2016 Senior Class Gift: Telescope Viewfinders

2016 Class Gift

The Senior Class Gift demonstrates our newest graduates' support for the College and the faculty and staff who have so positively impacted their lives and educations. Be part of the legacy, and make your gift today! 

The Challenge:

The 2016 Senior Class Gift has a Three Tier Challenge!

  • 50% participation means a $500 gift of support from a generous alumna from‘71.
  • 66% participation means we receive an additional $1,000 towards the gift.
  • 82% participation results in yet another $1,000.

Make a Gift

About the Gift:

It's hard to believe that, as members of the Class of 2016, we are now only a few months away from graduating and becoming young professionals arriving for our first day of work. We have celebrated and learned so much together during our time at Champlain College, and it is now time to honor that by leaving behind an incredible legacy!

Together, we chose to fund a set of telescope viewfinders that will allow future generations to view Lake Champlain in a whole new light. Upon successful funding, the viewfinders will bear a plaque recognizing our class for this lasting and symbolic contribution.

Upcoming Senior Events - Celebrate your Final Semester!

March 31 - Senior Class Bar Hop

$5 Donation to the Senior Gift secures your place! Contact Katherine Weed to get secure your place, or make your gift online today!
April 7 - Senior Dinner with the Board of Trustees

Network with College Trustees and members of the Alumni Advisory Board. Formal invitations have been sent by mail from the President's Office.
April 21 - Graduation Fair

Tie up loose ends before graduation, learn how to stay connected once you leave Champlain, and pick up some Champlain swag if you contribute to the Class Gift campaign. 
May 14 - Commencement 2016

The big day! Celebrate your achievements with friends and family! Get all the details here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I give?
It's easy to give to the Senior Class campaign! You will have plenty of opportunities to make your gift in person at one of the many Senior events this spring (check out the list below). You can also swipe your CC Cash Card at the Enrollment Services Center (1st Floor of Perry Hall), or you can make your gift online using our secure donation page.

Is there a specific amount I should give?

No! Any amount makes a difference and will help us reach our goal. All gifts, no matter the size, have the ability to make a change on our campus!

How was the gift selected?

The 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee reviewed a number of proposals and selected the top choices to be voted on by the entire senior class. Our class overwhelmingly voted to fund the telescope viewfinders.

How can I get involved?

There are so many ways to get involved, the first one being: Give! If you'd like to participate at a greater level please contact the Senior Class Gift Committee at alumni@champlain.edu

Top 6 Reasons to Give:

  1. By following a tradition of senior class giving, we're setting a standard for future graduating seniors -the higher the standard, the greater impact our gift can make.
  2. The act of helping others through giving has been proven to enhance one's sense of well-being
  3. A donation gives you something, too: access to senior events, leaving behind our name on a plaque, and feeling good!
  4. It's not the amount that's important, it's the participation. For the price of a slice of pizza from Mr. Mike's, you can leave your mark on Champlain College!
  5. It benefits you, too! The more seniors and alumni who give to Champlain College, the better the participation rates, which raise our ranking in U.S. News and World Report, which enhances the value of your degree.
  6. It’s easy! There are tons of ways to make your gift — you can send in a check, give cash at one of the many senior events, swipe your CC Cash Card at the ESC, or just give online!

Give today

Your 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee thanks you!

Kelly Black '16 Committee Chair
Everett Ackerman '16
Lisa Ashley '16
Roland Garofalo '16
Rachel Hatem '16
Sekou Keita '16
Caleb King '16
Jonathan Lyga '16
Kirby McThompson '16
Caitilin Mundy '16
Shirley Reid '16
Jacob Shapiro '16
Katherine Weed '16