1973 40th Reunion Class Gift         


Our Class Gift Goal was 73% participation by our class members.The target was to have everyone participate at a level with which they felt comfortable. We didn't quite make that.  Maybe in 2018!  2013 Gift status.

We encourage giving something every year.  

A secure online gift form can be found through the link: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1225/index.aspx?sid=1225&gid=1&pgid=1947&cid=4524

The secure online gift form accepts Visa or Master Card. Be sure to designate that your gift is for the Class of ’73 - 40th Reunion Class Gift. Alumni for whom corporate matching is possible are encouraged to seek additional funds from that source. They also count toward the class gift total.

Multi-year pledges are a great way to multiply the impact of your class gift for our 40th Reunion. Multi-year gifts made through a multi-year pledge are all counted toward the class gift for the 40th Reunion as long as one of those gifts occurs in the reunion year. A multi –year pledge form can be obtained by clicking here.

For those who would like to see their gift carry on into the future, donating to the Class of ‘73 Scholarship is the way to go . The Scholarship recently (2013) exceeded the threshold endowment level of $50,000.00.  Individuals interested in contributing to this fund should send their gifts to the attention of Allison Cherkosly, cherka@rpi.edu  at the Office of Annual Giving, Chasan Bldg. 110 8th St Troy NY 12180 and clearly designate that the gift should be applied to the Class of '73 Endowed Scholarship Fund..

Class of '73 Endowed Scholarship Details and FAQ


Did you know that:

1. 45% of the cost of each and every student attending RPI is supported by the Annual Fund and Class Gift through scholarships, professor’s salaries, building costs, support of athletic programs etc.?

2. Part of the rating of colleges and universities in the annual US News and World Report and other magazines takes into account the % of alumni participating in financial support of the school through class gifts and annual fund campaigns? Just by participating in the Class Gift we can help improve the rating of Rensselaer in these annual ratings.

While the Rensselaer Annual Fund is the primary vehicle for supporting our class gift, there are four other ways to contribute in addition to making an outright gift of cash!

1. Support Rensselaer in your will,
2. Make Rensselaer a beneficiary of a retirement account.
3. Make a life income gift to the Institute.
4. You can give publicly or privately owned stock, real estate, partnership interests, and other non-cash assets.

A gift through your will, or a life income gift, automatically qualifies you for membership in the Rensselaer Heritage Society.

Information about the gift opportunities outlined above can be found at the Rensselaer Planned Giving web site at:

This link provides further links to information on among other items:
How to build Your Gift
Goals and Gifts
Ways to Give
What to Give
Professional Advisors
Gift Calculator
Bequest Language
Lawyer Locator
Rensselaer's Charitable Trust Provider
Ways to obtain a Free Life Planning Guide

Classmates considering planned gifts should contact:

Arthur T. Tracy
Director of Planned Giving
Telephone: 518-276-2561
Email: tracya@rpi.edu