Do you remember how it felt to arrive on the Rindge Campus as a Franklin Pierce student? We lived through some turbulent times, formed lifelong friendships, and emerged in a world that was much changed during our years in Rindge. Regardless of the diverse paths our lives have taken since then, we all have this in common: we went through it together. In fact, we believe that time prepared us with the grit to navigate the current global pandemic. In all candor, it seems like only yesterday, we attended our first college event and hosted Carlos Santana as well as our own Winter Festival with Johnny and Edgar Winter.
See you in 2021. Although we were unable to return to campus, I hope you were able to attend our virtual reunion gathering in June. Reunions are a time to reflect on our life’s journey, to reconnect with old friends, and make some new ones. Franklin Pierce University will not host a fall Homecoming & Family Day, given the scope of cancellation of fall collegiate athletics and the University’s adherence to New Hampshire state guidelines. Keep your fingers crossed so we can move forward with rescheduling our Homecoming and Family Day in the spring. In the meantime, save Saturday, May 8, 2021. We have an open invitation to return to Rindge and participate in the 2021 commencement exercises. We hope to provide you with more information after the New Year.
Class of 1970 Legacy. To commemorate our 50th reunion we are asking you to join our 50th Reunion Gift Campaign. We set a goal of $10,000 for the purchase and installation of a fireplace in the campus center. By way of background, the University is reimaging the glass foyer in the Emily Flint Campus Center with a dual-sided, linear fireplace. Our class was given the naming rights to the fireplace to serve as a legacy gift from the Class of 1970.
You will be pleased to learn an anonymous donor provided a $5,000 matching gift challenge to support our efforts. All gifts will be matched up to $5,000. Our goal is to provide a student-centered, commemorative gift that will help the student experience at Franklin Pierce University.
Gift Recognition. We believe you will agree that Franklin Pierce changed our lives. We may have drifted away pursuing careers and raising families, but the memories and the relationships remain. We look forward to coming back to campus for future events such as Commencement, Reunion Weekend, or Homecoming & Family Day and getting to enjoy the space that we created. To that end, we are asking you to make a tribute gift to the University for which we will receive recognition in perpetuity. The fireplace will sit at the entryway of the campus center. Each donor’s name will appear on a commemorative plaque. The two of us are stepping out of our comfort zone to take the lead in asking for your support. Our love of Franklin Pierce far exceeds our trepidation. Please join us and know, every gift matters!
We are humbled by the growth of our alma mater and want to make a mark on the University. We set an ambitious goal to have more than 50% of our class participate in this project. A suggestion: give monthly via credit card; it’s painless and helps the University tremendously! Please celebrate with us by doing the following:
Kindest regards and with Pierce pride,
Harold Levey '70
50th Reunion Gift Co-Chair