who will be the best class ever?

End of Year CIVIC Class Challenge and #BestClassEver


CIVIC is committed to the leaders in our region. To support our mission, each CIVIC Class has been challenged to collectively donate their class year amount (or more!) to the Darden Fund by December 31st, 2022! For example, the CIVIC Class of 2010 donated $2,010.00. Connect with your classmates and celebrate another great year of CIVIC by achieving this goal!

Your support invests in our region’s present and future leadership. Your gift will help create sustainability for an organization that has connected, inspired, and increased collaboration within our communities.

Our alumni demonstrate the power of servant leadership each and every day.  CIVIC’s Founders had a vision to connect as many leaders as possible in the region to one another and to the community in which we all love, live, and serve. Today, our alumni base has grown to over 1,000 senior leaders who are committed and ready to collaborate and engage.

Please consider joining me and making a gift of $365.00 (a dollar a day!) to CIVIC’s Darden Fund.

Sarah Jane Kirkland

President & CEO, CIVIC Leadership Institute

How to be the Best Class Ever 

Which class will win the “Best Class Ever” trophy this year? Every donation made towards the end of year Class Challenge will be a major factor in who is awarded this year’s Best Class Ever Trophy. If your class achieves its goal by December 31st, you will receive bonus points toward the trophy, which will be announced in Febuary.

AND…If your classmates make donations on Giving Tuesday, you will receive additional bonus points toward the Best Class Ever Trophy!

Class Challenge Countdown








Class Challenge Rankings

Check back here to see where your class falls in the competition for donating your class year amount.

Please note that these rankings will be updated every Friday between now and the end of the year. Last updated on 01/04/2023.

  • 2003 18% 18%
  • 2004 62% 62%
  • 2007 114% 114%
  • 2008 25% 25%
  • 2010 100% 100%
  • 2011 7% 7%
  • 2013 12% 12%
  • 2014 5% 5%
  • 2016 7% 7%
  • 2017 139% 139%
  • 2018 71% 71%
  • 2019 28% 28%
  • 2020 158% 158%
  • 2021 74% 74%
  • 2022 4% 4%

The impact of civic

We hear repeatedly from alumni and community stakeholders about the impact that CIVIC Leadership Institute has both in the community and for those who participate in the program. Our team loves hearing about the collaboration and the projects that come to fruition because of our strong alumni network. We love to tell these stories and we are reaching out to hear from you. Please share with our team why CIVIC is important to you.