Class of 2005 Sets Gift Record

CMC’s graduating seniors proved they can still bring home the bacon. A year-long fundraising period ending May 2 yielded a 97.4 percent participation rate for gifts to the Senior Class Fundthe highest participation rate ever for a graduating class at CMC.

Contributions to this year’s Senior Fund totaled 258 gifts by members of the Class of 2005 this year, totaling $2,783, says Rebecca Hermanowicz ’03 assistant director of annual giving.

“I am so proud of this group of seniors,” Hermanowicz says. “The Senior Class Gift Committee did an outstanding job of getting their fellow classmates enthused about this effort. The Class of 2005 clearly cares a great deal about CMC and has now set the bar even higher for future senior classes.”

A coveted Senior Class Gift pig trophy traditionally is awarded to whichever senior class of CMC, Pitzer, Scripps, and Pomona colleges earns the highest participation rate for their Senior Fund. Although the trophy maintained by CMC the past several years was awarded to Scripps this year, CMC seniors still set a new fundraising record for the College.

This year’s Senior Gift Committee, a team of 30 students, was chaired by Casey Baldwin ’05, Brian Evans ’05 and Tiffany Williams ’05.