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Class of 1968 50th Reunion

Alumni College: May 30-31, 2018
Reunion: May 31-June 3, 2018

Have You Been Outreached?

A fantastic committee of callers is hard at work contacting every member of our class about the Reunion. If you have not received a call or email about the Reunion, let us know! Contact Harry Ruth or Michael Wade, so we can be in touch. Here are lists of those planning to attend, not sure, and not planning to attend.

Participate in the Class Memory Book

Share your memories of life at Grinnell,1964-1968. See details about our project and how you can be involved!

Contact editor Sara Dreyfuss or photo editor Kathryn Buck with any questions.

Alumni Awards

Thanks to Judith Wallace Crossett for overseeing the submission of a number of 1968 nominations for the 2018 Awards. The deadline for nomination was August 31 and the award recipients will be announced in January 2018.

Special Class Programs

The Class of ‘68 will be sponsoring four programs during the reunion, open to all reunion attendees.

We will kick off with an open mic event Thursday evening. Bring your best stories to share.

We will also provide two scheduled presentations, each featuring several classmates with valuable ideas and interesting stories to share, one on Friday afternoon and one on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday morning the Class of ‘68 will sponsor a panel discussion focused on the changing landscape of social responsibility and activism across the generations. Our own Craig Allin will moderate.

Return for updates as additional details take shape.

Questions? Contact Janet Hale Tabin.

Class Social Events

Do you have ideas to make our class lounge or Saturday night dinner extra-special? Contact our Lounge Party Chair Mariana Alwell or our Saturday Dinner Chair Phil Bertenthal.

Is there anything you expect or would like our class to do at Reunion that you don't see here?

Contact our Class Agent, Debby Feir.

Reunion Information

Details and general information about Reunion 2018 including costs and FAQs

50th Reunion Giving

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Gift Projects

  1. Class of 1968 Endowed Scholarship(s): An endowed fund to provide need-based scholarships to meet the scholarship need of one or more students. At the $50,000 minimum to endow a fund, we can offer a $2,000 annual scholarship…on up to raising $1.3 million for a $52,000 “full ride” (if we raise more, we can help a second student).
  2. Class of 1968 HSSC Capital Gift: A space named for 1968 in the new Humanities and Social Studies Complex. For $100,000, we can have a small classroom. For several million dollars, we can have the auditorium or another large space. For anything in between, we could have two or more classrooms.

Support our class gift projects or anything else at Grinnell in celebration of our 50th Reunion by downloading, completing and mailing the Giving Agreement.

In a rush? You can give online here.

Questions? Contact Barry Ancona, Class Fund Director

Join the Class of ’68 Email Discussion Group

To subscribe, send an email to alumlsrv@grinnell.edu . In the “Subject” line, write “Subscribe ’68.” It takes a business day to process. Once confirmed, send your messages and memories to grinnell68@lyris.grinnell.edu, and they will be sent to all subscribers of the 1968 class listserv.

Visit the Class of ’68 class page

The 1968 class page houses an online Class Directory and Class Letters.

Please Note: We protect the confidentiality of our community members by securing all personal data in the directory behind a firewall. For this reason, you must be logged in as a registered user to access your class page and class member information provided on the page.

In Memoriam

A listing of classmates who are no longer with us.