The Class of 2010 is officially the most generous graduating class in Yale history, beating previous years’ records in both amount donated and percent participation.
Collectively, the current seniors donated $29,670.41 to the Senior Class Gift, with 91 percent participation from the class. Previously, the Class of 2007 had held the record for highest dollar amount donated, $27,630, and the Class of 2009 had held the record for highest participation, 89 percent.
According to an e-mail sent to the senior class by the Senior Class Gift Committee co-chairs, an anonymous donor will match the senior class’ contribution because this year’s Senior Class Gift broke the record for both donation amount and percent participation.
The Senior Class Gift campaign took place over the course of three weeks, and the final collection will be given to Yale’s Alumni Fund. Both Jonathan Edwards and Calhoun colleges had 100 percent participation. Jonathan Edwards also raised the most money of any residential college: $4,121.50.