Senior Gift Program

The Senior Gift is a USM tradition in which the families of graduating seniors come together to sponsor a project that enhances the experience of students in the Upper School. 

Thanks to the generosity of the parents of the Class of 2017, Cafe Twenty Seventeen, a new snack bar and cafe area was opened in the Upper School Quadracci Lodge. Cafe Twenty Seventeen will be available for student clubs and activities such as the Conference Cafe and the French Honor Society crepe sale, as well as provide a well-equipped space for the USM Wildcat Booster Club concession sales and other parent-driven activities.

FAQ

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the Senior Class Gift?

    A. The Senior Class Gift is a USM tradition in which the families of graduating seniors come together to sponsor a project that enhances the academic experience of students in the Upper School. This year, the Senior Class Gift will involve the construction of a new snack bar and cafe in the Upper School Quadracci Loge. 
  • What are some examples of previous projects?

    A. Thanks to the generosity of the parents of the Class of 2015, the Kohl Collaboration Center received technological enhancements that created an active learning environment for Upper School students. The additions included a 2x2 video wall that provides students with the technology to easily share the content on their computers effectively and flexibly, as well as provide quality video conferencing capabilities. In 2016, the Senior Class Gift supported the addition to two much-needed, small rooms in the Upper School Stratton Library that accommodate groups of 2-5 students studying together or working on group projects. The new spaces also include artwork created by members of the class and other features suggested by the students. 
  • What does the project cost?

    A. Our goal is to raise at least $50,000.
  • Who contributes to the fundraising goal?

    A. We ask all families of our Senior students to make a special gift to the USM Fund to support the Senior class gift. Our goal is that each family with a Senior student participates. 
  • How do I make my/our gift?

    A. To make your contribution to the Senior Class Gift, you may call Meghan Vosberg in the Advancement Office at 414.540.3337 or click here to make your gift online.
  • Is my/our contribution to the project separate from my/our annual gift?

    A. No. The Senior class gift program is a special fundraising initiative facilitated through the USM Fund, so as a Senior family, your gift to the USM Fund this year is designated to support this special project. 
  • What is the timeline for the project?

    A. The construction will be completed over Winter Break, so our Senior students have ample time to enjoy their class gift before commencement. 
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