The Senior Class Gift is an important opportunity for Pomona seniors to give back and help to ensure the Pomona education experience for all students. Seniors who donate may direct their gift to many areas of the College or to the Annual Fund to support scholarships and need-blind admissions, academic programs and resources, and student life opportunities.
Giving to the Senior Class Gift is one way to say "Thanks!" for the many life-shaping opportunities found inside and outside of the classroom while at Pomona College. Chirp!
Senior Class Gift Myths
I'm already giving enough money to Pomona through tuition.
Even students paying full tuition only pay about two-thirds of the actual cost of a Pomona education. The rest is made up from income from the endowment and other grants, including the Senior Class Gift.
Pomona’s endowment is large enough to support its students.
The endowment consists mostly of restricted funds that have been allocated to support a particular area of need or a specific purpose. The College would need to increase its endowment by $100 million to make up the approximately $4.6 million generated by the Annual Fund each year.
One person’s participation doesn't matter.
All participation matters! It enhances Pomona's outstanding reputation and increases the value of your degree among peers and colleagues once you’ve graduated.
Participation is the most important part of our Senior Class Gift. We want this gift to come from as many of our classmates as possible. Whatever amount you can contribute will be a step toward our goal!
How much are you asking for?
A gift of any amount is appreciated.