TESTIMONIALS

See What Our Clients Have to Say about Our Chairs…and Our Service.

“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.”

Tana Jones, CFRE

Director of Stewardship, University of Arizona

“Chairs have arrived!  All are awesome!”
“Thank you so much. Like I said, I’ve got a couple more coming up soon. I appreciate all the work you did. Well done! Thanks, a lot!      …Tom”

Proud Father of Three Graduates

Chairs representing Kenyon College, LBJ School at University of Texas Austin, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Louisville, Kentucky

“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!”

R. M. Chapman, MD

Purchased rocking chair as a wedding gift, South Carolina

“The chairs were delivered on time and in perfect condition.  They are exactly what I had in mind (after no small effort in searching).  They are the perfect complement to my new desk.  As promised I have included a picture of the new “office suite”.  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”

Jim Young

Affinity Traditional Captain's Chair and Captain's Swivel Chair, Madison, Wisconsin

“I am so satisfied and happy with both chairs!   [Alumni Chairs] was 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!”

Elayne Bonett

Donor Recognition & Stewardship Coordinator, Baptist Health Foundation, Miami Florida

“The recipient of the endowed chair, one of our donors, loved the chair. She was over-the-moon about the thoughtfulness of us being able to select the finishes to fit her taste. Thank you for allowing us to make it custom! The next time we are in need of a chair, we will consider you as a partner.”

Development Professional

Assistant Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Development Department, The Ohio State University

“When the chair arrived, it was so well wrapped that there was not a single scratch anywhere on it. It looked as if I had personally picked it up off of the showroom floor.”

Physician

Principal, Private Practice, Washington, D.C.

“It’s nice to have … chair, and they are also really comfortable, I was surprised…”

Cancer Research Scientist

Faculty Recipient of Endowed Chair for Cell & Gene Therapy, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington

“Attached, please find my completed survey. Thank you for the great product and terrific service.

Kind regards,

John”

Owner

Commercial Real Estate, Chicago, Illinois

“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.”

Rod

Physician, University of Colorado

“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.”

Heidi

Parent Dartmouth Graduate , Los Angeles, California

“It arrived. It’s fabulous!! Thank you!!!!”

“When our last child heads to college we will definitely order from you again.”

Family of Dartmouth Graduate

“Finally, late last afternoon, we opened the boxes, and we LOVE them. Thank you…THANK YOU, Dan and Team, for such a fine job. …and the hand-signed chairs and other info on the bottom of them. 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 power visual symbol…wonderful inspiration and incentive…”

Director and Managers

Development, Boys & Girls Club of Providence, Rhode Island

“Attached is…a picture of our granddaughter enjoying her rocking chair.   The chair is excellent, and she loves it.”

John

Devoted Grandfather, Columbus, Ohio

“Our new Cleveland State Alumni Chairs are simply stunning.  The quality and craftsmanship beats out any other collegiate chair I have seen and the look is sophisticated and elegant.  I receive compliments on the chairs from every alumnus who visits.”    

Brian Breittholz

Assistant VP, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, Cleveland State Alumni Association, Cleveland State University

“My granddaughter is only 20 weeks old and hasn’t sat in her Ohio State rocking chair yet.  We have it set out and are looking forward to one day watching her enjoy it and pass it on to future generations.  I am impressed by the craftsmanship of your work.  Take care”

John

Ohio State Fan

“Alumni Chairs…one of the most amazing vendors I’ve ever dealt with.  So friendly, personable, knowledgeable, easy to chat with.  

Responded to emails in a timely manner, always had a solution to problems –  I knew they genuinely were concerned about our organization and product.  

Amazing to work with.  I would definitely order again on a new project.”

 

 

Suzanne Un

Stewardship & Recognition Manager, Benefactor Relations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Washington

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

Manager of Stewardship

Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

“I am writing to you simply to express my gratitude and appreciation to you for the gorgeous Affinity Classic Alumni Chair.”

 

Recent Graduate

“Alumni Chairs is the class act in high quality chairs of distinction…valuable mementos that your family will appreciate for generations.

Doug”

Doug

Retired V.P. of Procurement, Aerospace Manufacturer, Tucson, Arizona

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

Director, Advancement

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

“I recently received your Marquette Chair as a gift and want to thank you for the marvelous addition to my apartment.  The chair is comfortable and stylish, and I can absolutely tell that it was made with the finest craftsmanship!

I know that this chair will be a staple in my home for years to come.  Thanks for the great product!”

Mary Cate

Recent Marquette Graduate, Madison, Wisconsin

“If you ever would like for me to correspond with anyone who might want to get a report from a very satisfied customer, I would be glad to do so.”

Physician, Washington, D.C.

“I love my chair!!  It is so comfortable and is the perfect shade of green.  It was so easy to deal with you and your company.”

Maura

Recipient of Affinity Mission Rocking Chair, School Teacher, Retired , Canton Country Day School, Canton, Ohio

“I am proud of my experience, there, and the classic chair seems to exemplify these feelings of mine.”

 

Engineer, MBA

“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

Manager, Special Projects , Boys and Girls Club

“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!”    

Joy, Proud Mother of Young CU Fan

Manager, Alumni Relations

“They did a Great Job! They had to contact the university many times for the logo. They were very helpful in designing the logo.”

Father of Missouri Baptist Graduate

Surgeon, New Orleans, Louisiana

“Here is a pic of my fabulous rocker!  It’s in my bedroom for the moment until the library gets redone.  Love it!!  Thanks Soooo much!”

 

 

Teacher Retiring Early!

Received an Affinity Mission Rocking Chair, Private School

“We gave  Sean his graduation chair tonight, and he really liked it, the quality and solid construction exceeded our hopes, thank you so very much for your time and attention to detail.   Shipping was sound and the packaging was very good.   We can’t thank you enough!”

Helen and Jim

Parents of Graduate , Class of 2018, Stony Brook University

“Thanks very much for getting Dr. King’s chair delivered last Saturday morning!  We presented the chair to Dr. King at the end of his retirement celebration that evening and showed the chair photos and plaque wording on the projector at the same time. 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.”

John M Cavanaugh, MD, PE

Department of Biomedical Engineering , Wayne State University

“I can’t  thank you enough for your help and attention to every detail with the college chairs for Paul, Amanda, and Christina.  They absolutely love them and were totally surprised!

Sincerely,

Doris & Greg”

More from Doris and Greg

Concord, California

“Thanks!!   I am so sorry I never sent a photo – we had our baby right around the time the chair was delivered and it’s been a whirlwind since! The rocking chair is beautiful and has already been put to great use!  Hope all is well and that your 2019 is off to a great start!

Best, 

Maisy”

Maisy, New Mother with Rocking Chair from Her Dad

Baltimore, Maryland

“A friend of mine is a retired U.S. Army colonel and was inducted into the University of Rhode Island ROTC Hall of Fame as the first female. Eight of her friends got together and ordered a chair for her. Alumni Chairs was very diligent to make sure everything was perfect – the chair and the plaque. This high quality chair is proudly displayed in her living room in Virginia. I highly recommend Alumni Chairs.”

Jane Robinson

South Windsor, Connecticut

“I reached out to AlumniChairs.com as my daughter’s college did not offer graduation chairs. The chair is beautiful and the service was great. Nothing but praise.”

Ed Higham

Armonk, New York

“We ordered the Affinity Traditional Rocking Chair customized with our organizational logo for our first retiring employee. I worked with Alumni Chairs on the design and manufacture of it, and it met and exceeded my expectations. Despite the 1,000 miles or so distance (we’re in Cincinnati), it arrived in time for the presentation to our employee. She was delighted with it and just sent me a note telling me it’s in her living room and it serves as a daily reminder of her time with us and the great send-off. We’re small and I’m not sure when we’ll have another person retire, but I’m sure we’ll order another chair!”

Whayne Herriford

KnowledgeWorks, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dartmouth and Middlebury Benches are perfect.  Much appreciated.  Alumni Chairs did an excellent job in crafting and delivering two Deacon’s Benches.

As a fine point of honor that I appreciated, Dan noted that my math was off, and accordingly, that I had overpaid by a four figure amount.  He immediately called me, and sent a check for the refund the next day.

Charles Cavness

Denver, Colorado

The chair is stunning! Beautiful! They got the dots on, too! David’s son, contributed to it, so I texted him one photo. He will love it. I can’t wait to see David’s face when the chair is unpacked. I’m sure that he’ll want it in his new office, now that we are getting furniture figured out in the new house.  Thanks again!                 Best, Cindy

Cindy Greco

Our chair has arrived in great shape. It was well packaged with more metal clips on the box top than you could shake a stick at! I opened it to see the chair that also was wrapped up and cushioned in all of the right places. I decided to keep it in the box and just wrap it as a big Christmas gift. Thank you so much for your attention to every detail including the packaging. It was delivered when you said it would be and was being held by the Concierge at the front desk until their man could deliver it to our apartment. I went down right after your call and brought it back, myself. Thank you again for everything. I am sure our grandson will be thrilled to get it, this Christmas!
Sincerely and appreciatively,
John”

John Cunningham

Bethesda, Maryland

“It is a beautiful piece of art in that the aesthetics are gorgeous in shape and design. It is also probably the most comfortable chair in my home.”

 

Public Health Professional

“WOW!   The Classic Alumni Chair is beautiful, sturdy, and I love the style and finish.  It will last a lifetime.   And the Miniature version is really cool, too.    Thank you very much for your excellent service throughout the whole process of designing and manufacturing this chair.   It was a pleasure to get to know you.

I will have them ready at the Change of Watch dinner tomorrow night.

Thanks again for everything!        

Joe”

Joe Kujawski

Commodore, Vermilion Yacht Club, Vermilion, Ohio

“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 and getting over the hurdle of getting permission to use the College emblem proved to be a success not only for our needs but for future graduating classes at Spring Hill College.

The chair was flawlessly delivered on time with exact instructions of how to inspect the delivery and for future packing care.  We would highly recommend your company to those seeking a very special gift for family and friends.

Sincerely, Pat, a very satisfied customer”

Pat Kasuda

Pat's granddaughter graduated from Spring Hill College, Catonsville, Maryland

“Please send me the complete mailing address and last names of…” your colleagues.  “I want to send them a thank you.”

“I cannot thank you and the team enough for the outstanding service from start to finish with this order.”

Our kids “were completely surprised.  They love the quality of the chairs and the beautiful craftsmanship that went into the logo design and engraved plate.

Thank you”…”for overseeing the entire order from start to finish.

Doris & Greg”

Parents of Four Great Graduates

Concord, California

“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!”

Director

Department of Development, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, A LifeBridge Health Entity

“The staff at Alumni Chairs went out of their way to meet our needs. We were down to the wire in ordering our custom-made chair, and they came through for us. From the custom logo to the nameplate on the back, the chair was beautiful. We could not have gotten such a good product without the proper advise from your staff. The recipient is thoroughly enjoying the chair too!”

Linda Ulanday

Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky

“Beautiful commemorative chair. Looks exactly as pictured. Had an issue with a broken arm (in transit), which was resolved very satisfactorily.”

Judy Burke

College of Dentistry, Div. of Othodontics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

“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.”

Susan Zambon

Proforma Spectrum Graphics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“He loves it!    Thanks so much!”

Karen Lieberman-Daly

Natick, Massachusetts

“FINALLY I have some pictures of my chair and I am happy to share them with you. I will have to send them forward to you as I received them – one at a time. No doubt, that is Medieval, but I am not all that computer savvy as you know. Sorry to be so late with these. But I do want you to see them and know how very happy I am with the chair.                 Stuart Kelly”

Stuart Kelly

Gallatin, Tennessee

“Our four chairs arrived yesterday afternoon, and we carefully checked the boxes before the FedEx delivery person left the premises.  There was no evidence of damage.  We then unboxed the chairs, and they are Absolutely Beautiful.   All four recipients are thrilled.   I see now why it was so important for you to have the artwork to your exact specifications – the seals are so nicely done and so intricate that it was well worth the effort to track down the artwork through the vendor who does our graduation invitations.

Thanks again, Pat”

Pat Beman

Executive Assistant to Head of School, Atlanta Georgia

“Wanted to say thanks to Alumni Chairs for the time, interest, and professional assistance provided as we searched for a well made, sturdy arm chair for our 90-year-old mother.  Mom required a piece of furniture that provides stability as she raised from the chair to her walker.  This chair provides just that.

In addition, the chairs (we purchased two) have a beautiful finish, the design blends with her decor and visitors complement the choice she made.  Thanks again for the excellent service and product.

My Mom loves the chairs, the arm rests are a bit lighter then expected – was thinking they would be like a stained maple, but she really enjoys them.  Thank you for your assistance.  Best wishes for a happy & healthy summer!”

Patty

Loving daughter who purchased two chairs for her mother's comfort , Groton, Connecticut

“When my Head of School gave me the option to select my retirement gift after many years of teaching, it was more than easy!  I had been thinking about it for a long time, so I quickly responded, “A rocking chair!”   However, with so many companies to choose from when I did my search, I wasn’t sure where to begin and whom to trust.  A fellow colleague suggested that I take a look at College Chairs of Affinity Classics.  Let me just say, I was not disappointed! Dan walked me through the choice of woods, stains, and finally, seat coverings. Each time I changed my mind, he would send me a composite of what my selection would look like, which made my final selection a cinch.  Their 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 with my chair – its solid construction, its beautiful wood finish, and its luxurious black leather.  This chair is meant to last!  It will be my legacy to my children and grandchildren!”

Retiring School Teacher

Recipient of Affinity Mission Rocking Chair, Canton Country Day School, Canton, Ohio

“We worked with Alumni Chairs to select a chair for our son.  With careful consideration, they made suggestions and offered advice until we selected this style.  The logo and graphics were approved by the school with the details we wanted through their work with our school.  The chair is unique and extremely well made, and we are thrilled to have it made in the USA.”

More from Helen and Jim

Goshen, New York

“I sought out a high-quality college chair for my son’s graduation present, to continue a 4-generation tradition.  Alumni Chairs produced a beautiful Affinity chair for me, with a custom official college logo.  They obtained permission for the logo and built me a great chair that will last a lifetime.  I highly recommend them!”

Tom Allen Ordered This Drexel University Chair for His Son

Leesburg, Virginia

“Alumni Chairs was fantastic to work with.  We were able to customize one of his Affinity Mission Rocking Chairs to exactly match what I thought my wife might like.  After a bit of back and forth and several swatches of leather samples, we settled on a quarter sawn oak mission style rocking chair with classic green leather.  The chair above is the result; it rocks perfectly on our indoor stone porch.  It’s nice to sit in it and look out at the ocean.”

Mr. and Mrs. Reichenbach

South Dartmouth, Massachusetts

“…the chair has arrived and is absolutely beautiful.  What a lovely …surprise the Ottoman was!  Joe is so happy.  What a future heirloom this set will be. Well worth the wait!  He says he will have to do a bit of furniture rearranging but it will all fit well once he does.  It has been a pleasure working with you and getting to know you…   I will most definitely recommend your products and your wonderful customer service.  If you ever head toward the Outer Banks, look us up!

All the best,

Linda

Linda Gould

Newport, North Carolina

“Our board chair was stepping down and we were looking for an appropriate gift to acknowledge her contributions to the organization. The quality of the chair is hard to determine from a website, but upon arrival, it was crystal clear that selecting Alumni Chairs was the right choice. From the great customer service and ease of ordering to the caliber of the Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair, we had a great experience and will be ordering additional chairs soon. Their products are worth every penny. Thank you for providing a fitting sendoff to our board chair.”

Michael Hires

The Oglebay Foundation, Wheeling, West Virginia

We received the 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

Julia Miller

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The long-awaited St. Bonaventure mission chair and ottoman have arrived, and we could not be happier with the end results! After many careful consultations with Dan and his team at Alumni Chairs, the beautiful chair and ottoman they produced exceeded all our expectations. The quality of the quarter-sawn oak is truly comparable to any Stickley furniture I have seen, and the fine leather upholstery perfectly complements the sturdy, extremely well-constructed frame. I especially love the width and depth of the chair, large enough for a large man to be comfortable in and for a smaller woman to snuggle up in with a good book. The ottoman is a perfect size, not too imposing for a smaller space. Finally, the reproduction of the very detailed St. Bonaventure seal is perfect–not a line is missing. It really makes the chair the heirloom we hope it will become.

Thanks again to you for your kind assistance and attention to every detail. It was a pleasure working with you, and who knows, maybe there are UNC or NC State chairs in our future as well!

Linda Gould

Newport, North Carolina

I am very pleased with (our Affinity Classic Alumni Chair).  Very happy with the quality of craftsmanship, and the logo as well as plaque.  Many thanks.  Jim

Jim

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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