All available evidence indicates that Matt would have been an unlikely candidate for a mid-19th-century version of Dancing With the Stars. Then again, the very first Founder’s Day moved him to tears. So, we are confident that your generosity and that of more than 1,200 fellow donors would have him jumping for joy.
Thanks to you, we’ve been able to Pay Matt Back twice over – and then some. You not only contributed the $408,000 to equal his original gift to found Vassar College, but you went far beyond that, giving a total of more than $838,000. Add in the great matching gifts we received, and the result nears a whopping $1.5 million. Thank you, Vassar alumnae/i, parents, students and friends, for coming together to fund the everyday miracle that is a Vassar education.
It’s enough to make even the most staid of founders kick up his heels.