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1 CLASS OF 2008 Class Gift Kick-off!! January 29 th, 2008

2 2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting Agenda Why Annual Giving? What is our Class Gift? Class of 2008 Goals How to make a pledge? Timeline & Events!!

3 Annual Fund Background Support School’s Operating Expenses - Raised $1.7 M Last Year 21% of Alumni Support Annual Fund - Staff and faculty give at a participation rate of over 40% - About 60% of donors give between $ dollars. GIFTS of ALL SIZES have an IMPACT! Majority of alumni support comes from our most recent alumni

4 Where do Annual Fund gifts go? Student Experience initiatives Student Clubs Case competitions Study Abroad Classroom technology Renovations to facilities Networking opportunities (for students and alumni) Curriculum enhancements Offset tuition costs

5 2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting Agenda Why Annual Giving? What is the Class Gift? Class of 2008 Goals How to make a pledge? Timeline & Events!!

6 Gift Campaign: Background Past 10 years Multi-Year Funding Drive (3 to 5 Years) Class Gift is Donated to School –Past gifts: scholarships funds, facilities improvements, lifelong learning contributions Funded with our support Build Community

7 What gift will our class gift be? It’s up to you! –Full-time, flex-time and flex-mode participation Two – week class gift idea spree –Tepper Portal One – week voting period –Tepper Portal Starting JANUARY 31 st share YOUR IDEAS

8 2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting Agenda Why Annual Giving? What is the Class Gift? Class of 2008 Goals How to make a pledge? Timeline & Events!!

9 2008 Goal: 100% Participation! Participation Level

10 Class Gift $$$: Historical Support Absolute Dollars Pledged (thousands)

11 Campaign Goal: Set a New Record Achieve 100% Participation Strengthen ties for the future Leave our mark on Tepper!

12 2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting Agenda Why Annual Giving? What is the Class Gift? Class of 2008 Goals How to make a pledge? Timeline & Events!!

13 How to Make a Pledge 1.Online: Via Class of 2008 Website -www.tepper.cmu.edu/alumni/2008www.tepper.cmu.edu/alumni/ Pledge Form and Reply Envelope will be placed in Your Mailbox next week –Return via Inter-Campus Mail –Drop it off at Advancement Office – Suite 213

14 Participate at Your Comfort Level Pledge From One to Four Years or ONE TIME gift Opportunity for Matching Gifts with future employers Gift is Tax Deductible Gift can be allocated to class gift or another use ** Eligible for membership into W.L. Mellon Society Total GiftJune 30, 2008June 30, 2009June 30, 2010June 30, $ 50$ 100$ 150$ 200$ 1,000$ 100$ 200$ 300$ 400$ 2,008$ 200$ 400$ 600$ 808$ $ 3,500 $ 500** $ 1,000 $ $ 500** $ $ $ $ $ Due By

15 WL Mellon Society Leadership Donor Society –Gifts of $1,000 or more (as alumni) –Gifts of $500 or more (as students) with a special recognition event for members with the Business Board of Advisors Membership continues with gifts of $1,000 or more

16 2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting Agenda Why Annual Giving? What is the Class Gift? Class of 2008 Goals How to make a pledge? Timeline & Events!!

17 Timeline of Events Date(s)Event January 29 th Official Kick-off January 31 st – February 14 th Idea Spree (Tepper Portal) (tentative) February 8 th or 15 th Healey Fund / $1 B**Rs February 14 th – February 21 st Class Gift Voting (Tepper Portal) February 22 nd Class Gift Announcement (potential) AprilTepper Kickball Tournament

18 Do you want a Tepper tee? Submit ideas for slogans (or use current slogans) during voting period Top 3 slogans will be ordered Proceeds from t-shirt sales will go towards the class gift

19 Keys to Campaign Success Share your class gift ideas Encourage your classmates Make a pledge Focus on Participation!!!

20 Questions?


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