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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 2014 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 2014 Scholarship Fund.

Our Goal: The senior class’s goal is to exceed 85% participation before graduation.

Filipe Camarotti '14, Director

Filipe CamarottiMajor: Mathematics and Physics
Minor: Music
HometownsRecife, Brazil and Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Other Activities on Campus
Meddies, Men's Volleyball Captain, Head Proctor of West, Chamber Choir, Falcon Friends Mentoring Leader.

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
I wanted to get involved with the SCGC because two Bowdoin Alumni helped me with my transition into Bowdoin and continued to mentor me throughout. When asked what I could do to repay them, they told me to pay it forward. Being a member of the SCGC allows me to pay it forward by making the experiences of current and future polar bears that much richer.

Emily McNeil '14, Director

Emily McNeilMajor: Economics
Minor: Education Studies
HometownMill Valley, CA
Other Activities on Campus
QR Tutor, Student Representative for the Economic Advisory Board, former member of Varsity Sailing

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
I love Bowdoin and the extended Bowdoin community, and joined the Senior Class Gift Campaign in order to give back whatever I could to the school. I look forward to continuing my connection with Bowdoin after graduation, and I'm eager to help offer future students some of the wonderful experiences I've had here at Bowdoin.

Wiley Spears '14, Director

Wiley SpearsMajor: History
Minor: Italian
HometownBaltimore, Maryland
Other Activities on Campus
WBOR, Sports Information Department, Webcasting, Intramural All-star

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
I am a real life example of "Bowdoin from birth." Both my parents were the class of '81, and I have seen over the years how important the connections that you form at Bowdoin are. I got involved with the Office of Alumni Giving because I wanted to have the chance to give back to the place that has been so influential and important in my life. I want to be a part of keeping the Bowdoin community strong and making sure future students have the same incredible experience that both my parents and I have had here.

Neli Vazquez '14, Director

Neli VazquezMajor: Africana Studies
Minor: Psychology
HometownNew York, NY
Other Activities on Campus
Residential Life, Co-Director of Women's Resource Center, Student Athletic Trainer for Bowdoin Football, Kurtz Fund Intern, Slam Poets Society

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
Over the years Bowdoin College has not only provided me with an incredible education, but has also equipped me with invaluable life skills, work experience, and family. Last year, when I worked as the Junior Intern to the SCGC, I saw firsthand how the SCGC enables seniors to have a real impact with regards to securing these same opportunities for future Polar Bears. I simply could not resist the chance to play a more active role in this work!

Emily Snider '16, Intern

Emily SniderMajor: Sociology
Minor: Economics
HometownNewton, MA
Other Activities on Campus
Track, Common Good Grant Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
When the Associate Director of Annual Giving came to the Common Good Grant Committee to talk about development at Bowdoin, I learned that Bowdoin functioned just like the local non-profits about which we had discussed on the Committee. I was intrigued by the idea that I could apply what I had learned on the Committee, while simultaneously immersing myself in the Bowdoin community and helping the school to grow and prosper in the future.

Kaylee Schwitzer '15, Intern

Kaylee SchwitzerMajors: Latin American Studies and Government
HometownAnnapolis, Maryland
Other Activities on Campus
Member of Varsity Sailing Team, Vice President of the Bowdoin Music Collective, Writer for the Globalist

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
As busy Bowdoin students, we often forget to stop and appreciate all those who are actively involved in creating our Bowdoin experience. We are so fortunate to have alumni who love loving Bowdoin so much and I want to help lead my student peer group down the same path of alumni awesomeness!

Hannah Arrighi '15, Intern

Hannah ArrighiMajor: Government and Legal Studies
Minor: Italian
HometownGroton, MA
Other Activities on Campus
Bowdoin Student Government, The OpEd Project, Slam Poetry, Volunteer Lawyers Project

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
Tuition, although daunting, covers only a fraction of the cost it takes to create Bowdoin's incredible opportunities. I joined the SCGC to enhance awareness of alumni donations' significance and ensure that the Bowdoin we love is ever-present for future polar bear generations.

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Class of 2014 Class Agents

Filipe Camarotti (Director)
Emily McNeil (Director)
Wiley Spears (Director)
Neli Vazquez (Director)
Jesse Abels
Maura Allen
Jasmine Bailey
Sebastian Bamba
James Boeding
Samuel Burnim
Griffin Cardew
Samantha Copland
Jordan Goldberg
Christopher Gravallese
Salem Harry
Sharon Kasasa
Thomas Lilly
Nicole Love
Meghan Marr
Marta Misiulaityte
Sarah Nelson
Molly Paduda
Thomas Peabody
Molly Popolizio
Emily Quirk
Augusta Rice
Mark Richter
Katherine Ross
Lauren Skerritt
Tommy Spurlock
Fiona Stavrou
Laurel Varnell
Samuel Weyrauch
Allen Wong
Hannah Wurgaft
Michael Yang