The Official Skidmore College Reunion 2013 Video
By the time you receive this mailing, our 25th Reunion will be less than 12 weeks away. As Rob Resnick’s recent letter reminded us, it’s time to get down to business. Your checklist should look something like this: register for Reunion (registration packet on the way), consider suitemate choices, e-mail your friends and make sure they’re doing the same.
We’ve got a great weekend planned. Thursday night we will meet at Gaffney’s. We hope people can make it to campus early and make a full weekend of it. Friday night we have arranged for an open bar at Trattoria, now known as The Irish Times. Saturday we will have the picnic lunch followed by a block party around the Northwoods Apartments. Saturday night’s celebration meal includes tapas followed by champagne and cupcakes leading up to the fireworks show. No doubt, fun will be had.
In the coming weeks, you will be receiving a registration packet; in which you will find a form asking you to choose the events you plan to participate in. We have done our best to keep costs down with the hope that most will join in all the festivities. The registration packet will also include information on reunion housing. As a reminder, the Class of ’88 will be staying in the Northwoods apartments, which offer great suites consisting of four private rooms per unit with common areas, kitchens, etc. They are certainly worth the $50 per night.
For those who decide to stay on campus, please pay special attention to the following steps:
● While there is no place on the registration form to request a choice of suitemate, you should note your preferences somewhere on the form, preferably on the bottom back of the form. You can also e-mail your roommate choice to Jennifer Clark at (email@example.com).
● Suitemate requests must be mutual. If you want to share an apartment with your friend(s), make sure they know to request you as a suitemate too.
● Suitemate requests must be made in advance of the deadline. Requests made after the deadline cannot be honored, so no dillydallying. We will work with the school to ensure the housing process is as smooth as possible.
Reunions give us a chance to reconnect with our past, renew old friendships, and create new memories. What anchors us to those years and continues to connect us to Skidmore is the community of people―you, and our class, the dedicated faculty and staff who made our time at Skidmore interesting, challenging, and inspiring.
One way to show how the faculty and staff still matter is by participating in our class gift. The Skidmore Annual Fund has an immediate impact on the individual people who keep the College moving forward, and this year, we have a chance to celebrate our 25 years of alumnihood by doing something special. Our goal is two-fold: increase participation and raise the largest 25th Reunion gift in the history of Skidmore―$135,000! Can we count on you? We are only $14,000 away from being the most generous class on record. The class gift offers each of us an opportunity to commemorate the Skidmore that we recall so fondly while at the same time celebrating the College it is today.
As pleased as we are to report that we are nearly to our cash goal, our participation rate needs improvement. Please consider the College this year and don’t forget to take advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. To make your gift please use the enclosed envelope, call the College (800-584-0115), or contribute online at www.skidmore.edu/makeagift. You may also help us spread the word by encouraging your friends to join us. Let’s show our pride, Class of ’88, and help create new memories for future Skidmore students.
If you have any questions about Reunion, don’t hesitate to contact Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the class gift, contact Steve at email@example.com. Be on the lookout in March for formal registration materials—we can’t wait to see everyone back in Saratoga at the end of May.
Richard L. Gruenberger Stephen H. Bitteker
Reunion Chair Class Fund Chair
Robert F. Resnick
Emily Dominianni Cohen
Kim Wachenheim Wagman
Class Fund Chair
Stephen H. Bitteker
Richard L. Gruenberger
Stephen H. Shernicoff
Keith A. Tanny