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. 

The 2020 Senior Gift will be group meeting room additions and enhancements in the Stratton Upper School Library. It is because of the generosity of the parents of the Class of 2020 that this gift will be possible. Please see the FAQ below for more information.

Please contact Vanessa Nerbun, Director of Annual and Alumni Programs, at 414.540.3327 or vnerbun@usmk12.org with any questions.
    • Rendering featuring the proposed Upper School Library enhancements made possible by the Class of 2020 Senior Class Gift.

      Class of 2020 Senior Class Gift

      Rendering featuring the proposed Upper School Library enhancements made possible by the Class of 2020 Senior Class Gift.

FAQ

List of 8 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 include the addition of a group meeting room in the Upper School Library, for students to meet in small groups or work together on projects. In addition, an existing meeting room will be renovated and enhanced to allow for video and sound recording.
  • What does the project cost?

    A. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for construction costs, furnishings and technology.
  • Who contributes to the fundraising goal?

    A. Our goal is that 100% of families with graduating Seniors contribute to the project, creating a powerful show of support.
  • How do I make my/our gift?

    A. To make your contribution to the Senior Class Gift, you may return the enclosed pledge form, call the Advancement Office at 414-540-3337, or visit www.usmk12.org/usmfund.
  • Is my/our contribution to the project separate from our annual gift?

    A. No. Your contribution to the project is considered your gift to the USM Fund, the School’s annual giving program for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
  • What is the timeline for the project?

    A. Construction will be completed over Winter break (December 21-January 5th) so your student can utilize the space before graduating.
  • Who are the Senior Class Gift parent co-chairs?

    A. The Co-Chairs and parent liaisons are Karen Guy (Stephanie ’20), Dave Keuler (Emma ’20), and Deb Pokel (Alvin ’20).
  • What are students saying about the project?

    A. "Good use for green screen film productions, like our most recent production, 'Make a difference'." – Eibar Robledo

    "I’m going to study film and television production in college, so for me it would be great to record voice overs and ambient noise projects." – Lizzie Borg

    "An additional study room would provide more opportunities to collaborate with other students" – Enrique Aldape
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