The main reason to pay your dues is to acknowledge the major influence that the Class and the University have had on our personal and professional lives. On a practical level, our dues help to cover class expenses such as:
- Funding our PAW subscription
- Subsidizing regional and class events
- Covering some of the cost of reunions
- Supporting the Alumni Council
- Producing the free copy of the 40th reunion DVD you received
- The new class website that came online in January
Last year approximately 33% of the class (255 out of 763 classmates) paid their dues. This year, our goal is to dramatically improve the overall class participation.
What is the dues amount for the Class of 1971?
The standard dues amount is $100. Many classmates have generously contributed more than this amount. Conversely, for those who find it difficult to make this contribution, we would love to have you contribute any amount that you can. We are most interested in maximum participation.
Incidentally, we have been advised that, the first $12 of your dues payment is related to the PAW mailings and is not tax deductible. The remainder of your dues payment is tax deductible.
Pay by Mail
to print a form, and pay by mail. The Class is charged a fee of up to 3% per transaction for the privilege of paying dues online with a credit card. To make your dues work even harder for our Class, please consider paying your dues by check and US Mail.
Paying online is extremely convenient, and you can do so by debit or credit card. Of the two, the Class benefits if you pay by debit card rather than credit card because the transaction fee charged on debit cards is less than ½ that of credit cards. To use your debit card
, simply enter the 16 digits on your ATM or Debit Card into the Card Number field on the online payment form that will appear after you hit Submit below and follow the indicated steps. The dollar amount of this transaction will appear directly in your checking account the same day.
Lastly, if you want to pay by credit card
, simply enter your VISA or Mastercard number in the Card Number field on the online payment form (American Express is not accepted).