What Our Customers Say About Our Graduation Chairs
We encourage visitors to learn from the College Chair Testimonials of current owners of Affinity Classics Alumni Chairs and Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chairs…the quality of our college chairs, comfort, multiple styles, logo art, choices of logos, choices of woods and finishes, custom packaging, and FedEx delivery. Please read our College Chair Reviews – what customers say about our Graduation Chairs and Retirement Chairs Made in America. After you order and receive your University Chairs of Affinity Classics, we will look forward to Your Comments, as well.
“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!”
“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 is absolutely beautiful!”
“Our new …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.”
“…the chair (Affinity Mission 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 Gould, Newport, North Carolina
Excellent Graduation Gift to Her Son
“I reached out to Affinity Classics 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
Graduation Gift for His Daughter
“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
Graduation Chair from Dad
“It’s nice to have a…chair, and they are also really comfortable, I was surprised to find.”
Scientist, Faculty, Recipient of Endowed Chair for Cell & Gene Therapy, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Classic Alumni Chair to Honor An Elite Scientist in Cancer Research
“Both chairs have arrived! Both 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, purchased first two chairs representing Kenyon College and LBJ School at University of Texas Austin
Father of Several College Students
“The recipient of the 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, The Ohio State University
Chair to Honor Principal Donor
“It arrived. It’s fabulous!! Thank you!!!!”
College Chair to Gift to Her Husband
“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…”
Manager, Development, Boys & Girls Club of Providence, Rhode Island
Traditional College Chairs in Honor of Supporters
“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.
When our last child heads to college we will definitely order from you again.”
Heidi, Dartmouth Parent, Los Angeles, California
Dartmouth Chair, Favorite of Four in Their College Room
“Attached, please find my completed survey. Thank you for the great product and terrific service.
John, Commercial Real Estate, Chicago, Illinois
Affinity Classic Alumni Chair as a Comfortable Reading Chair
“For our new endowed chair donors, we are presenting 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
Miniature Chairs for Donors of Endowed Chairs
“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 (handmade) 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, Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair and Captain’s Swivel Chair, Madison, Wisconsin
Beautiful Office Chairs With No Logos
“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, Private School, Ohio, received Affinity Mission Rocking Chair
Teacher Retired from Private School
“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.”
Graduate of University of Colorado
Affinity Classic College Chair
“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, Washington, D.C.
Physician’s College Chair
“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.”
Affinity Classic Alumni Chair
“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!“
“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.
Owner of Classic Alumni Chair
“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.”
Manager, Special Projects, Boys and Girls Club of Providence, Rhode Island
Traditional Chairs Honoring Board Members and Supporters
“I took the chair inside my home and placed it in my den where it assumes a majestic position, a real position of honor.”
Classic Alumni Chair of Physician
“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.”
Professional Person, Alumnus
Classic Alumni Chair for University Alumnus
“I am writing to you simply to express my gratitude and appreciation to you for the gorgeous Affinity Classic Alumni Chair.”
Classic Alumni Chair, 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!”
Joy, Denver, Colorado
Proud Mother and University of Colorado Fan
“Our clients absolutely loved the miniature chairs. They were beautiful!”
Director, Advancement, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Miniature Chairs to Family of Donor of Endowed Chair
|” 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
Custom Laureate Chair for Donor of Endowed Chair
“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 Kasuda, a very satisfied customer.”
|“Affinity Classics…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
Cancer Research Center Honors Leading Scientists with Alumni Chairs
“Thank you, again, for a high quality product with great service. Service was very good.”
Nick, Engineer, Aerospace Firm, Valencia, California
UC Irvine Chair is Graduation Gift to His Wife
“Affinity Classics did a Great Job! They had to contact the university many times for the logo. They were very helpful in designing the logo.”
Surgeon, New Orleans, Louisiana
Father’s Gift of College Chair to Recent Graduate of Missouri Baptist
“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 Graduate, Madison, Wisconsin
Classic Alumni Chairs to Marquette Alumna and Sister from Xavier 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
“Attached is…a picture of our granddaughter enjoying her rocking chair.
The chair is excellent, and she loves it.”
John, Grandfather, Columbus, Ohio
Child Rocking Chair for Young Granddaughter and Ohio State Fan
“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 Kujawski, Commodore, Vermilion Yacht Club, Vermilion, Ohio
Stately Chair with Stunning Logo for Yacht Club
“Affinity Classics is the class act in high quality chairs of distinction…valuable mementos that your family will appreciate for generations.
Doug, Retired V.P. of Procurement, Aerospace Manufacturer, Tucson, Arizona
Aerospace Executive Admires Affinity Classics Chairs
“Wanted to say thanks to Affinity Classics 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, Groton, Connecticut
Two Comfortable Captain’s Chairs (no logos) for Mom
“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, Asst. VP Alumni Relations & Exec. Dir. of the Cleveland State Alumni Assoc. about the Affinity Classic Alumni Chair for Cleveland State
Classic Alumni Chairs for Alumni Offices
“Affinity Classics 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, South Carolina
Wedding Gift to Lipscomb University Alumni
“We recently ordered a 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!”
Development Director, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, A LifeBridge Health Entity
Hospital Development Team
Our four chairs arrived yesterday afternoon…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.
I have copied some of our folks so that several people have your contact information for future orders.
P. J. was one recipient of a chair, and I believe that she wants to order a matching chair with her college seal, so I’ve copied her also so that she has your information and can contact you directly.
Assistant to Head of School
Atlanta Girls’ School
We 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!
Doris & Greg
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, Concord, California
Parents of Four Great Graduates
“I am so satisfied and happy with both chairs! [Affinity Classics] 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
Foundation Gave Matching Full-size and Miniature Chairs to Honorees
“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”
Rocking Chair for Toddler Who Will Grow into Her Chair