The Class Gift
Every year, graduating students at the School of Public Health decide upon a class gift to thank the School and enhance the educational experience for future students.
In response to the urgent need for student scholarships, the graduating class of 2004 initiated the Class Gift Campaign to contribute to the School's Annual Fund, which provides student support and provides for schoolwide activities that enhance the overall educational experience for all students.
For the past few years, the Class Gift Campaign has designated the first $1,500 raised for the Class Gift, with the remainder going to the Annual Fund.
The Class of 2017 hopes to raise $10,000 in gifts and pledges and achieve 100 percent participation in giving. Visit this page to see how the overall campaign is going and how each academic program is faring in our friendly competition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I participate in the campaign?
Your gift will be an investment in the future of public health. As a student here, you know the knowledge and training you receive in improving human health, leads to tangible, meaningful results. By supporting the 2017 Class Campaign, you are making it possible for classes that come after us to experience an enhanced public health education.
What if I'm unsure about what I can afford, since I don't yet know my job situation?
You can make a pledge to the campaign now, and make the payment later. A pledge reminder will be sent to you at the end of 2017.
How to Make a Gift
You can make your gift online using the School's secure giving site. Or you can print out and complete the pledge form and return it to the Student Affairs Office in 417 University Hall or to Eileen Pearl at 417-L University Hall. Please make your check payable to the "2017 Class Gift Fund." Credit card donations are also accepted.
Matching Gift Opportunities
The School of Public Health Policy Advisory Council has agreed to the following matching pledge:
- Dollar for dollar pledged if 20 percent of graduating students pledge
- Double the dollars pledged if 40 percent of graduating students pledge
- Triple the dollars pledged if 60 percent of graduating students pledge