The Gustavus fiscal year and fundraising year ended May 31. A special thank you to the 7257 alumni who contributed to Gustavus this year. Gustavus continues to push toward recapturing the over 50% alumni participation that was experienced in the 1980s and early 1990s. Gifts from alumni this year totaled $4.9 million. Members of the Class of 1956 deserve special recognition for their efforts in conjunction with their 50th reunion. 81% of the class participated, contributing $76,928 to the 1956 Class Endowed Scholarship and a total class gift (including estate gift declarations and pledges) of $1,828,788.