Key messages: Personal thank you to your classmates for their gift, especially for those making their first gift or first gift in a long time; provide recognition for annual fund support to Kenyon; encourage on-going support.

Subject: Thank you for supporting Kenyon College!

Dear <Name>,

Thank you for your recent gift to the Kenyon Fund! Your gift makes each day better for today’s students. You’re helping to build Kenyon’s future while maintaining a proud tradition of alumni support for the College’s most pressing needs. 

I look forward to keeping you up-to-date on the progress of the Our Path Forward campaign and the exciting work that is taking place on the Hill. 

Again, thank you for making Kenyon a philanthropic priority.  

With gratitude,