Reunion Class Giving

Photo of three alumnae at Reunion 2014


To our treasured Hollins Alumnae/i,

Reunion is that delightful time when Hollins alumnae/i honor the anniversary of earning our degrees, our classmates, and our alma mater by making a special reunion gift. Reunion giving focuses on increased alumnae/i participation and increased gift amounts. Alumnae/i volunteers fundraise among their classmates to raise the largest gift and encourage the highest class participation. Alumnae/i participation in giving is a factor in grant applications and college rankings, as well as class and school spirit.

We are all disappointed that in 2021 the COVID 19 pandemic has once again affected our Reunion plans, but we promise to make it up to you when we can all gather together on campus, hopefully soon.

Regardless of whether we are together in person or by video, Reunion fundraising still remains a crucial part of the Hollins Fund. We hope you will consider an idea that came from a few of your fellow alumnae/i and make a gift to Hollins in the amount you would have spent on reunion this year. While you are unable to celebrate your time at Hollins with your classmates the way you prefer, you can help ensure that current students are having the best possible Hollins experience.

As in other years, classes will still engage in a friendly competition for the Reunion Class Giving Awards for largest total gift, largest gift to the Hollins Fund, and highest participation in giving. Classes are also recognized at Reunion for breaking all-time records for each reunion year for the largest gift and highest participation.

Make your gift before Friday of Reunion and help your class WIN! Award winning classes will be announced during a live virtual event celebrating your Reunion classes.

Help ensure that as we move forward to a bright future ahead, we will still hold on to the treasured memories and traditions that make Hollins a place worth celebrating.

reunion 2021 class gift totals

Includes gifts and pledges made July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. All pledges are to be completed within the next five years.

As of January 1, 2021

Class Number of Donors Percent Participation Total Gifts and Pledges
1946 1 14.3% $1,000
1951 3 15% $1,500
1956 13 25% $7,250
1961 19 20% $16,805
1966 22 18.3% $156,982
1971 23 13.3% $7,030
1976 22 11.5% $22,347
1981 13 8.8% $57,892
1986 17 9% $56,048
1991 28 16% $13,176
1996 7 4.7% $2,175
2001 2 1.5% $75
2006 9 5.6% $1,419
2011 2 1.2% $179
2016 3 2.5% $500
2019 1 .7% $25

reunion 2020

class giving award LEADERS

As of Reunion Celebration, 2020

President Nancy GrayPresident Nancy Oliver Gray Award

For the class with the highest total giving to Hollins for all purposes

Class of 1985 with $279,196

reunion-giving-tinker-mtn-awardTinker Mountain Award

For the class with the largest total gift to the Hollins Fund.

Class of 1970 with $119,337

reunion-giving-west-awardCatherine Orgill West ’51 Award

For the class with the highest participation in giving to Hollins.

Class of 1955 with 45.5%

RockHollins Rock Award

For the class among the 10 most recent classes with the highest participation in giving to Hollins.

Class of 2010 with 10.6%