2017-2018 Results

YOU – SYA’s global community of alumni, parents, faculty and friends – raised $1,177,416 from 1,675 donors during the 2017-18 SYA Fund year!

$2018% Challenge achieved! The challenge: 18% of SYA alumni and 18% of past and current parents needed to give to SYA by June 30 in order to secure an additional $20,000 for SYA.

The result: 18% of alumni and 19% of parents gave to SYA!

Special thanks to trustee Kirk Davenport FR'77 FR'11P for leading this challenge (check out his video series if you haven't seen it already!) and to all the volunteers who help with the SYA Fund each year including the Board of Trustees, Philanthropy Council, SYA Fund Chairs, Young Alumni Country Chairs and Class Ambassadors.

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


Highest Participation

Spain 1965: 82%
China 2006: 52%
France 1978: 49%
France 1969: 45%
Spain 1981: 43%

Highest Number of Donors

France 1978: 30
China 2006: 25
France 1981: 20
France 1983: 19
France 1985: 19
France 1992: 19

Highest Total Dollars Raised

France 1979: $107,036
Spain 1965: $79,202
France 1985: $68,850
France 1990: $68,350
France 1971: $67,384

Young Alumni Challenge Results

China: 18.79%
France: 13.27%
Italy: 12.33%
Spain: 11.5%

Check out the complete results.


Ten named Class Scholars will be studying abroad in the 2018-19 school year. In FY18, 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 Ambassadors listed for your tremendous efforts, and to all classmates for your generous support.

Class of SYA France 1971 Scholars (2)
Class of SYA France 1977 Scholar (1)

Class of SYA France 1979 Scholar (1) - Thanks to Carolyn MacIver Millstein for rallying your class!
Class of SYA France 1981 Scholar (1)
Class of SYA France 1985 Scholars (2) - Thanks to Laura Hildesley Bartsch, Nick Brumm and Ad Hardin for rallying your class!
Class of SYA Spain 1965 Scholar (2)
Class of SYA Spain 1981 Scholar (1) - Thanks to Mark Corley for rallying your class!
Young Alumni Scholar (1) - Thanks to Young Alumni Country Chairs Jeff Hartsough (CN), Audrey Pomeroy Collins (FR), Elizabeth Tooke (FR), Kai Paine Frolich (IT), Zoe Stathopoulos (IT) and Eleanor Bowen (ES) and all class volunteers for rallying young alumni!
Class of SYA China 2006 Scholar (1) - Thanks to Julian Fu and Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga for rallying your class!