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Stanford Report, June 14, 2000

Class of 2000 sets fundraising record: 06/00

Class of 2000 sets $280,986 fundraising record

The Class of 2000 set a fundraising record when it presented a $280,986 check to the university Saturday. One thousand seventy-one seniors, or 78.3 percent of the class, contributed to the fundraising effort, breaking last year's record-setting 76.1 percent participation rate.

"You have worked very hard to make sure future students will own Stanford," President Gerhard Casper told seniors during Saturday's Class Day luncheon.

Members of the class raised $28,447, and matching funds and challenges made the large gift possible, said Caitlin Ryan, assistant director of student development.

"I'm really proud of them. They worked so hard for this and really deserve the success," said Ryan, who pointed out that chairs and members of the senior gift committee made leadership giving a priority and convinced 72 seniors to give gifts of $100 or more. Ryan described that as "also record shattering. The total success of this campaign was due to committee members and chairs dedicating countless hours to this [project]." SR