Senior Legacy Committee

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Senior Legacy Gift?
The Senior Legacy Gift is the fundraising drive to encourage members of the Class of 2020 to support the Hollins Fund. Our goal this year is for 50 graduating seniors to make a gift! Your Class Senior Legacy Gift is your first step in joining the strong tradition of giving at Hollins.

When does the Senior Legacy Gift kick off?
This year, Senior Legacy kicks off in late February and ends with Day of Giving, April 23, 2020. We will celebrate class totals and recognize the seniors who contributed at the Senior Toast on April 24th!

Why should seniors give to the Hollins Fund?
Giving back is the Hollins way! Your gift of at least $10 means your class is part of a long tradition of seniors helping to ensure the one-of-a-kind experience remains for future Hollins students.

What does my Senior Legacy Gift to the Hollins Fund support?
Did you know tuition alone does not cover the full cost of receiving a Hollins education? The remaining balance is covered by donations from alumnae/i and other supporters. The Hollins Fund represents 11% of the operating budget and enhances nearly every aspect of the student experience, including scholarships classroom technologies, world-class faculty, academic innovations, real-world learning opportunities, and extracurricular activities that make your Hollins experience so distinctive.

How will I be recognized?
Senior Legacy donors will receive a special Hollins seal pin they can wear to commencement. They will also receive online and in social media shout-outs, and will be recognized at a special reception held before the Senior Toast on April 24, 2020.

Volunteers will be able to add Student Philanthropy and Solicitation to their resume, and will receive additional opportunities to meet and network with Hollins alumnae/i. Volunteers will also receive special recognition at the Senior Toast.

What are the volunteer opportunities and requirements within the Senior Legacy Program?
All you need is to have a passion for Hollins and eagerness to help build support so future generations of Hollins students can have the same distinctive experience! As part of the committee, you’ll have the chance to organize events, ask classmates to make their Senior Legacy gift, post on social media on behalf of the committee, and more.

What is the time commitment for a Senior Legacy volunteer?
Volunteering for this committee is not a big time commitment. You will volunteer for 10 hours total this semester and attend Senior Toast in April.

Will I get paid for working for Senior Legacy?
Senior Legacy is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. You are volunteering your time to help build class unity and support for the Hollins Fund. In return, you will gain resume-building skills such as time management, marketing, sales, leadership and the ability to communicate to a diverse population. Not to mention, you will earn the satisfaction of knowing you helped your class make its mark!

Will I be trained?
Yes, the committee will work together with Assistant Director of the Hollins Fund Syreeta Combs-Cannaday ’02, to solicit gifts from your classmates and keep them engaged/excited about the Senior Legacy Gift.

How do I apply?
Email Syreeta with questions about Senior Legacy or if you’re interested to volunteer for this opportunity.