Reunion Giving

A Place for Purpose

Darden Reunion Weekend draws hundreds of alumni home each year to celebrate their place in Darden’s history, renew and deepen ties to the faculty and Darden community, and reflect on what the School means to them. Reunion giving allows classes to align philanthropy to impact the future of the School and honor its legacy of excellence.

Invest in the Darden Annual Fund

Support of the Darden Annual Fund provides the flexibility to invest in Darden’s innovative programs and educational experiences on Grounds and around the world.

Support Darden’s Endowments

Endowments allow Darden to invest in critical strategic priorities in perpetuity, increasing support for the faculty, scholarships, Grounds, technology and programs for the next generation.

Make a Planned Gift

Planned gifts designated during a reunion year impact Darden’s future and allow alumni to meet their personal financial needs and leave a lasting legacy on the School. With a wide range of planned giving options, Darden invites you to power the purposeful who join the School community with a future stream of financial support.

Join Your Classmates

Alumni can join their classmates for a class-specific philanthropic initiative, leveraging the collective impact of reunion giving and paving the way for success across the School’s strategic priorities. Previous reunion giving initiatives include creation of new scholarships, fully funding existing scholarships and a fund for faculty excellence.

Invest in the Darden Annual Fund

Support of the Darden Annual Fund provides the flexibility to invest in Darden’s innovative programs and educational experiences on Grounds and around the world.

Support Darden’s Endowments

Endowments allow Darden to invest in critical strategic priorities in perpetuity, increasing support for the faculty, scholarships, Grounds, technology and programs for the next generation.

Make a Planned Gift

Planned gifts designated during a reunion year impact Darden’s future and allow alumni to meet their personal financial needs and leave a lasting legacy on the School. With a wide range of planned giving options, Darden invites you to power the purposeful who join the School community with a future stream of financial support.

Join Your Classmates

Alumni can join their classmates for a class-specific philanthropic initiative, leveraging the collective impact of reunion giving and paving the way for success across the School’s strategic priorities. Previous reunion giving initiatives include creation of new scholarships, fully funding existing scholarships and a fund for faculty excellence.

Classes Drive New Scholarships Through Reunion Giving

Three Darden classes rallied classmates during reunion to change the landscape for prospective Darden students.

As of 8 April
2024 Reunion Giving Totals
  • Class Reunion Giving Total
  • Class Giving Participation
1959
65th Class Reunion
$6,500
19%
Record holders for the 65th reunion
  • $26,550

    Total raised by the Class of 1957
  • 64%

    Participated in the Class of 1958
1964
60th Class Reunion
$200
4%
Record holders for the 60th reunion
  • $130,413

    Total raised by the Class of 1963
  • 92%

    Participated in the Class of 1961
1969
55th Class Reunion
$146,656
26%
Record holders for the 55th reunion
  • $2,587,246

    Total raised by the Class of 1963
  • 100%

    Participated in the Class of 1961
1974
50th Class Reunion
$593,278
24%
Record holders for the 50th reunion
  • $2,523,355

    Total raised by the Class of 1973
  • 62%

    Participated in the Class of 1969
1979
45th Class Reunion
$328,210
24%
Record holders for the 45th reunion
  • $7,441,267

    Total raised by the Class of 1974
  • 54%

    Participated in the Classes of 1969 and 1970
1984
40th Class Reunion
$947,806
26%
Record holders for the 40th reunion
  • $5,001,504

    Total raised by the Class of 1982
  • 52%

    Participated in the Classes of 1975 and 1977
1989
35th Class Reunion
$863,717
31%
Record holders for the 35th reunion
  • $4,204,455

    Total raised by the Class of 1986
  • 57%

    Participated in the Class of 1984
1994
30th Class Reunion
$441,381
20%
Record holders for the 30th reunion
  • $2,966,545

    Total raised by the Class of 1988
  • 65%

    Participated in the Class of 1987
1999
25th Class Reunion
$256,905
22%
Record holders for the 25th reunion
  • $1,322,307

    Total raised by the Class of 1990
  • 58%

    Participated in the Class of 1991
2004
20th Class Reunion
$175,165
19%
Record holders for the 20th reunion
  • $1,853,406

    Total raised by the Class of 1995
  • 48%

    Participated in the Class of 1997
2009
15th Class Reunion
$83,573
13%
Record holders for the 15th reunion
  • $1,826,316

    Total raised by the Class of 2002
  • 41%

    Participated in the Class of 2001
2009 EMBA
15th EMBA Class Reunion
$45,211
19%
Record holders for the 15th EMBA reunion
  • $37,703

    Total raised by the Class of 2008 EMBA
  • 20%

    Participated in the Class of 2008 EMBA
2014
10th Class Reunion
$157,543
17%
Record holders for the 10th reunion
  • $229,863

    Total raised by the Class of 2008
  • 53%

    Participated in the Class of 2011
2014 EMBA
10th EMBA Class Reunion
$6,082
7%
Record holders for the 10th EMBA reunion
  • $49,414

    Total raised by the Class of 2011 EMBA
  • 79%

    Participated in the Class of 2011 EMBA
2019
5th Class Reunion
$31,254
13%
Record holders for the 5th reunion
  • $238,439

    Total raised by the Class of 2015
  • 64%

    Participated in the Class of 2011
2019 EMBA
5th EMBA Class Reunion
$1,575
4%
Record holders for the 5th EMBA reunion
  • $324,457

    Total raised by the Class of 2014 EMBA
  • 98%

    Participated in the Class of 2011 EMBA
Total Dollars Raised:
$4,136,012
Total Participation:
19%

Be a part of Darden’s fulcrum moment.