From our dear friend Brian Lee ‘13 of the Wesleyan Fund:
Today is is Giving Tuesday and a Wesleyan family has offered a challenge to the entire Wesleyan community: Reaching 1,000 gifts from alumni, parents, and students in one day! Once 1,000 or more of us make a gift to Wesleyan (to financial aid, an academic department, or even to an athletic team), Catherine Klema P’13 & David Resnick ’81, P’13 have agreed to establish a $100,000 scholarship for an incoming student next year in honor of this achievement.
The Senior Class Gift Committee will be at Usdan tomorrow from 11 am to 1 pm to help spread the word and to collect gifts. Please urge your friends to drop by because every single gift will count towards this $100,000 challenge! That’s a huge scholarship for an incoming student, folks. Let’s not let this challenge fail!
Find out more at: http://wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/giving-tuesday-2014
Date: Tuesday, December 2 – Today!
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:01 PM
Daniele Packard ’13 and Grace Zimmerman ’13 write in with a way for members of the Class of 2013 to legally imbibe with their classmates, promote greater access to Wesleyan in support of need blind admissions through scholarship fundraising, and enjoy some good ol’ class camaraderie out in the vibrant Middletown nightlife scene:
As graduation approaches alarmingly fast, it becomes ever more important to cherish your classmates, appreciate Wesleyan for everything it has to offer, and enjoy your dwindling time in Middletown. To this effect, the Senior Gift Committee is hosting our annual Senior Night Out, taking place this Thursday, April 25th! The four restaurants hosting SWAG for the evening are La Boca, Mondo, Iguanas Ranas and The Nest, whom have all generously agreed to offer drink and food specials for all SWAG donors this year.
Not a donor yet? Don’t worry – there’s still time to make a gift. Swing by any of our tabling locations this week to make a gift and pick up your wristband, or make a gift online and we’ll put the bracelet in your box. If you’ve already donated, you’ll find your wristband in your mailbox. To receive food and drink discounts you must obtain a SWAG designated wrist band. On behalf of the entire committee, we’d like to remind everyone to treat all of the establishments we visit and people we meet during the night out (and in life) with respect!
More information about drink and food specials, the night’s schedule, and tabling locations where you can pick up a wristband this week before the event!
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 8 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Place: Iguanas Ranas, La Boca, Mondo, The Nest
Suggested Donation: $5
Hey Class of 2013, remember when you voted the handsome devil David Shor ’13, featured above, as your Class President? This week, he’s writing in to remind you to pick up your Senior Pass and consider making a contribution to SWAG, the Seniors of Wesleyan Annual Gift. Seniors should remember that the Senior Gift contributes to a financial aid scholarship that will be awarded to an incoming Wesleyan freshman next year. The Class of 2013 has a goal of 92% participation and $15,000 raised. Here’s the important info, worded far more coherently than his initial write-up:
Senior events are a tremendous opportunity to enjoy the company of your entire class, from your best friend to your freshman year hallmate who always bumped the best jams. They are a chance to truly enhance the memories of senior year that you will cherish for years to come after graduation. Don’t miss out on these great events. You will regret it. More information about the passes, their sale, and the Senior Gift after the jump.
Daniele Packard ’13 and Grace Zimmerman ’13: write in with an important announcement for the freshest class around. That’s 2013, in case there was every any doubt…
You seniors know that 2013 is fly. It’s just a fact, plain and simple. As SWAG Interns, we certainly know it. We want you, the Class of 2013, to represent our class through our t-shirt design contest. The t-shirt (or tank, you decide!) will be themed “That’s so Wesleyan..” or “That’s so Wes..” if you’re into abbreviations. The design must contain the quoted theme for this year on the shirt. The shirt can incorporate up to three colors, and can only involve printing on one side. Any design format is welcome (pictures, collages, words, haiku, etc.). Designs with profanity, offensive language, or slurs will not be accepted.
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY (10/11) AT 11:59 P.M.
From Peter Frank ’12 and the swagalicious Seniors of Wesleyan Annual Gift (S.W.A.G.):
The Senior Class Gift Officers are looking for a student to create a commercial for S.W.A.G. (Seniors of Wesleyan Annual Gift). This is a paid opportunity to help increase awareness and enthusiasm for the annual fundraising campaign. You will help design, direct, shoot, and produce the final product. For more information, please e-mail SeniorGiftVideo(at)gmail(dot)com with links to relevant work samples.
CONTACT: SeniorGiftVideo(at)gmail(dot)com or pkfrank(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
From Senior Gift Manager Brendan McEntee ’10:
SENIOR GIFT MANAGERS SPONSOR T-SHIRT COMPETITION
WINNER GETS SENIOR COCKTAILS TICKET
You seniors know that 2010 is fly. It’s just a fact, plain and simple. Us Senior Gift Managers certainly know it. We want you, class of 2010, to rep this flyness on a hot T.
The T’s theme this year is: Only at Wes…
- The design must contain the words “Only at Wes…”
- Up to 3 colors, you can use the front and back
- Any design format is welcome (pictures, collages, words, haiku, etc.)
- No profanities, offensive language, or slurs
The winner gets A FREE PASS TO SENIOR COCKTAILS by us, Johanne Lin, Brendan McEntee, Joseph Nsiah, and Ankur Verma, your Senior Gift Managers and proud supporters of Wes.
Submission deadline: Oct. 12 at midnight.
Designs must be submitted to Anand Satchidanandan ’08 electronically via vtharakad@wes or directly at the Wesleyan Fund Office, located conveniently at 110 Mount Vernon Street.
Don’t forget to make a donation to the Senior Gift (give.wesleyan.edu)! Your money goes directly to financial aid, supporting future students, and showing just how tight 2010 really is.
CLASS OF 2010 – KEEPING WES HOT SINCE 2006 1831
From the Senior Gift Chairs:
Win the GOLDEN TICKET!!
Want a free senior pass?!?! All you have to do is design the winning senior t-shirt design. It’s fantastic that the passes are so much cheaper this year, but do you know what’s even cheaper than $120? FREE.
You can submit a design as an individual or as a house (or as any other group you can think of, as long as it’s 5 people or less). If your design is picked to be the ’09 senior tee, you’ll win the GOLDEN TICKET! Which is to say, you get to go to all the senior cocks for free. Really, you just can’t lose. The only guidelines are that the shirt must say “Wesleyan Fund” and “Class of ’09” somewhere on it. Also, no profanities and nothing too obscene.
Questions? Email Anand at tsv(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or any of the ’09 Senior Gift Chairs: Emily Avener (eavener), Erik Underwood (eunderwood), and Jen Matthews (jmatthews). Submissions are due to tsv(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by 8 AM on Monday the 20th. Good luck!
Anand Satchidanandan ’08 writes:
Every year, the Wesleyan Fund makes the senior class a T-shirt in recognition of their senior gift. This year’s “Senior Tee” needs a funky, smart, absolutely senior-esque design that showcases Wes ‘09ers.
Winners of the contest will receive a free Senior Pass courtesy of the Wesleyan Fund! Designs:
- Must encourage financially supporting Wesleyan
- Must contain the words “Wesleyan Fund”
- Can use up to 3 colors on a white background
- Can use both the front and back of the T-shirt
- Cannot contain profanity, offensive language, or slurs
Designs are due by October 1 at 4:00 PM. Winners will be selected and informed by mail, and will receive recognition at senior class events in the spring. Please mail/email your name, class year, contact details, and designs to:
164 Mount Vernon St.
Senior Class Gift Chair jobs are available for seniors:
Each year Wesleyan’s graduating Seniors give a gift back to Wesleyan through a Senior Gift. The Senior Gift is coordinated by Senior Gift Co-Chairs and a committee of dedicated Seniors who want to build their class legacy.
This year, we are looking for enthusiastic, innovative, and outgoing personalities who will get a chance to design, manage, and execute a public education campaign on philanthropy and The Wesleyan Fund. In addition to dealing with real money, real people, and real targets, Senior Gift Co-Chairs will be invited to join the Cardinal Council, network with Trustees, and Alumni.
If you’re up for a challenging, and rewarding experience, this is it!
Co-chair-specific responsibilities include:
· Designing a marketing plan to educate classmates about the Senior Gift, focusing on mailings, flyers, E-mails, phone calls and most importantly, establishing personal contacts
· Recruiting a committee of campaigners to solicit pledges throughout the year
· Serve as a class liaison to the Cardinal Council
Both work-study and non-work-study students are eligible for this position.
Hours: Flexible. On average, 4-5 hours/week.
Pay: $ 8.00 / hr
Start Date: ASAP
For an application, more information and/or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Anand Satchidanandan ‘08
Assistant Director, The Wesleyan Fund
164 Mt. Vernon St., Middletown, CT 06459