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All together now: Class of 2006 breaks participation record for senior class gift

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs
Posted 06/12/06 • Laurel Stavis (603) 646-3661

The Class of 2006 has broken the participation rate for donations to the senior class gift, with 73 percent of the class contributing towards a total so far of $15,600. Trustee Brad Evans '64 and Trustee Emeritus Peter Fahey '68 gave an additional $1,000 for every percentage point, boosting the total to $88,600, to be used for scholarships. Evans and Fahey are the co-chairs of the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience. President James Wright and his wife, Susan, contributed $1,000 to the total.  Seven Greek houses (Alpha Chi Alpha, Alpha Xi  Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Epsilon Kappa Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Kappa Kappa, Lambda Upsilon Lambda) have achieved 100 percent participation.

President James Wright (seated, center) with Coed, Fraternity and Sorority members at the Dartmouth Outing Club house. Seven Greek houses achieved 100 percent participation in the Senior Class Gift. (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

"This is just a tremendous achievement," says President Wright. "I am so proud of the Class of 2006—they have significantly raised the participation bar. The College is extremely grateful for the senior gift committee’s leadership and for the generosity of Brad Evans and Peter Fahey. The beneficiaries of this will be the students next year."

"Peter Fahey and I would like to congratulate the Class of 2006 for what they have accomplished," says Evans, adding that while the dollars raised are important, he and Fahey want to draw special attention to the significance of class participation. "Giving to Dartmouth is an individual choice," he says, "but it signifies a collective appreciation for the quality of experience that students find here. By reaching this milestone, Peter and I believe that the members of this class have made an important statement about the value of their Dartmouth educations. What’s more, they have made it clear that they want future generations of students to share that experience."

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