Spring 2017

Sweet ’16 Homecoming and Reunion

Six hundred alumni and friends celebrate their Tufts connections.

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Heading for a tour of the Boston Public Library. Photo: Scott Tingley

Old friends and classmates from graduation years ending in 1 and 6 got together in Boston for a weekend of fun, food and fond memories during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2016. More than 600 alumni and their guests participated.

The reunion fundraising effort, which this year raised nearly $366,000 for the Tufts Dental Fund, plays an important role in supporting the school. Since these alums’ last reunion in 2011, they have donated a cumulative total of $2,476,821 to the dental school.

The Porcelain Bridge Award, presented to the reunion class that had the most donors to its reunion gift, went to the Class of 1966, which had a 46 percent participation rate. The Golden Crown Award, presented to the reunion class with the largest five-year class gift total, went to the D56 class, which has donated $601,075. The Cusp of Excellence Award, for the reunion class with the largest Tufts Dental Fund gift, went to the D81ers, who have $65,880. The Impression Award, given to the fifth or 10th reunion class with the highest participation rate in reunion giving, went to the Class of 2011, which had 20-percent participation.

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