Check Presentation of the Class of 2019 Senior Class Gift

Senior Class Gift



What is the Senior Class Gift?

The Senior Class Gift (SCG) encompasses a proud tradition of senior classes making a gift to McKendree University. Every graduating class member is asked to make a gift of $20.21 in support of their alma mater.

Where do the funds go?

This year, the Class of 2021 is fundraising for a commemorative marker to be placed on McKendree's main campus for Mamie Turner, the first African American graduate from McKendree in 1895. This project is to recognize McKendree University graduates of minority and to celebrate their extraordinary accomplishments.

Learn more about Mamie Turner here!

How can I participate?

Making your Senior Class Gift is quick and easy! Just click on the "Make A Gift Now" button in the left colum. You can also visit the Alumni House or find the Senior Class Gift committee at events throughout the year.

You can also be involved by becoming a Senior Class Gift committee member! Join the committee that supports student philanthropy and leaving a legacy at McKendree. Interested seniors should contact or (618) 537-6824.

How will the Senior Class Gift benefit me?

Just like students that came before you, you are paying it forward to future McKendree students. Making the decision to make a difference is something that you should be very proud of. Carrying on the tradition of giving back to McKendree is a statement of appreciation as well as commitment to the future of the institution.


Also, being involved as a Senior Class Gift committee member gives you great experience in student leadership and fundraising. Being heavily involved is a great resume builder! 

Last, but not least - You can get a McKendree University Alumni license plate cover!

By making a gift of $20.21 in honor of your graduation year, you will received a McKendree University Alumni license plate cover as a thank you. You have earned your degree and made your mark! You can officially represent McKendree University Alumni on your own vehicle!


Make your Senior Class Gift today!

The future is yours to give, Bearcats! Join your Class of 2021 in honoring the extraordinary individuals that are a large part of McKendree's history. You can make a secure gift online or stop by Alumni House! For more information, please contact You can also follow Senior Class Gift on Facebook and Instagram
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