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The best advancement ideas from the leading Private Universities in the United States

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Lyon College

March 22, 2022

Lyon College, a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Batesville, Arkansas, cooked up an amazing idea to keep alumni engaged using a virtual cookbook.

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Monmouth University

April 6, 2022

Monmouth University, a private university in New Jersey founded in 1933, is engaging with different segments of its alumni community through its annual hybrid Wine vs. Stein event — a wine and beer tasting event coupled with trivia, exclusive performances, and much more.

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Skidmore College

January 18, 2022

Skidmore College, a private liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, engaged with micro segments of their alumni community through fun virtual cocktail parties, which were accompanied by exciting conversations.

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Wartburg College

October 4, 2021

Wartburg College, a private Lutheran liberal arts college in Waverly, Iowa, managed to raise funds and find new donors during the pandemic through their Fund the Fortress fundraising campaign.

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Whitman College

October 4, 2021

Whitman College, a private liberal arts college in Walla Walla, Washington, used their Virtual Whitman initiative as a means to engage their alumni from all parts of the world during the pandemic.

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University of the Ozarks

April 6, 2022

University of the Ozarks, a private university in Clarksville, Arkansas, recently hosted their virtual Homecoming 2020 which successfully engaged with their international alumni community.

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Madonna University

October 4, 2021

Madonna University, a private Catholic university in Livonia, Michigan, tweaked its messaging ahead of their Giving Day and received great support from its alumni community.

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Wesleyan College

October 4, 2021

Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts women's college in Macon, Georgia, is using their monthly “Lunch & Learn” series to boost engagement with its alumni during the pandemic.

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Roberts Wesleyan College

October 4, 2021

A private Christian liberal arts college in Rochester, New York, Roberts Wesleyan College drove success to its first-ever Virtual Homecoming Week via fun-filled Virtual Class Reunion Pizza Parties.

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College of Wooster

October 4, 2021

The College of Wooster, a private liberal arts college in Wooster, Ohio, founded in 1866, hosted Highland Games - Virtual Trivia that drove high alumni engagement.

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University of Puget Sound

October 4, 2021

The University of Puget Sound, a private university affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located in Tacoma, Washington, recently hosted a 5K virtual run for their constituents during their Homecoming and Family Weekend (Stay at Home Edition).

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Willamette University

October 4, 2021

Willamette University, a private university, founded in 1842, in Salem, Oregon, drove high alumni engagement through their WU Stream initiative - an array of virtually accessible resources for their alumni to choose from.

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Marietta College

April 6, 2022

Marietta College, a private, coeducational, undergraduate liberal arts college founded in 1835 in Marietta, Ohio, gathered alumni support through a unique social media campaign to raise almost $200,000 at their Giving Day in 2020.

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