The 50th Reunion class gift.

The 50th Reunion provides an opportunity to honor your own Middlebury experience and shape the future for others. Many alumni celebrate that milestone by making a special gift. The collective gifts from members of the class have a major impact on the College you love, enriching the experience of all Middlebury students and preparing them to engage the world.

The 50th Reunion class gift is the combined total of gifts and pledges from all members of the Reunion class. Gifts and pledges must be made by the Tuesday before Reunion Weekend in order to be included in the class gift announced at Reunion Weekend.

Types of Gifts That Count

Below are the types of gifts that will count toward your 50th Reunion class gift. To learn more about the ways to make a gift, please contact Tiffany Stowe, associate director of gift planning, at or 802-443-5169.

Outright Gifts

Make a gift by credit card at or with a check mailed to Gift Administration, 700 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Gifts of Stock

Transfer appreciated securities held long term to Middlebury to receive gift credit and tax benefits. For stock transfer instructions, call 866-496-6433.


Pledge your support for up to five years, and the total amount will be counted toward the class gift.

Gift Annuities

Donate cash or appreciated securities and receive a secure, fixed income for the rest of your life. The sample payout rate for a donor age 72 is 5.5 percent. The minimum gift is $10,000.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Donate cash, appreciated securities, or real estate and provide an income for you and your loved ones and a future gift to Middlebury. The trust pays you (and the beneficiaries you name) based on the trust’s annual valuation. The minimum gift amount is $100,000, which may be built up over a five-year period.

Gifts through Your Estate

Include Middlebury as one of the beneficiaries in your will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance, and we will include the documented amount in the 50th Reunion class gift.

Charitable IRA Rollover

If you are 70-1/2 or older, make a gift directly from your IRA to Middlebury without owing federal income tax. There is no minimum; the maximum gift is $100,000.

Participation Goal

What Counts toward the Participation Goal?

In order to be counted in participation totals announced at Reunion Weekend, a classmate must make a gift during the fiscal year (July 1–June 30) of your 50th Reunion. If classmates make a special 50th Reunion commitment in the years leading up to Reunion, we encourage them to also make a modest annual fund gift in the year of Reunion to help meet the class participation goal. Gifts made through a donor’s estate and multiyear pledges (unless the first payment has been made) do not qualify.

Reunion Awards

What Counts toward Reunion Awards?

Gifts made through a donor’s estate are not included in the amount eligible for the award given to the class with the largest class gift. All other gift types are eligible. To qualify toward the percentage participation award, classmates must make a gift within the fiscal year of Reunion.

Alumni and Families
700 Exchange St.
Middlebury, VT 05753