2016-17 Results

YOU – SYA’s global community of alumni, parents, faculty and friends – raised $1,212,106 from 1,552 donors during the 2016-17 Annual Fund year!

Special incentive achieved! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of SYA France, the Board of Trustees issued the "25 + 25 = 50 challenge" to increase alumni participation. The challenge: 25 France classes needed to achieve 25% participation in the Annual Fund among classmates by June 30 in order to secure an additional $50,000 for SYA. The result: 27 SYA France classes reached 25% participation!

Special thanks to trustee Kirk Davenport FR'77 FR'11P for leading this challenge and to all the volunteers who help with the SYA Fund each year including the Board of Trustees, Philanthropy Council, Annual Fund Chairs, Young Alumni Country Chairs and Class Agents.

Do you want to know how your class compares? Check out the "SYA class statistics" chart here.


Highest Participation

Spain 1965: 73%
China 2006: 56%
France 1978: 50%
France 1971: 42%
France 1969: 41%

Highest Number of Donors

France 1978: 29
China 2006: 27
France 1979: 22
France 1974: 20
France 1977: 19

Highest Total Dollars Raised

France 1979: $106,719
France 1971: $78,745
France 1985: $70,710
Spain 1965: $65,025
France 1977: $64,393

Young Alumni Country Competition Results

France: 18.55%
China: 18.16%
Italy: 11.74%
Spain: 10.49%


Six named Class Scholars will be studying abroad in the 2017-18 school year. In FY17, each of the classes listed below earned the privilege of naming a Class Scholar by raising at least 50% of tuition from at least 25% of the class.* Thank you to each of the Class Agents for your tremendous efforts, and to all classmates for your generous support.

Class of France 1979 Scholars (3)
Campaign led by Class Agent Carolyn MacIver Millstein

Class of France 1985 Scholars (2)
Campaign led by Class Agents Nick Brumm and Ad Hardin

Class of Spain 1981 Scholar
Campaign led by Class Agent Mark Corley and Philanthropy Council member Allison Bacon


Classes who achieved 25% participation by March 31* were given the special privilege of receiving a personalized thank you message from a current student or faculty member.

Class of China 2001
Led by Class Agents Ira Renfrew and Dave White

Class of China 2006
Led by Class Agents Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga and Julian Fu

The SYA France Class of 1974 Faculty Chair in Memory of Peter Greer and Charles Hamblet

The Class of SYA France 1974, led by Paul Eldrenkamp (committee chair), Ken Callaway, Margaret Conklin, Jane Durgin, Jodie Ireland, Jan Johnston and Carol Weston, embarked upon a special fundraising initiative for SYA France's 50th anniversary. To honor Peter Greer and Chuck Hamblet, two beloved faculty members from their year in Rennes, classmates, family and friends of Peter and Chuck gave over $300,000 in endowment funds, which will be utilized to support the SYA France Class of 1974 Faculty Chair in Memory of Peter Greer and Chuck Hamblet in Rennes each year.