We invite alumni back every five years to celebrate their time at Chicago Booth and also continue their class legacy of alumni investment. Reunion campaigns are led by the volunteer committee and class gift chair to support Booth’s leading source of unrestricted revenues, and help to ensure that the school maintains a healthy Annual Fund throughout the campaign.
Whether your class is five or 45 years out, reunion campaigns are a time for classes to come together to celebrate and demonstrate their collective support for the school. Reunions are a great time to consider a multi-year pledge to Booth and maximize the impact of your gift. For more information on reunion giving or volunteering, please contact us.
2017 Reunion classes collectively raised more than $13 million—the most ever generated for reunions! A few highlights include:
- Class of 1997 set a new donor record for 20-year reunions and raised more than triple their previous reunion campaign.
- Class of 1987 raised more than $4.7 million, setting a new 30-year-reunion campaign record, as well as a new record for any reunion campaign in Booth history.
- Class of 1987 Gift Chair David M. Lee offered a $150,000 matching challenge to encourage leadership gifts in his class and competition among all other reunion classes. The challenge was met ahead of deadline and resulted in $307,594 raised for the Annual Fund.