

Making a multi-year pledge makes your life easier. You will not receive solicitation appeals from the School for the duration of your commitment, only pledge reminders.

Pledging enables Lawrenceville to function more efficiently. A large number of pledges over time helps us forecast how to best allocate our resources each school year. Your pledge also frees Lawrenceville staff and volunteers to seek out new donors and saves on mailing costs.

Pledging helps your class increase their participation rates in The Lawrenceville Fund. And you won’t have to remember if you made your gift—you set it and forget it until your next reunion.