Vanderbilt to honor and recognize Reunion classes with two awards
The 5th through the 45th Reunion 2014 classes are vying for two alumni awards—the Reunion Attendance Cup and the Reunion Participation Cup. The Reunion Attendance Cup is for the Reunion class with the highest percentage of alumni in attendance at Reunion. The Reunion Participation Cup recognizes the class with the highest giving participation percentage. The awards will be presented during Vanderbilt's Homecoming football game on October 11, 2014.
“These awards spark a little friendly competition among our Reunion classes,” says Miles Diffee, director of Undergraduate Reunion Weekend. “Our volunteers work hard encouraging their classmates to come back and give back. It’s important to recognize and honor their achievements.”
Reunion is one of Vanderbilt’s signature events, both in terms of attendance and fundraising. Each year alumni generously donate millions of dollars in honor of their Reunion and their alma mater.
“Giving in honor of Reunion is a long-time Vanderbilt tradition,” says Melinda Phillips, director of Classes and Volunteer Engagement in Vanderbilt’s Office of Annual Giving. “Reunion gifts fund scholarships for deserving students and support programs that make the Vanderbilt experience second to none.”