Thanks and Recognition

Honoring Outstanding Classes

Each year, the Annual Giving office awards trophies to recognize collective class giving. These trophies recognize outstanding contributions from non-reunion-year classes. Class rankings as of June 30 determine the winners. The prestigious trophies reside in the Hotchkiss House on campus.

Winners are recognized for classes in the following categories:

  • Five-Star: 50 years or more since graduation,
  • General Alumni: 11 to 49 years since graduation,
  • Young Alumni: less than 10 years since graduation.

The Bierer Trophy 

Leading Class Participation in The President's Society
Awarded to the non-reunionist undergraduate classes with the highest percentage of members in The President's Society.

  • 1959 (Five-Star)
  • 1969 (General Alumni)
  • 2007 (Young Alumni)

The Washington Trophy

Greatest Class Gift 
Awarded to the non-reunionist undergraduate classes that raise the largest amount of money.

  • 1967 (Five-Star)
  • 1969 (General Alumni)
  • 2004 (Young Alumni)

The Richmond Trophy

Exceptional Annual Fund Class Participation 
Awarded to the non-reunionist undergraduate classes with the highest percentage of members participating in the Annual Fund.

  • 1953 (Five-Star)
  • 1969 (General Alumni)
  • 2006 (Young Alumni)

The McCutcheon Trophy

Outstanding Class Participation in The 1749 Circle
Awarded to the non-reunionist undergraduate classes with the highest percentage of members in the 1749 Circle.

  • 1957 (Five-Star)
  • 1969 (General Alumni)
  • 2006 (Young Alumni)

Past Winners

2017-2018

Trophy Five-Star General Alumni Young Alumni
Bierer 1959 1969 2007
Washington 1967 1969 2004
Richmond 1953 1969 2006
McCutcheon 1957 1969 2006

2016-2017

Trophy Five-Star General Alumni Young Alumni
Bierer 1959 1969 2016
Washington 1953 1969 2008
Richmond 1957 1968 2016
McCutcheon 1955 1968 2015

2015-2016

Trophy Five-Star General Alumni Young Alumni
Bierer 1954 1969 2012
Washington 1953 1969 2007
Richmond 1957 1967 2008
McCutcheon 1957 1967 2009

2014-2015

Trophy Five-Star General Alumni Young Alumni
Bierer 1959 1969 2006
Washington 1964 1979 2006
Richmond 1955 1967 2006
McCutcheon 1955 1967 2006

2013-2014

Trophy Five-Star General Alumni Young Alumni
Bierer 1959 1971 2012
Washington 1959 1981 2006
Richmond 1955 1967 2006

2012-2013

Trophy Five-Star General Alumni Young Alumni
Bierer 1959 1971 2013
Washington 1959 1969 2004
Richmond 1955 1967 2013

2011-2012

Trophy Five-Star General Alumni Young Alumni
Bierer 1959 1981 2012
Washington 1959 1969 2004
Richmond 1955 1965 2012

2010-2011

Trophy Five-Star General Alumni Young Alumni
Bierer 1939/1945 1969 2007
Washington 1959 1969 2002
Richmond 1955 1967 2002