Graduates May Leave Their Mark on IUP Through Senior Class Gift

Posted on 4/27/2015 1:44:40 PM

Norm says to Make Your Mark at IUPGraduating seniors are invited to leave their mark on IUP by giving to the Senior Class Gift, a tradition that started at IUP in 1893. Those who do will help their fellow students.

“I am pleased to announce that in recognition of our experience, the Class of 2015 has chosen to make our gifts to the Dean’s Merit Scholarship funds of our respective colleges,” said Kelsey Adams, vice president of the Student Philanthropy Council and president of the Senior Class Gift Committee. “The Class of 2015 is committed to promoting the success of the students who will follow in our footsteps, and we know that by reinvesting in each college’s scholarship fund, we give our respective college deans the ability to reward academically talented students with merit-based scholarship support.”

The committee is urging all graduates to make a gift of $20.15 to commemorate their graduation. Students who give $20.15 or more will be given the opportunity to wear at graduation the Philanthropy Cord, a crimson and gray adornment reserved for those who participate.

Adams said this year’s class gift is 58 percent to a goal of $6,000. In this academic year alone, 79 students have benefited from Dean’s Merit Scholarships. 

To make a gift, go to the Senior Class Gift online form.  

Graduating seniors interested in participating on the Senior Class Gift Committee should go to the IUP Student Philanthropy website to complete the form expressing interest, or e-mail iup-giving@iup.edu for more information.

If you’ve already made your gift of $20.15 or more, you can pick up your philanthropy cords at 410 Sutton Hall (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)