The gala included live and silent auctions of student- and alumni-created art inspired by UH's mascot, a cougar named Shasta.Instead of starting with postcards and emails, Brookhaven Community College, located right outside of Dallas, Texas, tried something different when looking to begin the school's first alumni program.Judging from the popularity of the events (attendance has doubled at each new gathreing) this formula for love seems to be working.The next Lock and Key party takes place Sunday, May 26 from to 3pm at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and also launches Darsonvals Meet the Matchmaker series that will be held monthly, when the expert will be on hand to answer questions about dating in Santa Barbara and to connect singles during polo matches.The college hosted a kick-off event where they invited every single alumni in recent history back to the campus for a small event.Each May, more than 200 alumni volunteers arrive at Berry College in Georgia for Alumni Work Week to reconnect with classmates and help maintain the 27,000-acre campus.Advancement History & Trends Advancement Services Alumni Relations Campus & External Relations Career & Professional Development Communications Community Colleges Education & Campus Issues Ethics & Accountability Financial Management Fundraising Human Resources Independent Primary & Secondary Schools Institutionally Related Foundations Legal, Regulatory & Postal Issues Marketing Organizational Issues Special Events Facilities & Venues Alumni Events Anniversaries Auctions Award Ceremonies Campaign Events Commencements Community Events Groundbreakings & Dedications Homecoming & Reunions Inaugurations Political Events Stewardship Events Student Events Improving events ROI requires frank questions, mindful deconstruction, and continual assessment. When the turnout or energy level at an anniversary gala is too low, for instance, or a fundraising event doesn't raise enough funds, it's often because planners didn't carefully consider the occasion's intentions—or whether it should happen at all. Lawrence University aims to entice potential applicants is with a 10-page square mailer, which gives students a taste of life at the Wisconsin institution as well as an idea of what life might look like after graduation; a charming and authoritative third-grader leads "Today's Lesson: The Pennfield Fund," a five-minute video set up as a class about the importance of the Rhode Island independent school's annual fund; and during Alumni Weekend 2015, Imperial College London reveled in its graduates' proclivity for pranks.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank and congratulate you on the wonderful job that you do with your speeddating events.
Upon arrival, women attendees get padlocks and men get keys.
Each time their hardware matches, its turned in for a new set of hardware and each person gets another raffle ticket for great prizes donated by local businessesor maybe even a date?
Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.
Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.