About the Senior Class Gift

This annual student-driven fundraising campaign helps students become part of the longstanding Randolph-Macon alumni tradition of giving.  It's important that Randolph-Macon encourages our graduating classes to give back in meaningful ways to help provide support for future Yellow Jackets.

Senior Class Gift Goal

The 2018 Senior Class Gift Committee's goal is to achieve 93% giving participation. The Class of 2017 accomplished an amazing 92% participation. The Senior Class Gift Committee is confident that the Class of 2018 can rise to the challenge and surpass last year’s participation rate. So far, just over 2/3rds of your peers have given. Join them by making your gift today. Please visit online or see a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee. You may also give through a payroll deduction with your campus job.

Why Support the Senior Class Gift?

  • Gifts, like those from alumni, parents, students and friends of Randolph-Macon College, support financial aid and other student needs. This is important because 99% of students receive some form of financial aid, totaling over $30 million from all sources.
  • Tuition only covers about 85% of what it costs to educate a Randolph-Macon student for one year. The remainder must come from endowment income, corporate and foundation grants, and most importantly, gifts from individuals like you.
  • Last year the 2017 Senior Class Gift reached 92% participation. This year we hope the Class of 2018 will make its mark by increasing participation to 93%! Please join us today by making your commitment online.

Senior Class Gift Events

(See below for a full list of events for Spring 2019)

All seniors who contributed to the Class Gift will be listed in the Commencement Program. All Seniors who make a senior class gift are eligible for a chance to win 5 reserved seats for the Commencement Exercises.

Also, donors are invited to join us for Fall and Spring Celebrations, where graduating students can gather and celebrate their journey as Yellow Jackets. 

For more information about additional events and other benefits that come with giving back to R-MC, you can speak to a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee or the Margaret Dodson, MDodson@rmc.edu

Class of 2019: Are you interested in becoming a part of the Senior Class Gift Committee?

Committee membership is a great way to

  • Make a difference in the lives of future students
  • Gain valuable fundraising and volunteer experience with real world applications

New members are being recruited now! To learn more or sign up, please contact Margaret Dodson, Alumni Relations Coordinator at MDodson@rmc.edu or by calling 804.752.3039.

Senior Events, Spring 2018

  • Spring Break: After Class March 30– April 9th.
  • Macon A Difference Day: April 22nd.
  • Wightman Bell Competition: April 16th– May 4th, Donate for your Athletic Team or In Honor of your favorite YJ Team (team with 100% participation from athletes gets $500 towards their next season).
  • Senior Cookout: May 1st (rain date May 8th), Location: Dalton House, 303 Caroline St., Open to all seniors, Dress: Fancy Barbecue to Business Casual.
  • President’s Society Cocktail Party: May 3rd, Location: President’s House (rain location is Birdsong), Open to seniors who donated $100 or more to Senior Class Gift, Benefits: beverages, food, and networking, Dress: Business to Cocktail Attire.
  • Camptown: May 5th.
  • Senior Class Gift Picnic: May 17th, 6pm-8pm, Location: Rhodeen House, 304 N. Center St. (rain location is Alumni Gymnasium), Open to seniors who have donated $1 or more to the Senior Class Gift, Benefits: beverage truck, food, raffles, and prizes, Can pay at the door, Dress: Casual.
  • Research Day: May 18th.
  • Honors Convocation: May 18th, Location: Blackwell Auditorium.
  • Senior Gala: May 18th, Details to be emailed, RSVP required, Location: Brock Center, Open to all seniors, Dress: Cocktail Attire to Fancy Black-tie.
  • Champions Dinner: May 19th, Details to be emailed, Location: Brock Center, Dress: Business to Fancy.
  • Final Exams: May 21st– May 25th.


Meet the Class of 2018 Senior Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs and Executive Board

Co-Chair: Fraser Mayberry - Committee Strategy

Fraser is a psychology major, minoring in elementary education. She plans on teaching in the Richmond or Henrico area after she graduates. Her favorite part of R-MC is that she can walk around campus and recognize every face. Fraser is most excited about being a senior because she feels like R-MC has prepared her well for the "adult" world. She is excited to take on the challenges the next few years will entail. 

Co-Chair: Alex Daube - Internal Affairs

Alex is a biology major looking to go to Nursing School post-graduation.  His favorite part about R-MC is the close-knit community here, as well as the Yellow Jacket pride! As a senior, Alex is excited for continuing personal growth and exposure to new points of view. Being a part of the R-MC community has helped him to understand diverse perspectives. He is looking forward to what roads open during this final year. 

Secretary: Fidele Ntumba

Fidele is a triple major in economics, political science and accounting. He also is a math minor. To him, balancing school and campus involvement has become much easier thanks to encouragement by Registrar Alana Davis. Registrar Davis has helped Fidele juggle time for a social life while also being able to complete his ambitious academic schedule. He is most looking forward to exploring what the future holds as a senior.

Marketing and Social Media: Emily Nicholson

Emily is an English major with a minor in women's studies. She hopes to publish some of her writing or work with a publishing company post-grad. Growing up around Ashland, with an aunt who is a 2000 alumnae, Emily's favorite part about R-MC is that it really feels like home. Her senior year is going to be exciting as she moves into Birdsong and gets to enjoy the community that the apartments will create.  

Data Analysis: Melissa Mitchler

Melissa is a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. After R-MC, she would like to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. Finding it hard to pick just one thing that's her favorite about R-MC, she finally settled on the incredible opportunities for growth, like the Edge program and SURF. Summer 2017 was Melissa's second year in SURF. For her, senior year is about it being her turn to give back to the school which has given her so much. 

Outreach to Student Organizations: Simone Beaty

Simone is an English major and an elementary education minor. As a transfer student, Simone originally was worried about how she was going to get involved on campus. She came to find out that getting involved at R-MC was easy because there are so many ways to get involved. As a senior, Simone is most excited to start student-teaching this upcoming spring and to see how it impacts her growth as a future teacher. 

Senior Class Government Representative: Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is a business management major with a minor in biology. One of Nicole's favorite things about R-MC is being able to encourage other students to get involved. As a part of the SGA, Nicole helps students voice their wants and needs to create an even better community here at R-MC. She is excited about her senior year to make the most of the last two semesters and to see where everyone is headed. 

Need to contact the Annual Fund Office?

If you need anymore additional information about giving, why you should give or how it impacts our students, please contact Margaret Dodson.

804.752.3039 • MDodson@rmc.edu

Updated 03/27/18

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