Meet Grace Rudder '16
As a graduating senior, the idea of getting a commemorative medallion seemed like a no brainer. The idea of giving back has been instilled in me since the day I arrived on Auburn’s campus, and this is the perfect way to start my giving-back as an Auburn Alum. The medallion will not only serve as an amazing symbol to wear with my cap and gown on graduation day, but also as a reminder of how important it is to give back to the university that gave me so much over the course of these four short years.
When you decide to give, you are able to pin-point the group, department or school that you would like your money to go to directly. I decided to donate my $20.16 to the Center for Leadership and Ethics in the Division of Student Affairs because this group had such a huge impact on my college experience and I know that my money will be used to have the same impact on a student like me in years to come. It feels so great to know that before I even walk across the stage on May 7th I will have begun the process of giving back to Auburn even the tiniest fraction of all that it has given me.
Make your first gift to Auburn University and show your pride by wearing a Commemorative Medallion at the May 2016 graduation.
Have you made a contribution to Auburn University so you can wear one of our Commemorative Medallions at graduation? You can make a gift online and pick up your medallion at the Class of 2016 Send-Off on April 14.
For a minimum gift of $20.16 (your grad year) given to your chosen Auburn University designation, you have the opportunity to wear a special gold medallion at graduation—and, of course, keep forever. Where your gift goes is entirely up to you. Choose the school/college, organization, group or other unit at AU to receive your contribution, then, if you desire, choose someone you would like to honor. Perhaps you would like to recognize a favorite professor, a close friend or your parents. Or give a gift in memory of a grandparent, loved one, friend or maybe a veteran. We would like to suggest supporting future AU students by designating your gift to the Student Alumni Association Annual Scholarship.
The Commemorative Medallion program is a great way to recognize those who have made an impact in your life by making a financial contribution to the school/college, area or organization that has made a difference in your Auburn experience.
Click below to make a Commemorative Medallion gift.
Under IRS regulations, contributions are tax deductible in the amount they exceed the fair market value of any goods received. Please consult a financial adviser for tax advice. Donors will only receive benefits they are eligible to receive based on their gift amount and designation.
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Class of 2016 Send Off!
On April 14th, 2016 the Auburn Alumni Association hosted a party to celebrate anyone graduating in 2016, whether they finished in four or took the six-year route.
We had free food and special Auburn guests like Aubie, the AU Rhythm Dance Team and the Southeastern Raptor Center, to name a few. Graduates Let us know where they are heading next using our huge map and checked out our 92 Auburn Clubs all over the country. Tons of free grad swag like diploma frames, portfolios and complimentary Jule Collins Smith Museum memberships were given away. It was a great way to start a Thursday evening before heading over to Auburn University Ring Night later that night! We are very thankful for everyone who came, and wish our 2016 graduates the best!