Class Act 2022: Ensuring the Future of Business is Orange!

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Class Act 2022: Ensuring the Future of Business is Orange!

Class Act is a giving campaign held each year and led by student ambassadors who encourage their peers to make a gift in honor of their graduation. The campaign is a way for students to adopt an early understanding of the importance of giving back and, through philanthropy, to help to enhance the experience of those who follow them. The students can express their gratitude for their own education and experiences at Syracuse University by making a gift to a fund that supports a place, program or opportunity at Syracuse University, such as the Whitman Dean’s Fund, that is significant to them. Students are asked to give at least the amount of their graduation year, i.e. $20.22 for this year’s class, and, in recognition of their generosity, donors are given special Orange, white and silver Class Act cords to wear at Commencement.

The campaign promotes friendly competition across the schools and colleges on campus to see which will finish with highest number of donors. Whitman has earned the top spot several times in the past few years, and this year’s Whitman Class Act Student Committee is working to do the same in 2022.

Gifts made by students can be matched by faculty, staff, friends, family and alumni for a greater impact. Tuition and fees cover only 80 percent of the real cost of a Syracuse University education. Class Act donations help bridge that gap, and matching gifts help bolster the collective giving of the students to make a real difference in providing cutting-edge programs, modern facilities and scholarships. Class Act gifts to the Whitman Dean’s Fund help create opportunities for experiential learning and career exploration, program innovations and amenities that help us prepare students for a world of accelerating change and ensure that the future of business is Orange!If you would like to support this year’s Class Act campaign by honoring a graduating student you know with a $20.22 matching gift, please visit and add his/her name in the “My Gift Is a Tribute” box.

If you don’t have a connection to a graduating student, we can help you find one—perhaps someone from your hometown, with the same major or in a club or organization you hold dear. Just contact Alison Kessler, director of alumni engagement, at

On behalf of the Class of 2022, thank you for your support!

Whitman Class Act 2022 Student Committee

Luna Brkljac ’22 MBA
Sadie Caywood ’22 M.S.
Mitchell Gordon ’22
Bailey Loughnane ’22 (WHIT/A&S)
Stephanie Pagán ’22 (WHIT/MAX)
Salvatore Pepe ’22 (WHIT/iSchool)
Emily Rosen ’22 (WHIT/iSchool)
Emma Sargent ’22
Sophia Sparrgrove ’22
Jacob Segal ’22
Tiffany Yang ’22 (WHIT/iSchool)