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A Letter from the Co-Chairs of Parent Giving

Dear Vassar Parents and Families,

As co-chairs of Parent Giving, we welcome parents to the Vassar community for the 2019-2020 academic year. We’ve experienced first-hand the intellectual and personal growth that transforms the students who attend this extraordinary college. And we all, as parents, have the opportunity to play an integral role in supporting these young people throughout their Vassar experience. Here are a few ways that you can impact campus life for all Vassar students.

Get involved with our Career Development Office (CDO). Please consider partnering with the CDO, an invaluable resource in helping Vassar students make the challenging transition from college to career. Whether mentoring a student, sharing your professional experience, offering an internship, or hiring a Vassar grad, you can have a profound impact on the future of a Vassar student.

Volunteer as a Parent Ambassador. Sign up with the Office of Parent Giving to welcome and support incoming Vassar families next year. Our Ambassadors will receive contact info for a short list of incoming first-year families during August 2020 and be asked to reach out to them with a brief email or phone call of welcome, offering to answer any questions they might have about the college transition.

Make a Gift! Each year, generous gifts from our supporters are used to offset the gap between tuition revenues and the full cost of a Vassar education. This year, we hope you will consider joining in this philanthropic tradition by making your own gift to the College. Every gift of every size makes a direct impact here, enabling Vassar to remain on the cutting-edge of educational excellence.

Again, welcome to the Vassar Community! Best wishes for the year ahead.

Linda Williams Redstone ’86 P’21 and Michael Redstone P’21
Parent Giving Co-Chairs