The class of 1999 broke a record with its very first gift to Harvard: Corporation member Robert G. Stone '45 announced at the annual HAA meeting that the graduating seniors had collected $69,000, enough to endow a named scholarship fund.
Five reuning classes also set gift records this year. The class of '94 nearly doubled the old benchmark by raising $853,715. The class of '84, which had set fifth- and tenth-reunion records, set another: $3,636,175 at its fifteenth. Reunioners from the class of '64 beat the old thirty-fifth-reunion record by more than $1 million, giving $15,315,997. The class of '39 did almost as well with their $14,917,547. Yet this largesse proved only prelude to 1949's $30,781,000--the largest gift ever presented by any reunion class.