Class Projects & Reunions
Is your engineering class or club approaching a significant anniversary? If you and your former classmates will be celebrating a milestone or anniversary, let’s organize a reunion to celebrate! Alumni Weekend (June) or Homecoming (September) festivities are an exellent way to reconnect with your classmates. Want to celebrate a different anniversary? Let us know – we can help!
One of the most impactful ways to give back to the School of Engineering is through class projects. These fundraising projects are spearheaded by a group of volunteers from a particular graduation year (“class”) or club. These volunteers select what priority they will fundraise toward, set a fundraising goal, timeframe and work with their classmates to meet the goal.
Class projects have a significant impact on the students, programs, faculty and capital projects they support. Our Alumni Affairs and Development team will work with you to determine a meaningful area of giving and support you through the process. This includes organizing appeals and crafting a compelling message to send to your classmates.
Examples of on-going or completed class projects:
- Class of 1997 fundraise a $1000 each year, which provides 3rd students an opportunity to plan a social event aimed at building strong relationships with their classmates during a challenging year of studies.
- Classes of 1980, 1981 & 1982 fundraised to endow a $2000 bursary for students with financial need.
- Classes of 1976, 1977 & 1978 fundraised to establish an annual $5000 student leadership scholarship in honour of former U of G engineering professor Peter Chisholm.
- Former members of the Gryphon Racing Club fundraise to support on-going needs of the club including supporting costs to build Guelphs first electric vehicle
For more information, contact:
Chandler Gray, Alumni Advancement Manager