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Gift History

Here we offer a historical glimpse of the development of the Senior Class Gift tradition at Pomona College:

1894 · Senior Class Gift was established with a donation of library books by 11 seniors.

1899 · Art work was donated.

1902 · Students gave $1 per student, per year, for ten years, for the purchase of books.

1924 · 172 seniors donated $4,500 to establish a retirement fund for professors.

1930-1945 · Senior Class Gift supported financial aid as part of the Annual Fund.

1983 · Senior Class Gift was reinvigorated with a donation of $934 from 79 seniors.

1986 · Senior Class tree program was inaugurated. A tree was planted on Marston Quad to recognize a record set for greatest participation (58%) and most money raised ($2,041). 

1993 · Record set for most money raised ($2,043).  Tree planted on Marston Quad.

1994 · Record set for most money raised ($2,570).  Tree planted on Marston Quad.

1995 · Record set for greatest participation (62%) and most money raised ($2,992).    Tree planted on Marston Quad.

1996 · Record set for greatest participation (78%) and most money raised ($3,967). Tree planted on Marston Quad.

1999 · Record set for most money raised ($4,500).  Tree planted on Marston Quad.

2001 · Record set for most money raised ($4,793).  Tree planted near Carnegie Hall.

2006 · Record set for most money raised ($5,238).  Tree planted on Marston Quad.

2007 · Record set for most money raised ($6,018).  Tree planted near Marston Quad.

2010 · Record set for most money raised ($6,488).  Tree planted near Marston Quad.

2011 · Record set for greatest participation (79%).  Tree planted near Marston Quad.