Why alumni give
There are many different reasons that make alumni decide to support their alma mater and a number of factors that weigh in this decision.
Essentially, alumni give to:
- Enhance the deeply rooted culture of philanthropy towards education and the College and advance the longstanding tradition of alumni giving.
- Demonstrate pride in being the carriers of the institution’s 100-year legacy.
- Make a difference and an extraordinary impact on their community and the world, as inspired by the College.
- Show appreciation to the College for providing them with a life-changing experience, educating, empowering and inspiring them.
- Express gratitude to the College for giving them lifelong friendships, networks and a better life for them and their families.
- Lead by example, giving back and acting as ambassadors of the School and role models for current students and our community.
- Help build up the reputation and increase the competitiveness of their alma mater, positively reflecting on their degree and investment.
- Keep up the quality education, social responsibility, successes and exceptional facilities, opening up paths for outstanding achievement.
- Help sustain balanced excellence at the College.
- Ensure the School’s distinctive education for future generations of students, including their own children and grandchildren.
- Support students and future alumni to follow their lead, evolve and stand out across sectors and countries, reaffirming the legacy of the College.
- Help leverage support from other donors and funders acting as advocates.
- Show affinity, enhance their sense of belonging and reaffirm the strong bonds among the vibrant Athens College alumni community.
- Be a changemaker, support the mission and vision of the institution and be a driving force in reaching and exceeding its goals and expectations.
- Support because they are asked! See more under Step three: Ask for support.
Five things we’ve learnt about our alumni at Athens College
- Athens College alumni connections last a lifetime.
- Athens College alumni stand out globally across industries.
- Athens College has made a profound impact on the lives of many alumni.
- Volunteers like you keep our alumni community engaged, vibrant and strong.
- Volunteers like you serve the vision of the School founders, instilling the culture of philanthropy across the community.