Cornell Giving Day–Supporting ’74 Scholarships
Next Thursday, March 16th, is Cornell’s Giving Day: a day for being grateful for your Cornell experiences and for giving back. We hope you will join ’74 classmates by doing the greatest good that feels good for you.
Did you know that our[Notable] Class of 1974 supports two scholarships?
The Christopher Reeve Scholarship goes to a Theatre Arts student, in memory of our classmate Chris Reeve. Begun in 2006 by several classmates, the Christopher Reeve Scholarship has played a big part in the lives of a dozen or so extraordinary and talented students. For Giving Day this year, our class has selected the Reeve Scholarship as the fundraising cause we are promoting.
The Class of 1974 Scholarship was started in 1999 by classmates Joan and Bob Oelschlager in celebration of our 25th Reunion. The recipients, selected by Cornell, generally receive this scholarship throughout their undergraduate years. Our class has supported 7 students since 1999. Our current Class of 1974 Scholar is Summer Parker-Hall ’25. Summer, who grew up in Chicago, is a sophomore in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and a starting forward on the Cornell Women’s Basketball team.
Both scholarships continue to be funded by many ’74 classmates as part of their annual giving. Please join our class officers this Giving Day and make a contribution to one or both of these scholarships. Or, just give to any area of Cornell that you choose through the Giving Day link. The giving links are listed below. Note: you cannot actually make a gift through these links until March 16.
The Christopher Reeve Scholarship
Thank you, in advance, for doing your greatest good!