Thursday June 26, 2008

Campus Report June 26, 2008

Reunion Weekend was held June 20-22. Here's s look at the weekend by the numbers.

Besides shattering attendance records for Reunion Weekend, advancement staff recorded the following June 20-22:
  • 20 events in 11 buildings on campus
  • 15 outside vendors
  • 8 campus vendors
  • 47 hours of sunshine; 1 hour of rain
  • 6 tents
  • 4,121 meals served
  • 450 cases of beer
  • 23 portable restrooms
  • 175 geraniums
  • 92 centerpieces
  • 1 balloon arch
  • 1 pancake breakfast

"It truly is a collaborative effort, not just on behalf of our division, but throughout the entire campus," said Paula Sideras, director of University events.

More than 2.400 alumni and guests attended Reunion Weekend events — about 250 more than the previous record, said alumni program coordinator Courtney Deutsch. The porch party at ArtStreet Saturday night saw the highest single-event attedance with a crowd of almost 1,500.

This year, UD raised $1.5 million from reunion classes; total alumni giving for the fiscal year ending June 30 is $15.6 million, reported Deborah Read, vice president for University advancement.