Monday, May 17, 2010

Class reunion gifts

Many alumni classes choose to make a gift to KIS by setting special giving goals or choosing a project to fund in honor of their reunion. I would like to give those classes with upcoming reunions some ideas to consider, if you chose to make a gift to KIS. Please do not feel constrained by these ideas if class members are interested in supporting a different project. We would be happy to consider your ideas as well.

Examples of recent class gifts include:

KIS Archives, Class of '61: At their 45th class reunion in 2006, the Class of 1961 decided to support the Archive Project with an initial gift of $12,000.

Drama Endowment Fund, Class of '58: In 2008, the Class of 1958 gathered for their reunion in Cyprus and while there, decided to make a class gift to KIS in memory of Les Finley, School Chaplain & their Class Sponsor. The gift made was in support of the KIS Drama Endowment. Their contribution to this fund totals $8700 and continues to grow.

Scudder Scholarship Fund, Class of '56: In 2007 the Class of 1956 established a fund for needy students in memory of their classmate Dr Marilyn Scudder. $6800 has been contributed to this fund to date.

Class Reunion gift ideas:

1) Music Department: continue the tradition of excellence and purchase new instruments, primarily for the middle school students. Estimated cost $10,000.

2) Improve the stage at Alumni Hall. Estimated cost, $7,500.

3) Refurbish Bendy Field facilities. Estimated cost, $10,000.

4) Construction of quiet study rooms in KIS Library. Estimated cost, $8,000.

5) All weather resurfacing of courts. Estimated cost, $20,000 per court.

6) Tents for Poondi Outdoor Education program. Estimated cost, $2,500

7) Memorial bench. Cost $2000