Reunion Giving

The fifty-year reunion is a milestone in the lives of Hamline alumni. Many alumni mark this milestone by expanding their support through a special gift to Hamline. The collective total of individual commitments in the five years leading up to the fifty-year reunion is called the “Gift from the Class” and is a reflection of the enthusiasm and warmth that the reunion class has for Hamline.

Fifty-Year Reunion Giving at a Glance

  • Hamline welcomes outright gifts such as cash or stock along with other philanthropic commitments including will provisions, life income gifts, and beneficiary designations.
  • All gifts – annual, planned, scholarship endowment, capital – made during the five year period beginning July 1 following the 45-Year Reunion and leading up to the fifty-year reunion will be aggregated and counted for the fifty-year reunion “Gift from the Class.”
  • Both outright gifts and future gifts may be made without restriction or for a specific purpose.
  • Will or trust provisions and other planned gift commitments made during the five-year period but received by Hamline in the future often make up a large part of the total and count at face value. 
  • A committee of classmates will contact you to invite your participation. The spirit of fifty-year reunion giving is equal generosity not equal gifts. University Gift Officers are available to ensure privacy and offer expertise when facilitating your gift. 
  • Questions about reunion giving? Contact Marcia Yanz, Leadership Gift Officer, at 800-767-5586, Option 3, or 651-523-2336, or



Marcia Yanz
Leadership Gift Officer