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Mount Class of '47 Garners
Top Rank for Donations

The Mount St. Maryís reunion classes of 1947 and 1952 have recaptured the Bradley flagpole for highest participation rate and largest class gift, respectively. This win comes after their 1997 victory during the classesí previous reunion year.

The class of 1947 boasted a 50 percent participation rate, more than any other reunion class. The class of 1952ís impressive $31,755 donation to the annual fund also ensures that their class flag will fly in front of Bradley Hall. Additionally, in honor of their 50th reunion, the class raised more than $150,000 designated for both the Annual Fund and the Monsignor Kline Endowment.

The tradition of flying the class flags began six years ago; since then, more than $1 million dollars has been raised for the annual fund each year, and exceeded its goal this year by raising $1.315 million; the Mountís most successful annual fund ever. "This achievement is especially poignant this year since it included $170,000 received for the September 11th Remembrance Fund, honoring our lost alumni," commented J. Scott Wilfong, Cí72 and National Chair of the Mount Annual Fund. Additionally, the Mount made contributions to the American Red Cross and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in the name of Mount donors in place of the traditional Mount tokens of recognition for support. Fr. Daniel Mode Sí92, led the Seminary Annual Fund in raising over $114,000, an all time high for seminary annual giving.

"We thank the more than 3,000 Mount alums who have made contributions to the Annual Fund," said Pam Zusi, executive director of development. "Reunion classes certainly made a significant contribution as they were responsible for 20 percent of the total funds received."

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