Class of 2014 Parents Fund
Leaving their mark
New bricks with the names of all seniors were
installed on the walkway near Case Center.
May 17, 2014
Parents and family members of the Class of 2014 set a new record for participation
to the Senior Parent Project, according to an announcement at the annual brick ceremony
held Friday, May 16. Project chair Marlene Gilbert announced that 548 donors—a record
77 percent—contributed $542, 416 to the project.
Said Gilbert, “This is the highest level of participation in the history of Skidmore’s Senior Parent Project, and the fourth highest amount collected in the 14 years that the project existed.” Due to the generosity of a project committee member, a brick with the name of every student in the class was installed on the walkway near Case Center. Gilbert said this was appropriate, as it recognizes “all that the parents, faculty and staff have done for our students and the future of Skidmore.” The bricks serve as a permanent expression of “love and recognition to our children and in appreciation of Skidmore and its impact on their lives,” she added. [Read more.]
About the Parents Fund
The senior parents fund has had a significant impact at Skidmore since 2001. Skidmore parent volunteers launched the project, designed for three primary purposes:
- To recognize and celebrate the achievements of their sons or daughters
- To provide financial support for students and the campus environment
- To serve as a model for students by reinforcing the importance of philanthropy
When you make a gift of any amount, your senior's name will be inscribed on a brick in the patio adjacent to Case Center. The brick pathway will serve as a permanent tribute to students' successes and help inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
The Class of 2014 Parents Fund Leadership Committee for 2013-14
The project was chaired by Alan and Marlene Gilbert and guided by a leadership committee of parents including James Bailey and Anne Shattuck; Fran Belasco; Michael and Roberta Joseph; Susan Goldberg and Simon Liu; Anne Rieselbach and Grant Marani; Helen Marston; Lawrie Mott; Jane and Mark O’Keeffe; Gary and Liz Schonfeld; Susan and Robert Smith; and Bess and Greg Goldstein.
For more information, contact Ann Dejnozka, Director of Family Leadership Giving at 518-580-5635 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .