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Class Recognition Awards

Honoring Outstanding Classes

Each year, the Annual Fund awards trophies to recognize collective class giving. Class rankings as of June 30 determine the winners, with the exception of the trophies for reunion classes (the John Newton Thomas Trophy, the Colonnade Cup and the Trident Trophy) which have a Reunion Weekend deadline. The trophies are displayed in the Development Office.

The Non-Reunionist Trophies

The Bierer Trophy: Awarded to the non-reunionist undergraduate classes that have the highest percentage of members in The President's Society.

The Richmond Trophy: Awarded to the non-reunionist undergraduate classes with the highest percentage of members participating in the Annual Fund.

The Washington Trophy: Awarded to the non-reunionist undergraduate classes that raise the largest amount of money.

The Reunion Trophies

The Trident Trophy: Awarded to the reunion class with the highest percentage of members participating in the Annual Fund.

The John Newton Thomas Trophy: Awarded to the reunion class that increases the amount raised for the Annual Fund by the largest percentage increase, as of Alumni Weekend, over its total for the year preceding the reunion year.

The Colonnade Cup: Awarded to the reunion class with the largest class gift to the Annual Fund, including current gifts and future pledges.