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CLASS OF 2008 Class Gift Kick-off!!. January 29 th , 2008. Agenda Why Annual Giving? What is our Class Gift? Class of 2008 Goals How to make a pledge? Timeline & Events!!. 2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting . Annual Fund Background.

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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!!

2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting

annual fund background
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 $50-250 dollars. GIFTS of ALL SIZES have an IMPACT!
  • Majority of alumni support comes from our most recent alumni
where do annual fund gifts go
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
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Agenda

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

2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting

gift campaign background
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
what gift will our class gift be
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 31st

share YOUR IDEAS

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Agenda

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

2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting

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2008 Goal: 100% Participation!

Participation Level

2004

2008

2005

2007

2006

2002

2001

2000

2003

1999

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Class Gift $$$: Historical Support

Absolute Dollars Pledged

(thousands)

2002

2006

2000

2001

2007

2005

1999

2003

2004

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Campaign Goal: Set a New Record

  • Achieve 100% Participation
  • Strengthen ties for the future
  • Leave our mark on Tepper!
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Agenda

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

2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting

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How to Make a Pledge

  • Online: Via Class of 2008 Website
    • www.tepper.cmu.edu/alumni/2008
  • 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
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Participate at Your Comfort Level

Due By

Total Gift

June 30, 2008

June 30, 2009

June 30, 2010

June 30, 2011

$

500

$

50

$

100

$

150

$

200

$

1,000

$

100

$

200

$

300

$

400

$

2,008

$

200

$

400

$

600

$

808

$ 500**

$ 3,500

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$

$ 500**

$

$

$

$

$

  • 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
wl mellon society
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
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Agenda

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

2008 Class Gift Kickoff Meeting

do you want a tepper tee
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
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Keys to Campaign Success

  • Share your class gift ideas
  • Encourage your classmates
  • Make a pledge
  • Focus on Participation!!!
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