With QuestBridge alumni spread all across the United States and their limited exposure to each other, the institution knew that it had to focus heavily on bringing its alumni together to be able to create a close-knit network and foster lasting connections. With the implementation of ‘Dinner with QuestBridge Strangers’ program, the nonprofit has successfully organized 29 sponsored dinner parties across 19 US states, bringing together 350+ alumni in less than a year.
As one of the top 20 largest healthcare management firms in the United States, COPE Health Solutions has a huge responsibility of maintaining its brand image. In order to achieve this, the organization showcases the outstanding achievements of its alumni, through its Alumni Spotlight program. With a multi-format approach of using both text and video, they are able to build their brand image and also engage alumni effectively.
Like hundreds of schools across the country, Greenwich Academy also had to either postpone or cancel all of their in-person alumnae events due to the pandemic. However, the school could not afford to let down its alumnae by cancelling or postponing the much-awaited flagship event - the Annual Alumnae Reunion. Overcoming the constraints of social distancing, Greenwich Academy adapted to the trend of virtual alumnae events and successfully hosted its first day-long virtual alumnae reunion.
Like hundreds of universities across the country, William Peace University’s Office of Advancement struggled to find the right way to welcome the newest members of the Alumni Association and celebrate the Class of 2020 amid the constraints of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Knowing new graduates would be unable to celebrate their commencement with traditional WPU events, but the office found a way to recognize the class and toast to their success. William Peace University launched a series of virtual engagement opportunities to toast to the success of the Class of 2020.
As the COVID-19 outbreak forced St. Francis High School to move Class of 2020’s commencement ceremony online, the school went above and beyond in ensuring that their new alumni brethren receive a warm welcome. The school’s alumni community came forward with video messages extending a hearty welcome to their new community members and brightening up Class of 2020’s virtual commencement ceremony.
French American International School sensed the economic impact the COVID-19 crisis would bring. In an effort to support itself and the families associated with it, the school successfully completed its 48 Hours of Giving campaign, crossing its goal of $200,000 by 181%, raising a whopping $362,575.
With the COVID-19 outbreak prompting colleges to put on their creative hats to keep alumni engaged, Antioch College made the most of this opportunity and quickly transitioned to virtual events. The College hosted a Virtual Dance Party to offer their alumni a fun and relaxing evening with their friends. Catered to the timely needs of the college's community, the alumni-centric program witnessed massive footfall and was widely appreciated.
With COVID-19 forcing alumni to be confined to their homes, the College of Idaho is adopting a unique approach to support its alumni during these testing times. The college is hosting a month-long 5K virtual run/walkathon that alumni can participate in from any location and any time during the month of April. With the 2020 Coyote Dash [Virtual 5K] race, the college is creating an opportunity for alumni to virtually engage with one another while being socially distant and take actionable steps towards their health and well-being.