50th Class Reunion Giving
Campus Pride and Collective Support Marked Successful 50th Reunion Festivities
On May 16-18, 2014, members of the Class of 1964 returned to Kingston to celebrate their fiftieth reunion. During the three days of festivities, classmates rekindled friendships while revisiting a flourishing and bustling campus. The weekend was launched with a late afternoon welcome reception on Friday, followed by a full day of activities on Saturday, and culminating with a wonderful tradition on Sunday -- the 50th reunion class leading the University's commencement march.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the announcement of class giving totals and the presentation of a token check to President Dooley by Mark A. Ross, the Class of 1964 Reunion Giving Representative. The class surpassed its reunion goal and raised more than $218,000 in overall class giving, with class participation reaching nearly 30%! Numerous classmates made gifts to the selected class funding initiative, the President’s 21st Century Fund for Excellence as well. This fund provides President Dooley with the flexibility to implement various programs and initiatives that he considers critical to the future of URI. While the primary giving objective for the Class of 1964 has been the aforementioned President’s Fund, class members also made gifts to programs and initiatives all across campus, including undergraduate colleges and URI Athletics - all of which were counted toward our reunion goal.
The URI Foundation acknowledges, with much appreciation, Mark A. Ross for his commitment to this effort. The Foundation also extends a heartfelt thank you to Larry Aker, Sheila (Greenstein) Gold, Kenneth Long, and John Tucker, Reunion Planning Committee members and to all classmates who participated in the reunion festivities and class giving initiative.