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Save the date for our 30th Reunion, May 19–22, 2011
Throughout the year you will be able to check this page for updated information regarding the weekend’s events and logistical details—including who’s planning to be there, progress with our 30th Reunion Gift, class specific events and more.
30th Reunion Committee
Joanne G. Audretsch
David M. Bartholomew
Steven G. Blum
Bartlet A. Brebner
Kathy Prager Conrad
Paul C. DiSanto
Sharon S. Fierstein
Delcy Ziac Fox
Lisa Katherine Greim
Howard W. Hawkins
Matthew K. McCreight
Liza Page Nelson
David L. Resnick
Allan C. Spera
Nancy Parker Wilson
‘Hope to Attend’ List
Class of 1981 30th Reunion Gift
Our fundraising goal is $300,000 through the Wesleyan Fund and our participation goal is 60%. Click here to make your gift today!
A great way to create a comprehensive Reunion contribution is to include a planned gift along with your annual gift. There are many options available including bequests, life insurance or retirement plan designations, and life income gifts which will benefit you or a loved through retirement years. For further information, please contact Cheryl Brodowski in the Office of Gift Planning at (860) 685-5775 or visit the website at www.wesleyan.edu/plannedgiving.
Class of 1981 Reunion Challenge
Let’s celebrate our 30th reunion by setting a new standard in leadership giving.
For every contribution of $1,831 or more made to Wesleyan by June 30, 2011, an anonymous classmate will match the gift 1:1 with an equal contribution to the endowment—up to $1 million.
The Class of 1981 holds the all-time record for leadership gifts in one year with 95 for the 25th Reunion. We would like to continue our legacy of support by meeting the goal of 100 leadership gifts for our 30th Reunion. Please join us.
The following hotels still have rooms available, but they are no longer holding blocks of rooms for Wesleyan. You may contact the hotels directly and inquire as to their availability.
|Hilton Garden Inn||Glastonbury||860-659-1025|
|Holiday Inn Express & Suites||Meriden||203-443-5700|
|Homewood Suites by Hilton||Glastonbury||860-652-8111|
|Super 8 Motel||Cromwell||860-632-8888|
*Due to the high volume of dorm reservations this year, registration for on-campus housing is now closed. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please e-mail Emma Mohney '12 at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, class year, requested number of beds, and preferred roommate/hallmates. Emma will get back to you if space becomes available.
Group photos of the class of ’81 will be taken at the base of Denison Terrace (behind Olin Library) on Saturday, May 21. Alumni who pre-register for a photo in advance of the weekend will receive free shipping ($4 for unframed prints and $15 for framed prints). Please follow the 1981 link for this special savings. All are encouraged to browse through the Panfoto website where you can view earlier reunion photos along with special Wesleyan images—all for purchase.
2011 Reunion Weekend Schedule
A preliminary schedule will be released online in March, when formal registration begins. To see what the weekend may offer, take a look at last year’s schedule. The Class of 1981 is planning the following activities during Reunion & Commencement Weekend:
|Friday, May 20||Arrivals|
|WESeminars all day|
|Sci-Fi Panel and reunion for members of the Wesleyan Science Fiction Club, organized by Dave Miller|
|All-college dinner with tables reserved for the Class of 1981|
|Wine & cheese reception, featuring the wines of Ariel Rubissow Okamotoís Rubissow Vineyards and Nancy Parker Wilsonís Greenvale Vineyards|
|Late-night Eclectic party with music by different generations of Wesleyan bands|
|Saturday, May 21||Morning 5K Run, followed by an early-bird breakfast|
|WESeminars continue all day|
|Traditional Alumni Parade and Annual Assembly|
|All-college picnic lunch and Festival on Foss Hill|
|Panel featuring alumni in philanthropy, organized by Liza Page Nelson|
|Talk by Dr. Ellen J. Prager ’84 (Kathy Prager Conrad’s sister) based on her latest book, Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter|
|30th Reunion reception and dinner with special guests|
|All-college sing followed by the tent party on Andrus Field|
|Sunday, May 22||Brunch|
Staff Class Contact
Associate Director, The Wesleyan Fund
110 Mt. Vernon Street
Middletown, CT 06459