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Bearcats Of the Last Decade (BOLD)

Bearcats Of the Last Decade (BOLD) is a new giving society that provides an opportunity for alumni to re-connect and support the University during the first 10 years following graduation. BOLD offers graduated giving levels and options to designate a gift annually or on a monthly or quarterly basis. 


BOLD members receive special invitations to several events throughout the year such as Homecoming breakfast, netowrking opportunities with other McKendree alumni and friends, socials before Alumni events and the William McKendree Society spring celebration dinner. Members also receive special correspondence from the University.

Making a  gift to join BOLD is simple and easy. It is $100 multiplied by the number of years since your graduation. For the first year, it is $100 or $9.00/month. for a more in depth look you can check out our giving by year graphic to see where you fall. 

After 10 years members gain full membership in the William McKendree Society the University’s premier group of supporters.

To become a BOLD member or to get additional information please contact Whitney Strang at (618) 537-6456.