It’s Virtual Graduation Season!

4 Ways to Mark Graduation while Social Distancing

EV9 9697 Melissa Final 250x200by Melissa Walsh, CFA, CFP®
Senior Wealth Advisor

As we honor our graduates this year, we sympathize with the fact many traditions to commemorate their special achievement with the full pomp and circumstance of graduation aren’t possible at this moment in time. Your Allegiant team is pleased to share unique ideas to send a warm congratulations to those we love over the airwaves and internet.

  1. Send a Video
    Invite your friends and family to record a simple message of congratulations to the graduate. Simply merge the videos, add some celebratory music, and post to YouTube or a private shared drive. Better yet - ask a young family member to take initiative to help. (That’s what I did!)
  2. Host a Virtual Graduation Barbeque
    Order delivery barbeque (or your traditional celebration meal of choice) to be delivered to the grad and other special friends/family. Set a time to enjoy the feast together on FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom. Add a few toasts to recognize your grad’s accomplishments!
  3. Take Part in the Graduate’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony
    Ask your graduate if you can dial in to any virtual commemoration. I recently attended a small ceremony and was very moved by the element of humanity that was expressed and shared over the internet.
  4. Plan for What’s Next
    Whether your graduate is heading off to kindergarten, college or beyond, planning for their financial success is a wonderful way to recognize their achievement and plan for their future.  Whether it’s funding a 529 account, helping with expenses, or increasing their financial literacy, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Please accept our sincere congratulations for the achievements of your friends and family! We are here for you on each step of your journey and invite you to send pictures of your graduate to your Allegiant “family.” In the meantime, stay well, friends.