Homecoming October 28 and Class Annual Meeting October 29, 2016

August,  2016

Men of 1960 and Special Others,

This will bring you up to speed on: 1) the plans for our Homecoming mini-reunion coming up in just two months, and 2) the final results of another outstanding Class of ’60 Dartmouth College Fund effort for 2015-2016.

Homecoming

The Homecoming mini-reunion highlight this year is the Harvard game. Harvard has been voted #1 by the Ivy League press (pre-season-poll) and was our only loss in last year‘s tie-for-the-championship season.  Dartmouth is seeded #3 this year. 

We begin our festivities on Friday with something new: a panel discussion at 4 PM in Room 101 of the Black Family Visual Arts Center. The subject should be fascinating. It’s the campus protests that have been sweeping the country (and Dartmouth) and the  challenges of dealing with them. This will be followed by a special reception from 5:30 to 7 PM. In the Arts Center lobby, a few steps from the where the parade begins. There will be a selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres ($20/person) and a cash bar serving beer and wine. We will also have an opportunity to view a student art exhibition, curated by students with funding from the Class of ’60. (Dinner on our own after the parade.)

Saturday starts with our class meeting at 10 a.m. in 104 Wilder, just down the steps and ramp from Observatory Hill, where we tailgate.  We will have several brief reports from class officers, and then spend most of our time on class project reports and hearing from students we are supporting in one way or another. We will review the direction of Class projects and their funding, so please try to attend.

After the meeting comes our incomparable tailgate at noon - a steal at $5 a head, $10/couple or $15/family.

Following the tailgate you can watch Dartmouth trounce Harvard (1:30 kick-off), visit the Hood Museum’s downtown exhibition space, hike with Roger and Ann Hanlon, hit the shops of Main Street, or take a nap.

We wrap up the day with a reception and a BBQ buffet dinner at our new Homecoming Dinner venue, Hinman Hall, Rockefeller Center. A cash bar serving beer and wine will commence at 6:00 p.m. and dinner ($50 p.p.) will be served at 7:00 p.m.

2015-2016 DCF Performance

You’ve recently received (if we have your email address) a full report from Co-Head Agents Ken Johansen, Phil Kron and Jim Adler, so we’ll just provide highlights from another great performance:

The class has broken or tied four records. In fact, when both participation and dollars are considered, it’s easy to make the case we outperformed every non-reunion class out there.

Participation: Our participation rate of 75.0% easily broke the 56 year-out record, tied our own class record, ranked us fourth among all classes and was nearly twice the overall DCF giving rate of 42.1%. This is our seventh year in a row in which we’ve achieved 70% participation.

Dollars: We raised $606,620, smashing the 56 year-out record held by the Class 0f 1952 and our own non-reunion record. This was our 11th straight year for breaking the year-out dollar record! We had 58 classmates (10.1%) who joined the 1769 Society with a gift of $2,500 or more, second highest among all non-reunion classes and higher than 10 of 12 reunion classes.

Many thanks to all 427 classmates who made it another stellar year!

That’s it. We look forward to seeing a great many of you in Hanover for Homecoming.

All best wishes

Bob Hager                                                                 Dudley Smith

Mini-Reunion Chair                                                 President

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Homecoming Form 2016.pdf44.54 KB
2016 1960 Dues Request.pdf110.94 KB