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Class of 1959 50th Reunion For us now, For Carleton later Class of '59 Legacy Gift As a member of our 50th Reunion Planning Committee, I was thrilled when our group voted unanimously in January to create, as our Class Legacy Gift, a permanently endowed scholarship fund that will support need-based financial aid for Carleton students in perpetuity. It will be known as the Class of 1959 Scholarship Endowment and will consist of those unrestricted gifts above and beyond our Annual Fund and estate planning gifts. Since its founding in 1866, the College has had a strong commitment to academic excellence and equality of opportunity for all its students, regardless of social or financial circumstance—an emphasis that has been noticeably strengthened since World War II. Since many of us were recipients of significant financial aid during our Don '59 and Liz Klinefelter undergraduate years, it seemed particularly fitting during the current economic downturn to make similar assistance available to future Carls. As I thought about the nature and possibilities of such a gift, I was interested to learn that last year 1,241 of Carleton’s 1,953 students received scholarship grants from the College (64 percent). A wide range of income levels are represented in the mix, as are 72 international students. I have enclosed a copy of the College’s Class profile for the current freshman class that contains a great deal of information about the young men and women at Carleton today. The back page also contains information about the College’s financial aid program. With the Class of 2012 and future scholarship recipients in mind, my wife Liz and I decided to make our modest contribution to the Class of 1959 Scholarship Endowment—our Class Legacy Gift. We look forward to the pleasure of receiving yearly reports from "our" student, which will be sent to all classmates. I invite you to join us in this worthwhile and meaningful endeavor. Donald S. Klinefelter '59 For more information about ways to make a 50th Reunion gift, you may contact Lynne Wilmot ’89 or Mike Tompos ’83 in the Carleton Development Office. The toll-free number is: 800 492-2275. Thank you. As our 50th Reunion nears, it is fitting to create a permanent legacy for the Class of 1959 at Carleton. The Reunion Planning Committee enthusiastically agreed to earmark our special 50th Reunion gift to a permanent endowed scholarship fund for Carleton students who qualify for financial aid. What a legacy! All unrestricted gifts—over and above our Alumni Annual Fund contributions—will be a part of this ongoing and perpetual fund. So please consider sending a contribution of any size for this special purpose. You will be helping many future generations of Carleton students and adding to their educations in a meaningful fashion. Starting in 2010, all classmates will receive a stewardship report from the College with information about “our student.” As the fund grows, there may be more than one! We're looking forward to experiencing this connection with current students at our alma mater. Please join in supporting this Scholarship—any amount will be appreciated. The important thing is that you are a part of the Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund. We are striving to reach a very high participation threshold (80 percent) as a way of showing our ’59 spirit this June at Reunion Weekend. We certainly hope you will join us for this celebration. Even if you are not present, however, you can still be a part of something special by adding your name to the list of contributors to our Class’ Scholarship. Thank you! Carleton Business Scholars during their career exploration visit in New York The Carleton Burmese Club hosting a Doh Burma social to share Burmese culture with the broader community. The small print: The Class of 1959 Scholarship is a permanent endowed fund at Carleton College. Future additions from “planned gifts” are welcome—those from bequests, retirement plan provisions, trusts, etc. If you intend for your planned gift to be applied to the Scholarship, you must instruct the College as to your intentions in writing. A simple note will do. Questions may be addressed to staff members, Lynne Wilmot ’89 and Mike Tompos ’83. Their toll-free Amy Alstad ’09, Carleton senior biology major and number is 800-492-2275. Cole Naturalist for the Cowling Arboretum, presents a poster at the 2008 Science and Math Poster Session.
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