A MESSAGE FROM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT HAIDEE CLARK STITH '76 -
Dear Converse Alumni:
As president of the Converse Alumni Association, I reach out today on behalf of your Alumni Board with a clarion call for all who love Converse.
The recent sad news of Sweet Briar's closing reminded your Board of how important it is for us as alumni to support our alma mater. Individually and collectively, we must show the world we believe in Converse.
We have every reason to be proud of Converse and confident in her future. Recently, we’ve seen the success of our tuition reset, national visibility for championing college affordability, consistent increases in enrollment and retention, unprecedented student outcomes, new and renovated campus facilities, new academic programs, and exponential growth in athletics. As alumni, we play a critical role in Converse's future. Today, we ask you to join our campaign to Stand With Converse!
Stand With Converse
• COME HOME for Reunion Weekend (open to ALL classes) on April 24-‐25, and for other Converse events.
• GIVE every year to the Converse Annual Fund as an outward display of your belief in our mission.
• SHARE the distinctive Converse experience with others. Connect young women with our admission team or bring them for a campus visit.
• TELL Converse about your career and life changes so they can keep in touch and share success stories.
We challenge Converse alumni to take action on as many of these as possible before Reunion. Each time you act, let us know by posting to the Alumni Facebook page with #StandWithConverse.
Thank you for raising your voice, for living out the values that Converse exemplifies, and for your commitment and service to our College!
Haidee Clark Stith ’76
President, Converse Alumni Association
This year we're inviting ALL alumni to get in on the fun! From now until June 30th, all Converse classes have the opportunity to take home the title. All you have to do is make sure your class has the largest number of donors that contribute to the Converse Annual Fund in the next 4 weeks! That's right - not largest number of dollars, but largest number of DONORS.
Already made your gift this year? You can still play! Make another contribution between now and June 30th and your gift will count TWICE!
Reach out to your classmates today and encourage them to make their gift to Converse before June 30th. ALL first time givers (alumni who have never made a contribution to the Converse Annual Fund) will also be counted TWICE!
After you've made your gift and contacted your classmates, show everyone that you've participated in the It's a Class Act giving competition by sharing on social media. Download and change your profile picture to the "Stand With Converse" image below, use #conversecollge and #standwithconverse in your posts, and follow along to see who else has participated. Feel free to throw in a little smack talk! Just remember to keep it classy, ladies.
BRAGGING RIGHTS, of course! As well as the following for the winning class:
Does YOUR class have what it takes to be a Class Act? Let's find out.