The office of Institutional Advancement serves as the network for alumni, parents, and friends of Saint Michael’s College to stay connected to the College and to engage them as committed volunteers and benefactors. The outreach and development programs of Institutional Advancement provide additional resources that enable the College to offer competitive financial aid packages to students and to enrich the quality of academic and student life programs.
The Office of Alumni Engagement sponsors educational, social, and cultural events for the College’s nearly 20,000 alumni. Parents of current students and parents of alumni are also welcomed to all events. Alumni class reunions, as well as homecoming and family weekends provide opportunities to visit campus, rekindle friendships, and enjoy the special bonds of the Saint Michael’s College community. Numerous Saint Michael’s clubs and regional groups also host regular events.
The core annual giving program is The Saint Michael’s Fund, which supports current programs at the College and immediately impacts the student experience. Gifts to the Saint Michael’s Fund sustain financial aid, student scholarship, technology, academic and student life programs, athletics and much more.
The priority of the major gift development effort is to align the philanthropic priorities of our leadership benefactors with the needs of the College. The primary focuses are to obtain leadership gifts for the Saint Michael’s Fund, to increase the number of endowed scholarships and to provide increased donor funded financial aid. Additionally, funding is sought for academic and student life, campus ministry endowments, and capital (building) projects.
Volunteer opportunities are available in admissions, career advising, Reunion, hosting events, Club leadership, Alumni Board of Directors, class agents, and more. For further information about Institutional Advancement programs, please contact: Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Saint Michael’s College, One Winooski Park, Box 256, Colchester, Vermont 05439. Telephone: 802-654-2557. Fax: 802-654-2592. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.smcvt.edu/alumni.