Class of 1972 50th Reunion Class Gift

In 1972, Joyce Marie Mariani implored our class to “continue traveling along the educational road of awareness, responsibility, and appreciation on which the Norwich Free Academy has placed us, so that every member of the Class of 1972 may make a worthwhile contribution to better ourselves and our society.” 

Our class has chosen four campus projects to support in celebration of our 50th reunion year. 

  • Slater Museum is undergoing significant renovations including the Slater Stained Glass Restoration (reglazing and resealing) to preserve and protect a true campus gem.
  • Project Outreach students have been giving back to the community for 50 years. Imagine all of the lives that have been impacted by the service and kindness of NFA Project O students! With rising costs in transportation, Project Outreach students need funds to have buses available so that all students who want to volunteer are able to get to their community site. Students are interested in visiting local nursing homes to connect with seniors and help them learn more about technology, but the students need transportation to get there.
  • Campus technology needs have changed quite a bit in the past 50 years, and today’s students and teachers use Chromebooks, specialized software, and other tools to prepare NFA students for success after graduation. A gift to campus technology needs ensures that every student on campus has access to the equipment and programs they need to learn in today’s world.
  • Last but certainly not least, in honor of our 10th reunion in 1982, we established the NFA Class of 1972 Memorial Fund, reflecting our commitment to the future of NFA students. Through your generosity, this fund can be increased to award a graduating senior a scholarship that will help launch them into their future.

A permanent panel of recognition will be added to the 50th Reunion Gallery in the Latham Science & Technology Building. Classmates who contribute $1,000 or more to the Class Gift or any of these four funding areas will earn the legacy of their name on the panel.

If you would like to make your gift through a multi-year pledge (1-3 years), please fill out and mail in the pledge form found in the link below. For more information, please contact Christina at 860-425-5545 or

Pledge Form

To make a secure gift online, please fill out and submit the form available here: