Reunion Gift Project – Asbury University
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“Asbury University has a story to tell that the world needs to hear.  This year’s Reunion Gift Project provides us the tools we need to share that story more broadly and more effectively.”

— Dr. Steve Corbett ’75, Asbury Grad, Asbury Dad, and Granddad to several future Asburians

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Global Impact – Digital and Personal

Each year, classes celebrating a banner reunion (five-year increments) join to fund a project of significant importance to our alma mater. The 2020 Reunion Gift Project funds extending Asbury’s reach, both digital and personal.

The main focus will be upgrading technology that will allow special events to be streamed, podcast and broadcast from campus. Imagine being able to watch live from anywhere in the world certain chapel services, fall revival or a hymn sing in Hughes Auditorium. New robotic cameras will feature the stage while not blocking the views of the freshmen in the balcony.

The funded upgrades won’t be limited to Hughes. Conferences and concerts will be video streamed from the recently renovated Jameson Recital Hall, or perhaps you’ll want to catch an athletic event taking place in the Luce Center. Possibilities abound!

A second focus of this year’s project will provide financial assistance to students to go on cross-cultural and mission-oriented trips. Since 2010, every traditional undergraduate student is required to have a cross-cultural experience in order to graduate. The Global Impact Fund will provide assistance to students with financial need.

The 2020 Reunion gift project will fund the hardware, software and project management needed to video or audio stream selected events to alumni and families around the world. And the Global Impact Fund will provide assistance for students as they travel to impact the world for Christ.

It is an Asbury tradition for reunion-year alumni to make a special contribution to the Class Gift Project. The fundraising goal for this year is $250,000. Multi-year pledges are an option with gifts due by December 31, 2021. Anyone interested in this project is welcome to contribute, and all alumni of Asbury University are invited to attend Reunion 2020 on June 25-28.

REUNION GIFT PROJECT CHAIR Dr. Steve Corbett ’75
Unshakable Class of 2015 Elijah Friedeman ’15
Unashamed Class of 2020 Philip Wood ’10
Vessel Class of 2005 Chris & Hope DePriest Harkey ’05
Pathfinder Class of 2000 Renee Frantum ’00
Guardian Class of 1995 Derik Swee ’95
Commander Class of 1990 Cynthia Roberts ’90 Kime
Victor Class of 1985 Bruce Frink ’85
Voyager Class of 1980 Owen Stricklin ’80
Panther Class of 1975 Richard & Joanna Sayers Nichols ’75
Valiant Class of 1970 Homer Pointer ’70
Conqueror Class of 1965 Bill Foust ’65
Highlander Class of 1960 Mitch Murrow ’60
Spartan Class of 1955 Warren Otter ’55
Yellow Jacket Class of 1950 Dr. Winston B. Smith ’50
Honorary Golden Grad Chair      Jean Lancaster ’50 McKenzie

A small percentage of each year’s Reunion Gift Project funds Asbury’s online alumni community and other digital engagement efforts.

Giving Totals Heading into Virtual Reunion Weekend

Class Name Alumni Donors Total Committed*
Unshakable Class of 2015 4 $1,150
Unashamed Class of 2020 5 $1,850
Vessel Class of 2005 4 $730
Pathfinder Class of 2000 6 $1,100
Guardian Class of 1995 6 $7,050
Commander Class of 1990 12 $4,090
Victor Class of 1985 2 $110
Voyager Class of 1980 18 $32,890
Panther Class of 1975 24 $19,315
Valiant Class of 1970 41 $21,180
Conqueror Class of 1965 19 $22,325
Highlander Class of 1960 27 $23,995
Spartan Class of 1955 19 $2,805
Yellow Jacket Class of 1950 11 $1,820
other alumni 5 $1,950
Totals 203 $142,360

*Total Committed includes Gifts Received and Commitments Still Outstanding

For additional information or to receive a pledge form: contact Carolyn Ridley ’81, (859) 858‑3511, x2707, or email advancement@asbury.edu.  To make a secure gift online visit secure.asbury.edu/reuniongift.

For Reunion questions, please call the Alumni Office at (859) 858‑3511, x2534, or email reunion@asbury.edu. Registration materials for Reunion will be in the spring issue of the Ambassador magazine.