How to subsidize the cost of reunion for selected classmates

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How to subsidize the cost of reunion for selected classmates

How should we subsidize the cost of our 50th Reunion (June 2019) for classmates? We want as many classmates as possible to attend our 50th Reunion, but we recognize that cost may be a factor for some. (Cost includes not just the reunion itself, but potentially significant travel costs for the classmate and spouse or life partner.) How can we help classmates for whom finances are an issue attend. Options that have been mentioned include:

  • Using Class funds to lower the cost across the board.
  • Using Class funds to provide assistance for travel for individuals.
  • Creating a designated 'scholarship' fund with individual classmates contributing what they feel they can (perhaps as a separate line item with dues).
  • A combination of the above three.

Would you be willing to pay a little extra so another classmate can attend? If so, how much? Are there other options?

Please think about it and add your opinion or suggestions in this thread.