Graduating seniors are encouraged to participate in a Senior Class Gift Program. Traditionally, the officers of the senior class take charge of the campaign with advice and assistance from the Development Staff. Organizing or participating in this type of project is a way of raising awareness and cultivating a spirit of giving. In recent years, many graduating classes have chosen to designate their funds for scholarships. However, the gift can be directed toward a special need or a recent building or renovation project. Seniors are approached by mail and peer-to-peer solicitation. Participation is emphasized more than the size of the gift.
The Reunion Class Gift Program provides a unique opportunity for members of each class to become new donors or increase their support of The Bethany Fund in honor of their reunion. There is no better way to honor your past than to invest in Bethany's future. Gifts at all levels make a difference. Take this opportunity to join your classmates in making a gift to support the education and student life at Bethany.
Homecoming in the fall and Alumni Weekend in the spring present ideal occasions for alumni to celebrate the rewards and the memories of Bethany. During these events, special recognition is given to the 25th (Silver Anniversary) and the 50th (Golden Anniversary) class members. In addition, the classes celebrate their connection with Bethany by making a special "Reunion Class Gift."