This year’s Senior Class Gift campaign has broken about every record on the books.
While the overall tally will not be finalized until Friday, Senior Class Gift Co-Chairs Haley Cohen ’11 and Tully McLoughlin ’11 said the campaign has raised over $40,000 in donations and garnered more than 97 percent class participation, more than any other previous class since the program started in 1997.
“I knew we had set a high goal for ourselves, and we’re very happily surprised that we came so close,” McLoughlin said.
Five residential colleges — Calhoun, Ezra Stiles, Jonathan Edwards, Saybrook and Silliman — reached 100 percent participation each.
After the end of the campaign another anonymous donor, who had previously offered to give $100,000 to financial aid for study abroad programs if 100 percent class participation was achieved, decided to donate the money despite not reaching the full participation goal, Cohen said.