THE ROLE OF A VOLUNTEER
Reunion Giving Committees are formed for each class and are ideally comprised of 35-100 undergraduate alumni per class. The Reunion Giving Committees are responsible for encouraging classmates to come back to Grounds to celebrate their class reunion, and to support the University by making a gift that is meaningful to them. Giving Committee volunteers work throughout the year to successfully help the class achieve and hopefully exceed participation and giving goals. Come Back, Give Back!
REUNION GIVING COMMITTEE ROLE
1. Reunion Gifts
Make a personal gift to any area of the University and consider a leadership level gift. Committee members are asked to document their gift by December 31st.
2. Volunteer Training Workshop and Webinar
Attend the Volunteer Training Workshop or participate in a webinar.
3. Reach Out to Classmates
Use UVA Volunteers in Action (VIA), our online volunteer management system, to claim the classmates you wish to contact. Email templates, talking points, and a timeline are provided to make the process effortless. Contact peers 3 – 4 times throughout the year. If classmates make a gift, simply thank them for their generosity.
4. Lend Name to the Effort
Lend your name to the general fundraising effort including our website, emails, and letters.
5. Attend Virginia Reunions
Your reunion is a time to reconnect with Grounds and former classmates and have fun!
Your Chair/Co-Chairs and Reunion Giving Officer will update you throughout the year about the Reunion Giving effort. We will provide you with class lists, donor lists, templates, talking points, and other reports as needed. Email will be used as much as possible.