The Senior Class Gift Campaign (SCGC)’s mission is to educate graduating students about the importance of giving back to Bowdoin and engage them in contributing to the Alumni Fund. Through the SCGC, seniors gain an understanding of how their Bowdoin experiences have been shaped, in part, by the support of Bowdoin alumni, and have the opportunity to support Bowdoin through a contribution to their class scholarship fund.
Challenge Grant: If the Class of 2016 reaches at least 60% participation this year and the next four, an anonymous donor will contribute $10,000 each year for the next four years to establish and support the Class of 2016 Scholarship Fund.
Our Goal: The senior class goal is to reach 85% participation before graduation.
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Charlotte Alimanestianu ‘16, Director
Hometown: Larchmont, New York
Other activities on campus: Peer Health, VSPACE
Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC? Bowdoin is a place and community that I am infinitely grateful for. As a member of the SCGC, I am able to give back to Bowdoin while simultaneously connecting with my classmates, members of the administration, and Bowdoin on a deeper level, both during senior year and after graduation. Moreover, I acknowledge how vital it is for the Class of 2016 to give – and continue to give – to the college, and am excited to take part in these efforts.
Peter Powers ‘16, Director
Major: Government & Legal Studies
Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey
Other activities on campus: Head Proctor in Coleman for Residential Life; Senior Interviewer and Tour Guide for Admissions; Co-head of the Improvabilities
Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC? Quite simply, Bowdoin has made me a better person. As I look back over the past four years, I can pinpoint certain conversations, specific classes and events that have challenged the way that I think and have changed the way I see the world and myself. I cannot express my gratitude to the College enough. By joining the SCGC, I can attempt to thank the institution that has shaped me by leading my classmates to continue to give back to future generations of Bowdoin students who will be molded by this incredible place.
Rachel Snyder ‘16, Director
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
Other activities on campus: On campus, I am a member of Bowdoin's Entertainment Board and a Class Council Representative. In my free time, I really like to take advantage of Bowdoin's Health and Wellness classes!
Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC? I feel so lucky to be a member of the Bowdoin community. From the intellectual engaging classes to the vast array of activities to the warm community, Bowdoin is more than just a school to me. I decided to get involved with the SCGC to foster a sense of community within the Senior Class and to give back to the place that has given so much to all of us. As a "Director", I hope our work will allow Bowdoin to continue to provide future generations of students with the same life-changing experiences I have been fortunate enough to have had.
Kiefer Solarte ‘16, Director
Major: Government and Legal Studies
Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Other activities on campus: Captain of the Men’s Soccer Team, President of the Bowdoin Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Chair of the Grassroots Soccer 3v3 Tournament, Admissions Office Tour Guide, and a Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Scholar
Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC? Bowdoin is a place that I hold very dear. Ever since I made it to campus three years ago, I have been searching for opportunities to give back to this wonderful place. The SCGC gives me that chance.
Margaret Webster ‘16, Director
Major: Government and Legal Studies
Hometown: Hingham, MA
Other activities on campus: Global Ambassador
Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC? I have loved and am incredibly grateful for my time here at Bowdoin and the opportunities the Bowdoin community has given me. I have grown up seeing my father, class of 1972, volunteer for the Alumni Fund, and it has shown me that the Alumni Fund is not only a way to give back to Bowdoin and support the new generations of Polar Bears, but also a way to stay connected to Bowdoin and my classmates long after we graduate. I am excited to be a part of the SCGC not only because I want to give back to Bowdoin in a meaningful way, but because it will allow me to foster my relationship with my classmates and ensure that my relationship with Bowdoin will only continue to grow after graduation.