The Official Skidmore College Reunion 2013 Video
Dear Class of 2008,
It is hard to believe we will be celebrating our 5th Reunion in May 2013! It seems like just yesterday we were at SCOOP, congregating on the green for Fun Day, and celebrating our graduation at T&L and D.A.’s. But despite the time that has passed since our college days, I still feel connected to so many Skiddies and to the College itself. I am so grateful for the opportunities Skidmore has given me, and were it not for that education and experience, I would not be where I am today. As a 3L in law school, I’ve had the opportunity to clerk in the Probate and Family Court for a judge who also happens to be a Skidmore alum. Needless to say, we connected instantly because of our mutual love for the school. The relationships Skidmore creates are unique and invaluable. I am so thankful to have been a part of the community and look forward to remaining involved and supporting the school.
As we gather at Peabody’s and D.A.’s in May, we have the chance to do something really wonderful for a fellow Skiddie. Our Reunion gift will be a scholarship in honor of our friends Olivia Baccash, Timothy Pramer, and Matthew Helterline who have passed away. In tribute to them, we can help a current Skidmore student complete his or her education—a student who may not be able to attend our beloved school without our assistance.
The only way we can create this scholarship is if everyone participates. I’m writing to ask you to consider making your gift at the Friends of the Presidents (FOP) level, if possible, in order to ensure we reach our $15,000 goal—and more importantly, so that we can honor our classmates and assist a deserving student. A monthly gift of $56 ($500 by May 31) will qualify you to be an FOP. Every gift is greatly appreciated, and this is a particularly important year for us to show our support and give to a worthwhile scholarship. The perks? As an FOP, you will have access to invitation-only events, insider College news, and more networking opportunities with fellow alumni. Just use the enclosed reply card or refer to the enclosed brochure to set up a regular giving schedule. To make a gift online, visit www.skidmore.edu/makeagift.
Also, please mark your calendar for May 30 - June 2, 2013 and plan to come back to campus. I would love to see you! Our Reunion committee is busy planning a lot of great events, and you won’t want to miss out on a chance to hang out with friends in Saratoga—a place we all know and love.
I’m thanking Skidmore for a wonderful four years that shaped the person I am today and honoring the lives of three very special classmates by making my FOP donation today. I hope you do the same!
Sending 5th Reunion Love,
Danielle Starr ’08
Friends of the Presidents Chair
Kibuchi E. Banfield
Tyler G. Deieso
Class Fund Chairs
Drew M. Fidler
Hilary T. Sayia
Class FOP Chair
Danielle R. Starr
Kelly M. Genois
Kibuchi E. Banfield
Reunion Volunteers and Class Agents
Ciara D. Austin
Lauren A. Vildostegui
Tiffany S. Islar