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COLLEGE CHAIRS BUILT EXCLUSIVELY IN AMERICA

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Chairs that last for generations

Made Only in America

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Attention to Detail

Even under your chair

Multiple Logo Techniques

In beautiful colors

We Plant Trees

For every chair

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN ALUMNI CHAIRS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY

The Most Comfortable University Chair

Affinity Classic Alumni Chair

AmIsh Made in Ohio

Traditional Captain's Chair

The Most Solid Traditional Captain’s Chair Available

AmIsh Made in Ohio

Unique Miniature Chairs

For Donors, Boards, and Employees     Amish Made in Ohio & Colorado

Affinity Mission Chair

Amish Mission Chair for Modern Decors

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Something for everyone!

Many more chair models

…and our unique Miniature Chairs

HOW OUR CLIENTS FEEL ABOUT THEIR ALUMNI CHAIRS

Nicole Johnson, Columbus School for Girls (Ohio)
"The process from start to delivery was very easy. I worked with Dan he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable."
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Nicole Johnson,
Accounting, Columbus School for Girls, Ohio

"The process from start to delivery was very easy. I worked with Dan he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He not only helped me with the selection of the chair and type of wood, he helped me with getting the correct logo uploaded, he kept me informed of every step from production to delivery. It is definitely a great place to order Captain's chairs."

Julie Angelucci, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
"Our chairholders and donors love the chairs and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive."
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Julie Angelucci,
Senior Associate Director, Stewardship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

"Over the past year we started working with Dan and Alumni Chairs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to create custom miniature chairs for our endowed chairholders and donors. The chairs are very well made and beautiful and the entire process working with Dan, from our initial conversation about what we wanted to accomplish to delivery, has been a breeze! Our chairholders and donors love the chairs and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you Dan and Alumni Chairs! We love working with you and love our chairs."

Fred Hutch Cancer Center
"...one of the most amazing vendors..."
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Suzanne Un, Stewardship & Recognition Sr. Mgr., Fred Hutch Cancer Center, Seattle, Washington

“Alumni Chairs…one of the most amazing vendors I’ve ever dealt with. So friendly, personable, knowledgeable... Responded to emails in a timely manner, always had a solution to problems...they genuinely were concerned about our organization and product. Amazing to work with. I would definitely order again on a new project.”

F. Rodney Drake, Washington, D.C.
"I am writing to congratulate you..."
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F. Rodney Drake, MD, Washington, DC (First client of Alumni Chairs and a fine man)

“I am writing to congratulate you on your sense of design and comfort which has complimented my own need for some expression of those wonderful years which have been so formative.”

Chernelle Jones, Duke University
"...attention to detail“
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Chernelle Jones
Dir. of Special Events, Office of Chancellor, Health Affairs, Duke University

“Amazing craftsmanship, attention to detail, built to last, customer friendly and professional, and speedy! The chairs are beautiful! "

Elayne Bonett
"My directors were so impressed..."
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Elayne Bonett, Donor Recognition & Stewardship, Baptist Health Foundation, Miami, Florida

“...so satisfied and happy with both chairs! ...extremely helpful throughout the entire process. The design of both chairs is remarkable! My directors were so impressed with the chairs that they definitely will be wanting more in the near future! Thank you!”

Tana Jones, U of AZ
"For our new endowed chair donors...presenting each of them with a Miniature Chair..."
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Tana Jones, CFRE, Director of Stewardship, Tucson, Arizona

“For our new endowed chair donors, we are presenting each of them with a Miniature Chair to recognize their transformational generosity. The chairs are beloved! They are unique, perfect for our donors’ desk or book shelf, and definitely a conversation starter.

Thank you for terrific service and your dedication to detailed excellence.”

Linda Hill, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
"...a class of their own, not at all the common version of chairs...beautifully built with flawless attention to detail."
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Linda Hill, Art Director, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

“EVERYTHING IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The quality of each piece is superb. You have just been a hero to our desire to have a beautiful gift to honor the doctor and the donor…absolutely fabulous… I am the Art Director for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. We have a high standard for our art installations and the chairs that Alumni Chairs built were extraordinary. They are in a class of their own, not at all the common version of chairs that are often seen. These are beautifully built with flawless attention to detail. The personalization was wonderful. The communication with Dan was thorough, quick, and extremely personal. He was determined to produce excellent chairs and deliver them on time. In addition to the chairs, we ordered the miniature chairs so that the doctor being honored had his chair and the donor was presented a miniature chair. Everyone was most impressed and the hospital took great pride in having these very special chairs.”

Joanne Merriam, Vanderbilt University
"...easy to work with and very thorough."
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Joanne Merriam, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“We ordered a miniature chair with our logo for a gift - easy to work with and very thorough.”

Chernelle Jones,
"Amazing craftsmanship, attention to detail, built to last..."
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Chernelle Jones, Director of Special Events, Duke University Health System

“Amazing craftsmanship, attention to detail, built to last, customer friendly and professional, and speedy! The chairs are beautiful!

Doug Warren, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland
"You and your team did an amazing job completing the project within our time constraints..."
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Doug Warren, Development, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland

“We recently ordered an Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair to present as a gift for the named recipient of an endowed chair. You and your team did an amazing job completing the project within our time constraints, and providing us with updates along the way. Our guest of honor could not have been more pleased with the chair, and even sat in it for the duration of our program. What a wonderful experience you provided!”

Mark Richardson, President, Church Divinity School of the Pacific
"...stunned by its beauty. It is a piece of art, and made of such exquisite wood."
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Mark Richardson, President, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, california

“After things settled and I was able to really look at, admire, sit in the chair, I became more and more stunned by its beauty. It is a piece of art, and made of such exquisite wood. I understand it is hand made. It takes the breath away. I just love it… THANK YOU!!”

Megan Owings
"...high quality...exceeded my expectations."
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Megan B. Owings
Pres. of Admin. & General Counsel, David A. Bramble, Inc., Chestertown, Maryland

“Working with Alumni Chairs... was a great experience. The company takes pride in its products and takes a personal approach to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for in a chair. The chair...required permission for the use of the logo, which Alumni Chair obtained and was diligent in accomplishing... The chair... is high quality and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this company and their product."

David Force, Columbus, Indiana
"...chairs are beautiful! They honestly have exceeded my expectations."
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David Force, Columbus, Indiana

“Our daughters are delighted with the chairs. "The (Mission) chairs are beautiful! They honestly have exceeded my expectations. Thank you for the effort. They are comfortable and spacious, and would be a great place to sit and read…and that is the point! Thank you again- David Force”

Director of Advancement, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
“Our clients absolutely loved the miniature chairs."
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Director of Advancement, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

“Our clients absolutely loved the miniature chairs. They were beautiful!”

Jennifer Shaffer, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
"I am certain...loved the chair. I shared your photos with our...department...and they thought it looked great and loved the chair."
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Jennifer Shaffer, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, California

““I received your voicemail message from last week. I have not heard from J. since her last day at CHLA. I am certain she loved the chair. i shared your photos with our MarCom department, as they wanted to see how we were using the logo, and they thought it looked great and loved the chair. Thank you,”

Joy French, CU Anschutz
"...my four-year-old daughter absolutely loves it."
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Joy, Manager, Alumni Relations, Anschutz Medical Center, University of Colorado

“We received the child’s rocking chair and my four-year-old daughter absolutely loves it. It is beautiful, and it is so well made. We look forward to enjoying it for many years to come and keeping it in our family for future generations to enjoy as well. Thank you!”

Kara Vanmater, Manager, Donor Relations, Edison, New Jersey
"We would 100% recommend using Alumni Chairs, as they listen to what you need and are easy to communicate and work with."
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Kara Vanmater, Manager, Donor Relations, Hackensack Meridian Health , Edison, New Jersey

“I worked closely with Dan from my initial inquiry all the way through the delivery of the chairs and couldn't be happier! We were in need of a standard size and miniature chair, and Dan and team exceeded our expectations for both. The detail and precision of our medical school's seal, to the personalization of the donor and recipient names made us proud to present these chairs to their new owners. We would 100% recommend using Alumni Chairs, as they listen to what you need and are easy to communicate and work with.“

John Cavanaugh, Wayne State
“Getting the chair in time was definitely a big plus."
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John M Cavanaugh, MD, PE, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering , Wayne State University

“We presented the chair...at the end of his retirement celebration that evening... Dr. King then sat in the chair with photos taken next to the podium. It turned out to be a perfect way to end the program. Getting the chair in time was definitely a big plus. You could tell Dr. King was pleased to try out his chair at the end of the program.”

Scott Brown,Summa Health Foundation, Akron, OH
"Always quick to respond and accommodating.”
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Scott Brown, Program Manager, Donor Relations & Stewardship, Summa Health Foundation, Akron, Ohio

“Dan and his team do a great job! We have used them for multiple projects. Always quick to respond and accommodating. I'm sure we'll use his team again sometime soon!”

Vassilios Papadopoulos, Univ. of Southern California
"...It came in good shape and it looks great. Many thanks,”
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Vassilios Papadopoulos, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

“This is to let you know that we received the Chair. I was not there but my son received it and inspected it. He showed it to us on video. It came in good shape and it looks great. Many thanks!”

Alan Ellison, Des Moines, Washington
"The chair was done perfectly to our specifications and my wife loves it!"
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Alan Ellison, Des Moines, Washington

“I ordered a West Point chair from Alumni Chairs, for my wife, who is a 1986 grad. The chair was done perfectly to our specifications and my wife loves it! Dan handled our order, and he was a complete gentleman. His customer service skills are excellent. I highly recommend ...Alumni Chairs!”

Boys & Girls Club of Providence
"...a powerful visual symbol…wonderful inspiration and incentive…"
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Dir. and Mgr., Development, Boys & Girls Club of Providence, Rhode Island

“THANK YOU...for such a fine job. …and the hand-signed chairs and other info on the bottom... Lovely. What a nice touch! I double —triple—the wonderful look of the chairs and the care of the engraved brass plate. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! …we looked over the entire chair tooth and comb. Beautiful! Your chairs are a powerful visual symbol…wonderful inspiration and incentive…”

John Reichenbach, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
"Alumni Chairs was fantastic to work with."
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Mr. & Mrs. John Reichenbach, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts

“...fantastic to work with. We were able to customize ... Affinity Mission Rocking Chairs to exactly match what I thought my wife might like. ...we settled on a quarter sawn oak mission style rocking chair with classic green leather. ...it rocks perfectly on our indoor stone porch. It’s nice to sit in it and look out at the ocean.”

Julie Bouziotis, Stony Brook
"Our Department founding chairs LOVE them!!! Absolutely recommend."
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Julie Bouziotis, Stony Brook University

“My experience with Dan from Alumni Chairs was refreshing: personal, professional, high contact, super friendly. I ordered two Captains chairs that are beautifully handcrafted and extremely high quality. Our Department founding chairs LOVE them!!! Absolutely recommend.”

San Heed, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
"I own three other academic chairs from different companies, and this one from Alumni Chairs is by far and away the best. Second best isn’t close."
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Sam Heed, Sr. Historian & Director of Education, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

“I’m thrilled with my academic chair from Alumni Chairs. The workmanship is outstanding and the finish stunning. The quality of the custom-made seal Alumni Chairs created for my law school sets it apart from others I have seen. I own three other academic chairs from different companies, and this one from Alumni Chairs is by far and away the best. Second best isn’t close. I highly recommend Alumni Chairs to anyone looking for an exquisite addition to their home or office. Many thanks to Dan and the great team at Alumni Chairs.”

Shelley Wilbur, New College of Florida
"...they make it so easy. The quality and workmanship exceed expectations."
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Shelley Wilbur, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida

“Alumni Chairs, and specifically Dan Pumphrey, was wonderful to work with. I've ordered several chairs from them and they make it so easy. The quality and workmanship exceed expectations. I would happily work with this company again."

Pat Kasuda
"...flawlessly delivered on time..."
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Pat Kasuda, Maryland

“John and I would like to thank you for your professionalism and dedication in creating a college chair designed for our college graduating granddaughter. Working with you was a delight... The chair was flawlessly delivered on time... We would highly recommend your company to those seeking a very special gift for family and friends."

Peter Schmidt
"...happy with them, the way they look and how they feel while seated."
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Peter Schmidt, South Lake, Texas

“We ordered two custom chairs last year. The chairs are made with the highest quality and craftsmanship. We are so happy with them, the way they look and how they feel while seated. These chairs are a work of art and will be in our family for many years to come. Thank you for the great work! We love our chairs.”

Bobbie Varbel
"...we were lucky to find the folks at Alumni Chairs... They did a great job for us.”
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Bobbie Varbel, Solon, Ohio

“Our new hand-made Allegheny College chair was a great present for my husband, who had been wanting one since graduation 60 years ago. Since Allegheny no longer supplies these chairs, we were lucky to find the folks at Alumni Chairs, who had to fabricate the authentic seal and design. They did a great job for us.”

Max Chapman, MD
"Very professional and friendly..."
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R. M. Chapman, MD, South Carolina

“Alumni Chairs often went beyond our expectations by contacting Lipscomb University and working with the legal team there. They would always forward the information to me. Very professional and friendly in his dealings with me. The recipients of the rocking chair were very happy with the product. Thanks!”

Claudia, Sommers, Canton Country Day School
"solid construction...beautiful wood finish...luxurious black leather."
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Claudia, Country Day School, Canton, Ohio

"A fellow colleague suggested...Alumni Chairs. Dan walked me through the choice of woods, stains, and finally, seat coverings. ... customer service is top notch and they kept up regular lines of communication throughout the entire process. In the end, I could not be more pleased...its solid construction, its beautiful wood finish, and its luxurious black leather. This chair is meant to last!”

Jim Young, Madison, WI
"You create and deliver exactly as...promised."
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Jim Young, Madison, Wisconsin

“The chairs were delivered on time and in perfect condition. They are exactly what I had in mind (after no small effort in searching. Thank you for your prompt and professional response to my order. You create and deliver exactly as you promised. That’s not always easy to find these days. It was indeed a pleasure working with you. Thank you.”

Heidi Shepherd
"We now have...chairs from 4 different companies and your chair is by far the best..."
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Heidi Shepherd, Los Angeles, California

“Thanks for the great service with our new college chair! We now have 4 different chairs from 4 different companies and your chair is by far the best college chair − both wood, logo engraving, and the most comfortable.”

Maleeka Love, Louisburg College
"The owner works with each client directly. You can't beat the craftsmanship."
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Maleeka Love, Office of Academic Life, Louisburg College, Louisburg, North Carolina

“Alumni Chairs, LLC delivers a high quality product and attention to detail. The owner works with each client directly. You can't beat the craftsmanship. If you are looking for lasting, lifelong quality, check them out!”

Manager of Stewardship, Development & Alumni Affairs, The Ohio State University
”I was very pleased with your service..."
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Manager of Stewardship, Development & Alumni Affairs, The Ohio State University

”I was very pleased with your service and all the detailed attention you gave me and my organization.”

Linda Sena, Lansdowne Friends School
"The quality, durability, and finishes met our expectations and the result was beautiful."
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Linda Sena, Lansdowne Friends School, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

“Lansdowne Friends School ordered an alumni chair customized with our logo for a retiring board member. The quality, durability, and finishes met our expectations and the result was beautiful. Service and attention to detail were exceptional. I highly recommend this company if you are looking for a unique, customized piece of furniture.”

Judy Kennedy, Development, St. John’s Episcopal School, Olney, MD
"I would be happy to post a picture of it but the teacher who received it is sitting in it all the time!"
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Judy Kennedy, Development, St. John’s Episcopal School, Olney, MD

“We received the chair. It is very well made. The engraving is really nice and clean. Nice doing business with you!"

"I could not be happier with Dan and his staff. Helpful, quick to respond, and most importantly a beautiful crafted Captain's chair was delivered. I would be happy to post a picture of it but the teacher who received it is sitting in it all the time!"

Lew Price, Durham, North Carolina
"...high quality materials and fine craftsmanship. We plan to order a new chair each year."
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Lew Price, Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, cape May, New Jersey

“An alumni chair was designed and made to be presented to our Yacht Club Commodore at the end of their term each year. The chair met requested specifications and was made of high quality materials and fine craftsmanship. We plan to order a new chair each year.”

Doug Adams, Lewes, Delaware
"...exceeded my expectations! Well constructed...beautiful finish that fits the decor..."
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Doug Adams, Lewes, Delaware

“The Alumni Chair (Classic Alumni Chair) I purchased exceeded my expectations! Well constructed with a beautiful finish that fits the decor of my study. The design is a comfortable seat. And the university logo is exact. Well worth the time of waiting for production and the cost."

Sydney Cable
"This chair is a great treasure...engraving is very intricate and accurate, and...strong and very comfortable"
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Sydney Cable, Menlo Park, California

“This chair is a great treasure and something we hope to pass down through the family. The personal engraving is very intricate and accurate, and the structure of the chair is strong and very comfortable considering it is made of wood. I have sat in it while working from home and found that it was better for my back than a different plush chair we have. Thank you, Dan and Team, for your craftsmanship! Thanks again, ...Syd Cable”

Natalie Furlong, Finleyville, PA
"The chair is beautiful and my niece is going to love it."
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Natalie Furlong, Finleyville, PA

“The chair is beautiful and my niece is going to love it. Thank you for all you did to make it possible. Please extend my thanks to Trevor as well. I appreciate his care in delivering."

Paul Katz, MD, Florida State College of Medicine
"Thanks so much...you have demonstrated the very best in customer service."
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Paul Katz, MD, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida

“Thanks so much for all your help with the recent purchase of an Alumni Chair for a retiring colleague. From helping to select the chair, designing a plaque and assuring timely completion and delivery, you have demonstrated the very best in customer service. Most importantly, the recipient of the chair was delighted with the craftsmanship and attention to detail which makes everything worthwhile. Thanks again for all your help! Best as always, Paul”

Jennifer Larkin, Pittford, New York
"The delivery was great; called before they came and took everything..."
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Jennifer Larkin, Pittford, New York

“Sorry for the delay, I have been away. We received the bench and it was in perfect shape! It is exactly what we were looking for – wonderful craftsmanship and quality. I would recommend your products to anyone! Thank you!
The delivery was great; called before they came and took everything away with them (after opening the box to check for any issues). I would recommend using them again as well! Thank you!"

James Traylor, Kansas City, Kansas
"We received our three Affinity Berlin Mission Bar stools and they look great!
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James Traylor, Kansas City, Kansas

“We received our three Affinity Berlin Mission Bar stools and they look great! We customized the wood to maple to match our knotty alder wood cabinets and used Michael’s stain and they look great together. We appreciate Dan’s flexibility to get the wood species and stain just right. The customer service and craftsmanship of the bar stools was excellent. I’m sure we will enjoy them for years to come. Thanks to Alumni Chairs!”

Neal Rushforth, Bloomington, Illinois
“Great Experience! ...kept us up to date with the progress and delivered on time."
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Neal Rushforth, Bloomington, Illinois

“Great Experience! We recently worked with Dan to order a number of custom chairs for a fraternity. Despite the challenges of an ongoing pandemic he kept us up to date with the progress and delivered on time. The chairs look great and are truly a focal point for the place!”

Janet D., Allison Park, PA
"...the willingness of Alumni Chairs...a custom solution – incorporating a ...medallion..."
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Janet D., Attorney, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

“My alma mater had been acquired by another university, but I wanted to use the original seal and hit a road block on obtaining approval from the university. I really appreciated the willingness of Alumni Chairs to work with me on a custom solution – incorporating a large medallion with the seal of my alma mater into the chair itself. The chair was absolutely beautiful!”

Susan Zambon, Proforma Spectrum Graphics, vendor of Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphis, PA
“First, this product is amazing. Quality was better than I expected."
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Susan Zambon, Proforma Spectrum Graphics, vendor of Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphis, PA

“First, this product is amazing. Quality was better than I expected. Everyone loved it. Just the perfect item for an award. Also working with AlumniChairs.com was a very good experience. They are very committed to their product and their trade. Would recommend this item and company to anyone looking for a Miniature Captain’s Chair.”

Marie-Ines Valdepeñas, Boys and Girls Club of Providence, Rhode Island
Our recognition dinner...folks...were simply blown away by the chairs.
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Marie-Ines Valdepeñas, Philanthropy, Boys and Girls Club of Providence, Rhode Island

“Thank you for your kind note and the nameplates received this week. Lovely, as are the chairs. Our recognition dinner occurred last evening and folks (all – but especially the recipients) were simply blown away by the chairs. Thank you…Thank you! Get ready. There will be more! My best. Always. Marie”

Julia Miller, Donor Relations, University Advancement, carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA
"...it is such a beautiful replica of the chairs."
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Julia Miller, Donor Relations, University Advancement, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

“We received the (MIniature) chairs and we are all in love with them. The seal looks PERFECT and it is such a beautiful replica of the chairs. I’ll send over pictures soon. Thank you! Julia“

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A Favorite of Organizations:  Miniature Chairs

 

Our Miniature Chairs are popular with medical centers, universities, and other nonprofits for the purpose of rewarding and creating incentives for Principal Donors to these organizations.  These tiny chairs are perfect for businesses, too.  Our Miniature Chairs are excellent gifts and awards for retirees and other persons of distinction.  We have replicated two of our most popular full-size recognition chairs:  The Affinity Classic Alumni Chair (ACAC) and The Affinity Traditional Captains Chair (ATCC).  Our Mini-chairs come in 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch heights – with or without elegant pedestals of wood, granite, and marble.  Made in America.   Learn more about Miniature Chairs and choose a miniature university chair to represent for your institution.  Also, see Miniature Chairs for Nonprofits, Pricing for Miniature Chairs and Bases, and Brass Plates for Miniature Chairs.

“The most thorough attention to detail of any company building college chairs”

 

Amish Buggy Image:  Larry Grard, 6/9/2010, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons: FreeArtLIcense 1.3

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