Dedication to the College's future brought hundreds of alumni and parents to campus Sept. 22-25 for a Volunteer Leadership Summit celebrating the generosity of those who invest time, talent, and financial resources.
The weekend's schedule included a wide range of programming.
Friday's agenda included a keynote address by Claire Gaudiani, an expert on the history and economics of philanthropy. She took a fresh look at America's philanthropic tradition and how citizen-to-citizen generosity drives our economy. She was president of Connecticut College for 13 years, quintupling its endowment and raising its position among top liberal arts colleges. Gettysburg College granted her an honorary degree in 1992.
Gettysburg College trustees hosted concurrent sessions Friday afternoon offering information and training in team building, career mentoring, admissions, event planning, fundraising, communications, and programs for BOLD (Burgians of the Last Decade) alumni. To cap off a very full day, alumni and parents gathered to celebrate the great work that helped elevate Gettysburg College in the past decade: the Commission on the Future and The Unfinished Work campaign.
Saturday's plans included formal remarks by College President Janet Morgan Riggs '77 and sessions highlighting the College's distinctive programs, including Civil War programs, the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, global education, the Garthwait Leadership Center, undergraduate research and creative activities, the Eisenhower Institute, the Center for Public Service, and more.
The Gettysburg Gala was planned Saturday night to honor members of the Cupola Society and 1832 Society as well as Volunteer Leadership Summit participants.Posted: Fri, 23 Sep 2011
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