Prepare students for a lifelong connection with your institution.
Learn how you can develop intentional young alumni programming that seamlessly integrates your on-campus and after-graduation efforts. This event is a must if your institution wants to establish strong, lifelong relationships with its newest alumni. Join a faculty with a track record of engaging and inspiring young alumni for three days of practical content focused on:
You will leave this conference with a complete gap analysis assessing the current state of your young alumni programming, a toolkit of new ideas, and an action plan to move forward.
Learn about UPenn and TCU’s “super” volunteer programs that train students starting as early as their first year on campus and call on them throughout their young alumni years.
Advancement professionals, especially those in alumni relations and annual giving, who work with young alumni, will gain a comprehensive plan for better engaging young alumni. Teams from giving and alumni relations are encouraged to attend.
Contact Gwen Doyle, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-988-1258 if you’d like additional information about the program.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to better engage your young alumni population.
Elise began her tenure at Penn as an associate director of The Penn Fund and currently manages a majority of the institution’s alumni relations efforts, including communications, alumni education, the multicultural alliance, and alumni travel. She also founded and manages “Penn Traditions: Building Our Community,” a comprehensive student advancement program. Elise’s work in this area helped increase senior gift participation from 18% in 2001 to over 68% in 2008 and earned her a 2006 UPenn Model of Excellence Award. She presents at advancement conferences across the country and has consulted with numerous institutions interested in starting student advancement programs.
Harmonie joined the Office of Loyalty Giving at TCU in 2010 as the director of student and young alumni programs. In her current role, she oversees phonathon, student and young alumni philanthropy and digital philanthropy efforts. While at TCU, Harmonie developed and implemented the University’s first online day of giving, TCU Gives Day, and the Count Me In! student philanthropy program, a 2014 CASE gold award winner for both Annual Giving Programs and Best Practices in Fundraising. Harmonie presents nationally and internationally at conferences about student and young alumni engagement, especially as it pertains to philanthropic giving, volunteer management, gaining institutional buy-in and maximizing budgets. Prior to joining TCU, Harmonie served as a donor relations officer at Cornell University.
Dave joined the Alumni & Development Office at St. Albans School in Washington, DC, in 2010. As Executive Director, he sets the strategy and manages the operations for the School's Annual Giving (AG) and Alumni Relations programs. Working with a team of talented development professionals and volunteers, Dave's work focuses on two primary objectives: sustainably growing the School’s $2.3+ million AG effort, and supporting new and existing programs to encourage active alumni involvement in the life of the School.
Prior to St. Albans, he worked in the Communications & Development Office at Hamilton College (his alma mater), managing the regional event and senior gift programs before going on to serve as the College's first Director of Young Alumni Giving. The young alumni position provided an opportunity to experiment with a variety of strategies to increase the engagement and generosity of recent graduates, the results of which increased the philanthropic support of recent graduates by nearly 20% over 3 years. In addition to his work at St. Albans, Dave frequently presents at professional development conferences. He received a B.A. in Music and English from Hamilton College.
Sheraton New Orleans500 Canal StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130
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The rate is $179 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of January 17, 18 and 19, 2017.
Make your reservations prior to December 23, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early. Rooms are subject to hotel availability.
From the French Quarter and Bourbon Street to the Riverwalk and Warehouse District, you’ll be fewer than two blocks from everything you want to see.
Reboot and recharge in modern rooms and suites appointed with Sheraton Signature beds. Start your day with a beignet breakfast at Roux Bistro before exploring the shops of Royal Street. Wind down with specialty cocktails and light fare in the wrought iron elegance of the Pelican Bar.
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The New Orleans hotel is also located right on the Streetcar line which provides easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. One-way cost: $1.25. One, three, and five-day unlimited ride passes are also available for $5, $12 and $20 respectively.
“If I had had to leave this conference at lunch on the first day, I would have gotten my money's worth! The days were so jam-packed with great ideas. I'm leaving with a tremendous toolkit to take back to my institution and effect change.”- Kourtney Kleine Temple, Assistant Director, Student and Young Alumni, University of Maryland
“This was a real world conference that made running a young alumni program human. No program is perfect, but they make you feel like you can hit your goals anyways.”- Catherine Talaga, Assistant Director, Development and Alumni Relations, Fairleigh Dickinson University
“Great intimate conference with priceless insight to the world of alumni relations and advancement! Highly recommend!”
“Excellent information -- very relatable and useful. Can't say enough about the presenters -- made the time go fast!”
“I am not a long day "sitter" and seldom become totally immersed in a 2 1/2 day conference. This is the best workshop I have attended in 20 years -- and I have been to a lot!”- Roxanna Jokela, Director, Alumni Relations, University of Nebraska Medical Center
“The small group sizes for this conference really added value to this session. It allowed all attendees to share their experiences and ask questions. Networking was built in. I highly recommend this conference for advancement professionals at all stages of their career.”
“Extremely impressed with the sharing of best practices and latest trends to engage your alumni at this conference. If you want to enrich your program, this conference should be on the top of your to-do list.”- Brandi Brooks, Director, Young Alumni Programs, UNC, Chapel Hill
“Practical conference with many insights and strategies that can be implemented immediately.”- Andrew Wells, Associate Director, Alumni Affairs, Pepperdine University
“This conference energized me with great ideas from presenters and colleagues. I can't wait to get back to the office and get things going!”- Mike Kearns, Assistant Director, The Muhlenberg Fund, Muhlenberg College
“AI puts on a great conference. It was highly informative and very useful. I have several ideas that I plan to take back to my institution.”- Dawn Barone, Program Manager, Students and Young Alumni, University of Colorado
“I have been attending AI conferences for several years and I am always pleased with what I am able to take back and apply at my institution. This makes the investment in the conference priceless.”
“Academic Impressions Young Alumni conference is relevant to those who are seasoned veterans in the field and to those, who, like me, are new to the field. Great presenters, great info, and wonderful takeaways.”
“This conference was amazing. The content was practical and there was so much to take away and incorporate to my institution. The faculty were experts and very engaging. I would certainly do something with AI again.”- Andrew Machado, Alumni Coordinator, Northeastern Illinois University
“Best conference in my 4 1/2 years in higher education. I really enjoyed spending a lot of time with attendees -- breakfast, lunch, networking, dinners out.”- Alyson Stoffer, Coordinator, Alumni participation, University of Maryland
“This was the best professional development experience I have been a part of.”- Clay Connor, Engagement Assistant, University at Buffalo
“This conference is definitely worth attending at least once so that you can dive deep into student and young alumni programs.”- Megan LaRusso, Student and Young Alumni Programs Coordinator, Wheaton College
“AI puts on fantastic conferences. Always worth my time. You learn so much that can be brought back to create success at your institutions.”- Amy Hamilton, Associate Director, Alumni Engagement, University of Dayton
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