Class of 2003
Cue BBD. Girl, we must warn you. The situation is serious. It’s been almost 20 years since we graduated. It’s oh so beautiful, relationships they seem from the start, and ours was no exception. We can’t get it out of our head how much we miss her, our beautiful Agnes Scott. It’s time to revisit her lovely campus, which we love from the heart.
We don’t have many opportunities to get together as a class and be the best thing in the world. That’s why we would love to see all you fly alums at our 20th reunion during Alumnae Weekend from May 19th-21st. All you need to do is bring your big butt and a smile (all butt sizes welcome).
As you’ll see at agnesscottalumnaeweekend.com, there are going to be a lot of activities and opportunities to connect with one another! At convocation, we’re going to drive them right out their mind and steal their hearts with our green Poison Ivy swag. As you recall, we were Mollie Merrick trophy winners at the 15th reunion! We stood out from the rest and were poison as can be. We’ll end the day with our hors d’oeuvres and dessert class party, themed Café Intermezzo Poison Ivy, at the Alston Student Center. On Sunday, there will be a service and farewell brunch. In between these events are campus tours, affinity group meetings and other fun things to do.
Our class has been generous over the years, and this year is no exception. We’ve already seen many of our Scottie siblings step up and give of their time, talent and treasure. We would not have had the quality, life-changing opportunities Agnes Scott provided if it were not for the alums who carried the college forward with their gifts.
Please consider giving a special financial gift to recognize our reunion year. Those donating $2,500 and over are invited to a Tower Circle reception Friday evening. Those who donate over $100 will be given the chance to win a Taylor Swift signed guitar. And please don’t forget our challenge: A small group of classmates has pledged to match every donation of at least $100, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000! It’s like schemin’ on house money. And if we meet the challenge, it means that our class gift to the college could top $40,000! Gifts can be made at give.agnesscott.edu. And you’ll be gettin’ paid with the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve carried Agnes Scott’s legacy forward.
If we were you, we’d take precaution and be on the lookout for the reunion sign up. Please register early when registration is announced. Early registration helps the reunion committee plan and motivates other classmates to come!
We’re schemin’ and dreamin’ of seeing you at our 20th reunion. Don’t lay low or be mellow. You are Poison Ivy. Miss her. Kiss her. Love her. Let’s all get together!
Can you believe that it’s nearly time for our 20th reunion? It’s hard to know where all the time has gone. There have certainly been some ups and downs over the past five years, but I have been so inspired by stories of Scotties helping Scotties, both in our class and the greater Agnes Scott community. And I think we can all agree that we are very lucky that we will be able to celebrate our 2023 reunion in person! I hope you are looking forward to it as much as I am.
Your reunion committee is hard at work planning what we hope will be a truly special reunion weekend. But first, over the coming months, we will be planning several class socials that we hope you’ll come out for. Please stay tuned.
Alumnae Weekend 2023 will be May 19-21, which is different from the pre-covid years when it was held in April. We hope that this change will mean that more of our classmates will be able to attend. Some of you have heard that, while we won’t see many students on campus at that time of year, we will have the option to stay in the dorms over the weekend! Last year’s reunion classes said they had a blast, so I hope that you all will take advantage of this opportunity to remember some of the best times we had as students, whether it was racing to the dining hall to bring back some Ben & Jerry’s before Dawson’s Creek started, having midnight dance parties to relieve exam stress, or getting ready together to go out for a dinner or Black Cat.
Finally, if you haven’t already, I invite you to start considering your reunion year gift to the college. Maybe this year might be a good year to make a stretch goal. A financial gift to the Fund for Agnes Scott is a great way to support the college’s mission, and by donating we invest not only in the college, but in ourselves. I hope you will join me in donating at the leadership level, which begins with a gift of at least $2,500. If you are able to do that, we will see you at the annual Tower Circle reception, which will be held this year on the evening of Friday, May 19.
We expect a very strong Poison Ivy contingent!
Also, we have some exciting giving incentives this year: A small group of classmates has pledged to match every donation of at least $100, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000! That means that our class’s gift to the college could top $40,000. Just $4,250 on top of that would get us to our goal of gifting the equivalent of an entire year’s worth of tuition for a student!
And, what’s more, we have a special item to raffle off this year that may be particularly interesting to any Swifties in our class. Anyone who makes a donation or pledge of at least $100 can opt into a drawing to win an autographed Taylor Swift guitar, courtesy of a generous in-kind donation from Sharon Kelly Powills ’03! “Are you ready for it?”
But even if you are not able to give as much as that, ANY amount counts towards our class participation goal, and that, as always, is the most important goal of all. Thank you for your gifts—your time, your talent, and your treasure—to our beloved alma mater, in past years, this year, and all the years ahead of us.