"We don't have lucky beavers in our class," says Jock Tonissen, C'70. Instead, the class has continued to build a cohesive community that supports Sewanee year after year.
Donors Sustain Sewanee in 2021
With 120 new Cornerstone Scholarships, 33 New Cornerstone internships, and increased giving to the School of Theology, the 2021 Sewanee Fund campaign came to a successful conclusion on June 30. “We are all in this together,” said Eloise Repeczky, C’11, whose class won the award for highest class participation among recent alumni. One key to the success of the Sewanee Fund was in the many people who volunteered on class gift committees. “The secret to our success as a class is that people have been trying to check in on one another,” said Eloise Repeczky, whose Class of 2011 won the award for highest participation for the second straight year. “Whatever has happened, we are all in this together,” added Repeczky, who spent many hours over the past year communicating with classmates, following them on social media, and writing personal notes of encouragement. “As class chair, I wanted my classmates to know that Sewanee cares about them, and I did what I could to represent that caring.”
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