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60th Reunion 2011 GIFT PLEDGE $4,463,000

FABULOUS 60th REUNION GIFT TOTAL

Dear Classmates and Friends of the Class of 1951,

WOW!!!  The Guinea Pigs did it—again.  Amherst’s first, comprehensive 60th Reunion Gift is now a great target for all future 60th Reunion Classes.  We are still the precedent setter.

Here are the numbers for our Class:

  • Total 60th Reunion Gifts:  $4.463 million
  • 60th Reunion Gift Participants, 2007-2011:  156 class members & 18 widows and friends
  • 2010 - 2011 Annual Fund:  $121,433
  • Participants:  118 classmates representing 88.7 % of the class

Our Annual Fund total includes $5,000 our class was awarded by the Doug ’71 and Nancy Abbey Challenge for achieving the second highest increase in participation for a reunion class.

Our class’s multi-year pledge commitments also were impressive, with 29 classmates making future commitments totaling $457,361.  We also received several planned gifts, mostly Charitable Gift Annuities (“CGAs”).  Amherst’s annuity rate is very competitive and is still available for those of you who would like a handsome return on some of your nest eggs.

As usual we had much help from our dedicated Associates Agents listed in the left-hand margin.  Extra special recognition goes to each of the 60th reunion gift participants, all of whom are listed on the reverse side of this letter.  It is quite a list!

We remain very proud of Amherst and of the Amherst Class of 1951.  Many, many thanks and congratulations to all of you for continuing to support the fairest College of them all.

Sincerely,

John Kirkpatrick    

Chuck Longsworth          

Sam Watson                  

Bob Knowles    

View the 60th Reunion Gift Announcement

AMHERST CLASS OF 1951 60th REUNION

 

60th Reunion Gift Chairs

Major Gifts C0-Chairs
John E. Kirkpatrick
Apartment 606
501 Forest Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-469-0604
john.kirkpatrick@kirkland.com

Charles R. Longsworth
Davis Hill Farm
Davis Hill Road
Royalston, MA 01368
c_longs@msn.com

Class Agents
Samuel M. Watson
93 Suffolk Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
626-836-7279
samconwat@aol.com

Robert C. Knowles
9792 Martingham Circle #10
St. Michaels, MD  21663
410-745-5844
rknowles@atlanticbb.net

Associate Agents
George Carpenter
Everett Clark
John Frautschi
Charles Frey
Robert Groff
Gary Holman
Walter Hunziker
Philip Knowles
Richard Sexton
Richard Snodgrass
Allan Tull
John Walker

Planned Gift Chair
John E. Kirkpatrick