Reunion Giving

Four alumni smiling for a photo

Every year Berea welcomes alumni to campus for their reunion and encourages class campaigns designed by their Reunion Giving Chairs as a way of connection and engagement. We hope that you will join your class efforts to help support current and future Berea for generations to come!

Class Reunions

Summer Reunion is June 9-11, 2023
Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993

                                        Homecoming is November 19-21, 2022                                             Classes of 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2022


Reunion Volunteer Highlights

Daniela Pirela Manares '20

“Since I came as an International student from Venezuela, I was scared for the differences in culture and language. However, I found a family, friends, and created connections on day one. Not only do I have the opportunity to work as a staff member on campus, but as volunteer, I am able to share my love for Berea and its students with my classmates and colleagues. Besides the fuzzy feelings of helping people, knowing that you are making a difference is the best thing. We have a saying in my country that goes, “drop per drop makes an ocean of difference.’”Daniela Pirela Manares ‘20

Guy Adams '81

“I chose to volunteer because it’s the least I can do to attempt to repay Berea College, in some small way, for transforming my life. During my time on campus, I was transformed from a mediocre student who entered reading on an 8th grade level to someone confident in my academic abilities. Berea College alumni have made an incredible difference in the world and knowing I’m a small part of its rich, impactful history is both meaningful and encouraging to me.” -Guy Adams ’81

Check out how our reunion classes are doing with their campaigns below

Reunion Campaigns

Class of 2022

$111.78 Raised | 10 Donors

Class Goal:

Reunion Giving Chair:
Marlene Michel

Class of 2017

$896.38 Raised | 14 Donors

Class of 2012

$1,196 Raised | 15 Donors

Class Goal:
$1,200 | 12 donors

Reunion Giving Chairs:
Danielle Musser & Rachael Parker

Class of 2007

$3,073 Raised | 22 Donors

Class Goal:

Reunion Giving Chair:
Lederrick Wesley

Class of 2002

$1,411 Raised | 16 Donors

Class of 1997

$3,856.69 Raised | 15 Donors

Class of 1993

$5,117.93 Raised | 16 Donors

Class of 1988

$16,555 Raised | 9 Donors

Class Goal:

Reunion Giving Chairs:

Class of 1983

$2,319 | 9 Donors

Class of 1978

$14,624 Raised | 20 Donors

Class Goal:

Reunion Giving Chair:
Michele Williams

Class of 1973

$2,535 Raised | 13 Donors

Class Goal:

Reunion Giving Chair:
Bill Yost

Reunion Giving Committee Members:
Andrew Baskin
Virgil Burnside
Mike Johnson
Ray Landers

Class of 1968

$9,490 Raised | 22 Donors

Class Goal:

Reunion Giving Chair:
Betty Jean Hall

Class of 1963

$10,907 Raised | 12 Donors


Class of 1958

$14,550 Raised| 8 Donors



Contact Us

Daniela Pirela-Manares ’20
Reunion Philanthropy Program Manager
Phone: (859) 985-3162