Email is an effective way to communicate with your classmates about the Milton Fund, especially when used along with personal contact such as phone calls. The most successful outreach is the most personal. Be sure to make the case for giving to the Milton Fund and evoke memories and elicit pride for Milton. Here are some sample emails to get you started.
Sample solicitation email:
It’s hard to believe how quickly time has passed since our graduation, but I think fondly of our time at Milton and I hope that you do too. [Insert any personal comments!]
Milton’s legacy of academic excellence relies on our continued support. I am writing to ask you to consider joining me in making a gift to the Milton Fund. I’m hoping to see X% of our class participate in the 2019 – 2020 year. Please give to Milton at a level appropriate for your own circumstances, online at www.milton.edu/donate or by sending a check to:
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
I’m volunteering as a class agent to support the School and also to help keep in touch with those we’ve lost sight of over the years. I’d love to catch up and find out how you’ve been.
Again, thank you for your support.
Sample thank you email:
Thank you for supporting Milton by participating in our class gift. Cumulatively, our gifts have a real and immediate impact on campus. Your Milton Fund gift enables Milton to meet our most pressing institutional needs, including: academic programs, faculty development, financial aid, and student life. We greatly appreciate your continued support.