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Bentley University senior class gift

Is the Class of 2020 Up to the Challenge?

Senior Class Gift Committee Kicks Off Fundraising

Caroline Cruise

Each year, graduating seniors come together to give back to Bentley in recognition of all that the university has done for them, and makes a collective Senior Class Gift.

On October 19, the Senior Class Gift Committee hosted a kickoff event for their classmates. Committee member Tim Fay ’19 announced that the Global Alumni Board (GAB), the overseeing body of the Alumni Association, has challenged the Class of 2020 to have the most successful Senior Class Gift to date. When 60% of the class participates, the GAB will give $35,000 to Bentley.

David Schiegoleit ’93, chair of the Global Alumni Board, told the seniors, “I continue to be so impressed by the graduates coming out of my alma mater. We’re here to help you as you become alumni, and we’re proud that you recognize the importance of giving back to Bentley, after it’s given us all so much.”

The Senior Class Gift Committee will host more events throughout the year to explain to other students why giving back through the Bentley Fund is so important. Among the many reasons the Committee encourages support is that the Bentley Fund supports many aspects of student life, including: 

·        1,000 students participate in service-learning opportunities

·        More than 620 students compete in 21 varsity sports

·        50% of students study abroad

(In the photo above, left to right: Global Alumni Board Chair David Schiegoleit ’93 with Senior Class Gift Committee members Dominique Balzora-Rivert ’20 and Lea Guldemond ’20).

The 2020 Senior Class Gift Committee