Giving to Reed

Young Alumni

Reedies (of all ages) from the class of 2008 and later.

Is there a special match for young alumni?

Yes. Right now, Gary Rieschel ’79 is generously matching all young alumni gifts of any amount dollar-for-dollar, plus pitching in an additional $50. Thanks to Gary, a $5 gift instantly becomes $60 for Reed.

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Young alumni are champions

Last year…

  • Over 750 young alumni made a gift to Reed.
  • The average gift size was $36.
  • 26% gave directly to financial aid.
  • The class of 2015 alone had 93 donors—the most of any other young alumni class.

Young alumni aren’t just Reed’s best hope for the future—they are making an impact right now.

Reedies support each other generation after generation

Each year, young alumni pool their resources to award the Young Alumni Scholarship*, a need-based grant given to a new Reedie each fall. Since launching the scholarship in 2011, young alumni have raised over $68,000 for Reedies in need. Every penny donated goes straight to the scholarship—no exceptions.

Click here to learn more about how gifts to the Annual Fund support Reed and Reedies.

*Formerly known as the Help A Reedie Out Scholarship

Want to do more?

Reed is always looking for innovators, party-planners, connectors, and communicators. Do you have a skill you want to share with the community? Check out this menu of volunteer opportunities to find your match.

Curious? Skeptical? Contact Haley Parra-Cain '17.