50th and 40th Reunion Giving Preview



Reunion Giving Preview

Reunions are a perfect way to reconnect with class-mates, visit favorite spots around campus and Atlanta, and discover firsthand what is happening at the Insti-tute today. They are also a great opportunity for alumni to demonstrate their support for their alma mater through collective philanthropy.

For more than three decades, gifts celebrating the 50th, 40th, and 25th milestone reunions have played a vital role in strengthening Georgia Tech’s need- and merit- based undergraduate scholarships; creating endowed chairs and professorships; and supporting cutting-edge programs, facilities, and campus features. In a word, reunion giving has been transformative.

50TH CLASS REUNION: CLASS OF 1966 The Class of 1966 50th Reunion Committee has set an overall fundraising goal of $12,000,000, including a goal to raise $550,000 to support the Albert Einstein Monument.

“My classmates are so happy and proud to have been Tech graduates for 50 years that we can’t wait for our October reunion party to slap ourselves on the back. Also, we are eager to celebrate by financially supporting Tech initiatives, including the new, iconic Einstein sculpture.”

Ken Byers founded the Atlantabased Byers Engineering Company in 1971, and he serves as president and sole shareowner. He is also a director of The Alpine Group Inc., a public manufacturing company, and chairman of eQuorum Corporation, a private software company.

40TH CLASS REUNION: CLASS OF 1976 The Class of 1976 40th Reunion Committee has set an overall fundraising goal of $14,000,000 and a class giving participation goal of 33 percent.

“Georgia Tech is a dramatically better university than it was 40 years ago. Tech’s continuing quest for excellence deserves our philanthropic support. By working together, the Class of 1976 can make a meaningful difference in students’ lives and in the life of the Institute. It’s time for us to step up and help.” — David D. Flanagan

David Flanagan is president of Elm Street Development, a privately owned real estate development firm in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore area.