Reunions offer an opportunity to reflect on the past, on the friendships and shared experiences you and fellow classmates have enjoyed. One way to show appreciation for those experiences is through a reunion gift above and beyond a usual Wesleyan Fund contribution. While all reunions are special, the 10th, 25th, and 50th reunions mark milestones in one's relationship with Illinois Wesleyan, and both the University and the alumnus should take pride in these milestones.
10th and 25th Reunions
Alumni celebrating their 10th and 25th reunions can present a reunion gift to IWU by simply increasing their typical Wesleyan Fund gift and by encouraging others to do the same. It is also hoped that every member of the reunion year classes makes a gift in honor of the event. Increases in Wesleyan Fund dollar and donor totals are a great way for 10th and 25th reunion classes to show their pride in their alma mater.
In addition to outright gifts, IWU welcomes other philanthropic efforts from the 50th reunion class that will benefit the University well into the future. Historically, alums have chosen to establish endowments for student scholarships, specific academic departments, and other designations. Others have arranged bequests, charitable remainder trusts and annuities, and other gifts in honor of their reunion. Illinois Wesleyan welcomes the opportunity to work with alumni celebrating their 50th reunion on their specific desires in supporting the University.
Make a gift in honor of your reunion.
Learn about forms your gift can take.