Stay connected with your classmates, and help others do the same! From helping plan your Reunion Weekend, to encouraging your classmates to give back, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Interested in joining the Connecticut College volunteer community?
COMPLETE INTEREST FORM

 

Class Gift Officer

Connecticut College’s Class Gift Officer program is a dedicated network of 130+ alumni volunteers who work with Connecticut College Fund staff to promote fundraising initiatives and engagement opportunities with their classmates. Passionate about Connecticut College, Class Gift Officers play an important role in keeping alumni connected to the College and creating a sense of community among classmates.

Class Gift Officer core responsibilities include:

  • Make an annual gift to the Connecticut College Fund.
  • Communicate the impact of giving to Conn among peers.
  • Encourage classmates to make a gift to Conn through personalized, peer-to-peer outreach via email, phone and/or social media from a self-selected contact list.
  • Send thank you messages to donors.
  • Approve class fundraising letters and emails to classmates.

 

Why Volunteer?

Class Gift Officers are crucial to the success of the Connecticut College Fund and help increase overall participation and dollars to the College. Alumni are three times more likely to donate when asked to do so by a peer. By encouraging classmates to give you share experiences, successes and why you choose to give. Your influence helps create opportunities for Conn students today and into the future. 

Class Managers

1940-1949          Gwen Hay, 860-439-2402, ghay@conncoll.edu
1950-1966          Lynne Crider, 860-439-2423, lcrider1@conncoll.edu 
1967-1972          Brittany Richard, 860-439-2406,  brichar2@conncoll.edu 
1973-1983          Ellen Bremner,860-439-2413, ebremner@conncoll.edu 
1984-1993          Stephanie Schilke, 860-439-2414, sschilk1@conncoll.edu 
1994-1999          Brittany Richard, 860-439-2406,  brichar2@conncoll.edu 
2000-2009          Ellen Bremner, 860-439-2413, ebremner@conncoll.edu 
2010-2014          Brittany Richard, 860-439-2406,  brichar2@conncoll.edu 
2015-2019          Stephanie Schilke, 860-439-2414, sschilk1@conncoll.edu 

Interested in becoming a Class Gift Officer? Contact Ellen Bremner, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at ebremner@conncoll.edu or 860-439-2413 or click the volunteer interest form below.

Complete Interest Form 


Elected Class Officers

Class Correspondent

Class Correspondents organize class notes for publication in the Connecticut College Magazine based on guidelines provided by the Office of Communications. The Correspondent notifies the Office of Alumni Engagement of any changes in classmate contact information (mailing address, email address, name changes, passing of a classmate, etc.). Reciprocally, the Office of Alumni Engagement will notify the Class President and Class Correspondent upon learning of life-changes and the passing of a classmate (upon receipt of an obituary). This role is filled upon graduation with elections taking place every five years during Reunion.

Submit class notes by the following deadlines by emailing classnotes@conncoll.edu, through the online submission form or by mail:
March 1 (Spring CC Magazine issue)
August 1 (Fall CC Magazine issue)
December 1 (Winter CC Magazine issue)

Questions or concerns?
classnotes@conncoll.edu
Office of Alumni Engagement: (860) 439-2300
Office of Communications: (860) 439-2500

Class Correspondent Handbook July 2019

President

The Class President assists in keeping the class connected and informed as alumni, helping support other class officers and volunteers in fulfilling officer duties. The President attends College-sponsored events, serves as a member of the class Reunion Committee, supports the Connecticut College Fund through an annual gift and writes an annual Fall Class Letter. The Class President also stays in close touch with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Class Correspondent with regard to updates or changes in the lives of classmates (mailing address, email address, name, passing of a classmate, etc.).

This role is filled upon graduation with elections taking place every five years during Reunion.

Vice President

The Vice President represents the President when necessary, and becomes Class President upon the resignation of the Class President. The VP attends College-sponsored events, serves as a member of the class Reunion Committee and makes an annual gift to the College. Classes 2019 and younger will no longer fill a postgraduate position for Vice President. 


 

Reunion

Reunion Committees work with the Connecticut College Advancement team to plan and implement the College’s Reunion celebration held each May/June. An excellent opportunity to reconnect with classmates, the Committee engages in conference calls and email group discussions to help plan Reunion and fundraise for their class. Committee members encourage classmates to attend Reunion and promote giving back to the College. Positions on the Committee include: Chair, Committee Member, Camel Athletics Representative and the 1911 Society Representative. All class volunteers are encouraged to be a part of the Reunion Committee.

Chair

The Reunion Chair works closely with College Advancement staff to lead the class Reunion Committee through planning and fundraising efforts. The Chair recruits and encourages Committee members, and promotes coming back and giving back to all classmates. The Reunion Chair must attend Reunion, all necessary planning meetings and make a gift to the College.

Committee Member

As a Reunion Committee Member, alumni work with the Chair and College Advancement Staff to plan and implement Reunion celebrations for classmates. Committee Members return for Reunion and give back, while encouraging classmates to do the same.

Camel Athletics Representative

The Camel Athletics Representative is an athletics-alumni who contributes to the planning of all athletics-specific programming during Reunion, as well as fundraises on behalf of the Camel Athletics Network.

1911 Society Representative

Understanding the importance of leadership giving, the 1911 Society Representative encourages fellow classmates to give back to the College at a leadership level during the class’s Reunion year and beyond.

Want to be part of planning your class Reunion?

Complete Interest Form 


 

Senior Class Gift Committee

Following its “Three Pillars of Generosity, Leadership and Legacy,” the Senior Class Gift Committee works together to fundraise, create community and educate classmates on the importance of the Connecticut College Fund. All Committee members are nominated by staff, faculty or peers. Those who do not receive a nomination may apply to be a part of the Committee. Committee members may also apply to hold the position of Committee Chair, Events Chair, Marketing Chair or Camel Athletics Network Chair.

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For more information regarding all volunteer opportunities, please contact Brittany Richard at (860) 439-2406 or brichar2@conncoll.edu.