Role of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (“ODAR”)
The Assistant Director of Reunion Programs (“RC” or Reunion Coordinator) and ODAR are responsible for organizing and executing two-day event, Reunion Weekend. ODAR provides the logistical support for all mailings and communications. RC supports the Reunion Committees in their contacts with classmates and assists with coordination of class activities and dinners. While ODAR provides support, Reunion Committee members are the main drive for encouraging classmates to join in the celebration!
Reunion Committee Recruitment
Work with RC to help identify/recruit 8-10 classmates to join committee (depending on class size and needs)
Strive for a diverse committee (geographically, professionally, socially, etc…)
Assist ODAR in updating classmates’ contact information
Use of the Tufts Volunteer Network, an online tool that simplifies tracking outreach to classmates and communication with ODAR
Help to locate “lost” classmates for whom we do not have contact information
Note: Reunion is geared towards ten classes each year, however, all Fletcher alumni, regardless of class year are welcome to attend Reunion! If you have friends from other classes, please feel free to reach out to them
Reunion Weekend Logistics
As a committee, choose a location to hold Class Dinner on Saturday of Reunion Weekend
Contact classmates personally (via phone, email, etc…) and encourage them to join in the celebration
Have your name and email address printed on two letters from the Reunion Committee to class to encourage participation
Goal is to exceed the attendance record set by preceding Reunion classes
Register early to encourage classmates attendance
ATTEND REUNION CELEBRATION!
Support the Reunion Giving goals which are larger than during non-reunion years as the class is encouraged to go above and beyond what they might typically give
Leadership by example – each Reunion Committee member is asked to make a gift to The Fletcher Fund in fiscal year 2017 (1 July 2016–30 June 2017). Ideally, Reunion Committee members make their Fletcher Fund gift before 01 April.
Encourage classmates through direct interaction and/or example to support The Fletcher Fund
Support Class Fund Agent(s) in their Reunion Giving appeals
100% participation in The Fletcher Fund by Reunion Committee members
Overall time commitment for a Reunion Committee member is approximately 1 hour per week (primarily reading & responding to emails and reaching out to classmates individually). This will increase slightly in March-May, as committee members will be making more personal contacts with classmates (individual emails and phone calls) to encourage them to reunite on 19-20 May 2017 at The Fletcher School!