Published on February 21, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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by Karen Templeton

Samford University has never been stronger in its 175-year history as one of the premier private universities in the United States. Forever Samford is a $300 million fundraising campaign that will help to ensure that Samford continues to prepare and send dedicated, thoughtful, ethical people throughout the world.

As part of the campaign, graduates of the classes of 1967, 1972, 1987, 1992, 2002 and 2007 are celebrating significant reunions this year as we launch our Forever Samford campaign. This campaign will strengthen programs, increase scholarship funds and open new doors for students, forever providing opportunity and growth. We aim to do this by asking for recurring support. We have enthusiastic volunteers from each class asking their classmates to support the university through recurring pledges. These monthly, annual or quarterly gifts, of any amount, will serve as the building bricks for our solid foundation, an investment in our students and community.

Alumni from these classes can expect a call or email from one of their classmates in late February or early March asking for their support. Recurring gifts can be set up online.

By pledging gifts today, you will get your class to the top of the leader board before the alumni campaign kick-off. This is your year, your impact and your Samford. We thank you for your support in providing a forever foundation for Samford.

For God, for learning, Forever Samford.

Karen Templeton is director of annual giving in University Advancement.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.