Development: Alumni Participation

How is Your Class Doing?

DURING THE LAST TWO YEARS, Lafayette’s alumni participation rate — the percentage of graduates making contributions to the College — has stood at 34 percent. This year’s goal is to exceed 37 percent.

How is your class doing? Compared to last year? Compared to other classes from your decade? Compared to all Lafayette classes?

Here is the challenge. Can you and your classmates improve your participation rate by three percentage points over last year? Yes — if those who gave last year do so again and 10-20 additional donors participate. Your class may end up with a higher participation than the class that graduated before you. Maybe you’ll be the best class in your decade — or the best in any decade!

The alumni participation rate is viewed by publishers of college rankings as a significant indicator of alumni satisfaction and contributes to how Lafayette is perceived by prospective students. Every gift — even $5, $10, or $20 — helps lift the participation rate and helps Lafayette continue to compete successfully with our peer institutions to attract the best and brightest students.

Your gift will help your class rise to the challenge.

The Annual Fund’s 2010-11 fiscal year ends June 30. For information on giving, see the Annual Fund’s web site at or contact us at (610) 330-5034 or If you are unsure when you made your last gift, we’ll be glad to help.

Giving stats

Update: Alumni Gifts 2009-10

The following names were omitted or had an incomplete listing in the special section Alumni Gifts: Impressive Support in the Fall 2010 magazine:

Stanley Ciemniecki ’75
Kenneth J. Kaplan ’68, Fleck Society member for 10 or more years
Mrs. Thomas E. (Kay) Morgan ’58, Fleck Society member for 10 or more years

Visit for the complete Summary of Giving and Volunteer Participation for 2009-10.