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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 2015 reaches at least 65% 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 2015 Scholarship Fund.

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

Sara Binkhorst '15, Director

Sara Binkhorst '15, Director

Major: Sociology
Minor: Teaching
Hometowns: West Hartford, Connecticut

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
I am extremely appreciative of my experience at Bowdoin over the past four years. Bowdoin has provided me with an incredible education and has helped me grow as a student, athlete, and leader in the community. Involving myself in the SCGC provides me with an opportunity to give back to Bowdoin in a meaningful way and express my gratitude for all that Bowdoin has given me. Serving as a Class Director not only allows me to say “thank you,” but also fosters the relationship that I want to have with Bowdoin for the rest of my life.

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Ryan Davis '15, Director

Ryan Davis '15, Director

Major: English
Minor: Computer Science
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
Since coming to Bowdoin I have truly fallen in love with my college and desire nothing more than having an active hand in helping it grow in any way possible. As a student who would be unable to attend Bowdoin if it were not for the generous financial aid I receive, I know firsthand how giving can change lives. Being able to educate my peers on the importance of giving and helping them take their first step with the Senior Class Gift Campaign allows me to start giving back to a place that has given so much to me.

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Shannon Dominguez '15, Director

Shannon Dominguez '15, Director

Major: Economics and Government
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Exeter, New Hampshire

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
I really love Bowdoin and I have benefited so much from the extended Bowdoin community. Over the past four years, I have been able to deepen many interests that I would not have been able to pursue elsewhere. I’ve also made some truly incredible friends. I’m excited for this opportunity to give back to the school in such a meaningful way.

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Nancy Walker '15, Director

Nancy Walker '15, Director

Major: English
Minor: Africana Studies
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia 

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
To put it simply, I love Bowdoin. Through the SCGC, I am able to not only preserve, but also strengthen my relationship to the College after graduation. My mother is a member of the Class of 1984 and I have grown up witnessing how volunteering for and supporting Bowdoin has helped her stay connected to old classmates and professors. I also gravitated to the campaign because I believe that it is our duty, as the newest members of the alumni network, to thank the members of the community that made our education possible and continue to “pay it forward” by supporting future Polar Bears.

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Julian Tamayo '16, Intern

Julian Tamayo '16, Intern

Major: Art History
Minor: Education
Hometown: McLean, Virginia

Why did you decide to get involved with the SCGC?
Through the SCGC, I've been given the opportunity to work with members of the senior class to foster a culture of giving back to Bowdoin. My goal is to help uphold that enthusiasm within my own class so we can continue the tradition of supporting Bowdoin in a meaningful way.

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