UW Medicine Class of 1955 “Fifty at Fifty” Endowed Scholarship
Recognizing that medical school costs have grown significantly over time, leaders in the Class of 1955 agreed to use their 50th reunion to focus on scholarship: to connect with fellow classmates, and to ask for their participation in a fundraising campaign.
With strong leadership from its class reunion committee, the Class of 1955 decided to use the University of Washington’s Matching Gift Initiative (MGI) program to make a major gift to scholarship. The class’s initial scholarship pledge of $101,100 was matched with $50,550 from the MGI. Including subsequent gifts, the class raised $107,700 for scholarship support. Once established, the Class of 1955 “Fifty at Fifty” Endowed Scholarship Fund will recognize the class’s thoughtfulness and achievements in perpetuity.