Alumni Board Mission Statement
The Georgetown Day School Alumni Board supports GDS and its mission of academic excellence, educational innovation, and social justice within a diverse school community. The board aims to build a community of alumni, facilitating their connection to each other and the school. Board members also serve as ambassadors to the school on behalf of alumni. Alumni Board Activities
Alumni Board Committees
- Serve as liaisons between the school and alumni, responding to requests from GDS for alumni input and participation, and questions from alumni about GDS today
- Link alumni with opportunities to connect with current students and teachers
- Support the planning of activities for alumni to connect with each other, including reunions, speakers, and career networking events
- Lead alumni fundraising efforts for the GDS Annual Fund
Alumni Activities and School Involvement Committee
Assist in the planning and marketing of alumni events in DC and across the country, including: speaker events, networking events, community service events, happy hours (both locally and regionally), and alumni-to-alumni events. Facilitate interaction between alumni and the current student body (from LMS to HS), faculty, and administration. Events and activities include Country Market Day, Senior Breakfast (hosted by the Alumni Board), and internship opportunities between current HS students and alumni.
Assist with communication to alumni and larger GDS community on relevant alumni-related issues. Responsibilities include message development, creating communication materials, social media, and assisting other committees with communications activity.
Organize and oversee overall annual giving campaign for alumni. Focus on increasing participation, including number and amount of major gifts. Examine process for raising funds and recommend procedural changes.
Governance & Recruitment
Support Alumni Board, Class Chair and other alumni volunteer recruitment efforts and collaborate with Fundraising Committee to identify potential board members. Activities also include working with Board Officers and DAR to ensure governing documents/policies are clear, updated and relevant.
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All Alumni Reunion Weekend Committee
Assist with Reunion Weekend planning and volunteer recruitment, with a focus on: Development of Reunion theme for marketing materials, recruitment of Reunion Chairs and volunteers, development of Weekend’s schedule, and event promotion/outreach to alumni on social media and other platforms in order to drive attendance.
The Alumni Board meets as a whole every other month, and committees meet on the off month to discuss committee business. Alumni Board Members serve two year terms. The call for nominations begins in March, with a vote by the Board for consideration in May. Term for new board members begins June 1.
Board members nominate members or an alum can self-nominate. The Board President and Nominations/Governance Committee will review candidates' resumes and schedule in-person interviews. Recruitment period occurs January 1- March 1 and elections occur in May.
Qualifications and Considerations
Alumni who have attended GDS for any period of time are considered.
Candidates may be considered based on skills that the Board wants to attract, previous volunteer involvement, and high volunteer engagement (including attendance at events such as All Alumni Reunion Weekend, Alumni Speaker Series, and Country Market Day and other GDS signature events).
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