Classes of 2010 and 1971 Recognized for Giving

August 17, 2012


For fiscal year 2011-2012, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends, and students - gave $2,281,125, exceeding the $2,226,000 Hampden-Sydney Fund goal. Total gifts to the College were $8 million of which alumni contributed a total of $4.5 million.

Brinkley Bust and PortraitThe Class of 2010 won the Brinkley Challenge for 2012.

Each year, graduates of the last decade compete in the annual giving competition known as The Brinkley Challenge. Classes are awarded points for the amount of their class gift, the percentage of giving participation, and the increase in their gift and participation over the previous year.

Thanks to Class Agent Willis Davis and dozens of other dedicated volunteers, the Class of 2010 increased its giving participation from 26% to 35% with 97 donors from the class; no other graduating class had a greater number of donors. The Class of 2010 increased its gift to $11,519, up from $7,307.

Willis Davis will be presented with the Brinkley Challenge Raising Cane Award at the Homecoming alumni awards ceremony on Saturday, October 13, 2012, on the front lawn of Hampden House.

Congratulations to the Class of 2010, and thank you for your overwhelming support of Hampden-Sydney!

Congratulations also to the Class of 1971 for winning the inaugural Reunion Giving Challenge. 

Led by their Reunion Giving Chairman, Major General Gordon Nash, these men raised $68,997.  While this amount is impressive, what won them the title was that 67 out of 114 class members made a gift, bringing their class giving percentage to 67.5%.  This is an 18.4% increase over the previous year. 

Hampden-Sydney thanks General Nash for his tireless efforts in directing this successful campaign and the Class of 1971 for their generous spirit.  This accomplishment sets a high standard for future reunion classes.