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 30 June
2021 Reunion Giving Totals
  • Class Reunion Giving Total
  • Class Giving Participation
1961
60th Class Reunion
$5,570
92%
Record holders for the 60th reunion
  • $52,225

    Total raised by the Class of 1959
  • 88%

    Participated in the Class of 1958
1966
55th Class Reunion
$1,053,441
40%
Record holders for the 55th reunion
  • $2,587,246

    Total raised by the Class of 1963
  • 100%

    Participated in the Class of 1961
1971
50th Class Reunion
$821,720
45%
Record holders for the 50th reunion
  • $1,255,225

    Total raised by the Class of 1966
  • 62%

    Participated in the Classes of 1966 and 1969
1976
45th Class Reunion
$134,720
39%
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
1981
40th Class Reunion
$288,030
40%
Record holders for the 40th reunion
  • $1,211,426

    Total raised by the Class of 1974
  • 52%

    Participated in the Classes of 1975 and 1977
1986
35th Class Reunion
$4,217,055
40%
Record holders for the 35th reunion
  • $4,109,115

    Total raised by the Class of 1984
  • 57%

    Participated in the Class of 1984
1991
30th Class Reunion
$1,998,531
47%
Record holders for the 30th reunion
  • $2,966,545

    Total raised by the Class of 1988
  • 65%

    Participated in the Class of 1987
1996
25th Class Reunion
$152,104
32%
Record holders for the 25th reunion
  • $1,322,307

    Total raised by the Class of 1990
  • 58%

    Participated in the Class of 1991
2001
20th Class Reunion
$616,464
34%
Record holders for the 20th reunion
  • $1,853,406

    Total raised by the Class of 1995
  • 48%

    Participated in the Class of 1997
2006
15th Class Reunion
$166,476
39%
Record holders for the 15th reunion
  • $1,826,316

    Total raised by the Class of 2002
  • 41%

    Participated in the Class of 2001
2011
10th Class Reunion
$259,023
53%
Record holders for the 10th reunion
  • $229,863

    Total raised by the Class of 2008
  • 49%

    Participated in the Class of 2007
2011 EMBA
10th EMBA Class Reunion
$49,456
79%
Record holders for the 10th EMBA reunion
  • $42,087

    Total raised by the Class of 2008 EMBA
  • 50%

    Participated in the Class of 2009 EMBA
2016
5th Class Reunion
$106,139
26%
Record holders for the 5th reunion
  • $238,439

    Total raised by the Class of 2015
  • 64%

    Participated in the Class of 2011
2016 EMBA
5th EMBA Class Reunion
$76,519
48%
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
2016 GEMBA
5th GEMBA Class Reunion
$33,032
37%
Record holders for the 5th GEMBA reunion
  • $4,200

    Total raised by the Class of 2015 GEMBA
  • 23%

    Participated in the Classes of 2013 GEMBA and 2014 GEMBA
2020
1st Class Reunion
$23,294
40%
Record holders for the 1st reunion
  • $167,892

    Total raised by the Class of 2015
  • 87%

    Participated in the Class of 2015
2020 EMBA
1st EMBA Class Reunion
$7,623
35%
Record holders for the 1st EMBA reunion
  • $76,320

    Total raised by the Class of 2013 EMBA
  • 100%

    Participated in the Class of 2014 EMBA
Total Dollars Raised:
$10,009,197
Total Participation:
40%

Be a part of Darden’s fulcrum moment.