On May 19, 2012 the 1990s Initiative Steering Committee and the Office of Annual
Giving hosted hundreds of alumni, family and friends on campus for the first Alumni
Spring Fling. This fun event featured live music, food, kids activities and more!
here to view pictures from the event. (link to slideshow). The Committee
looks forward to finishing the year with strong giving from the decade. If you haven’t
yet made your annual contribution, please consider doing so today at
www.rmc.edu/givenow. Members of the 1990s Committee will also be reaching
out to fellow alumni about giving in the coming weeks.
More than 100 alumni and friends gathered at the 90s Decade Tailgate Party at the
football matchup against Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, November 12. It was a beautiful
fall day in the Center of the Universe – an excellent day for a rousing victory
over our rivals!
Click here to view pictures from the event.
Randolph-Macon College’s Society of Alumni honored the 90s Initiative Steering Committee,
led by Graham Rashkind ’96, chair, and Ainslie Rose ’96, vice chair, with a well-deserved
Yellow Jacket Salute during the annual Homecoming Awards Luncheon on Friday, October
14, 2011. Robert Lambeth ’71 presented the Yellow Jacket Salute. Click here to read
more about the award.
Happy New Year! It's the first day of the year here on campus and we couldn't be
more thankful to our wonderful alumni who showed their support. Thanks to you, we
ended the year on June 30, 2011 with 37% alumni participation and the 90s Decade
of Alumni reached an amazing 32% participation (a 6% increase over last year)! This
exceeded our goal and will mean a great deal to students in the coming school year.
R-MC alumni are THE BEST alumni! Please take a moment to thank your
class agents and the members of the
90s Initiative Steering Committee when you see them.
Thank you again for your support, and we hope to see you on campus this fall for
Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, October 13-16, 2011
and for the 1990s Decade Tailgate Party at the Hampden-Sydney home football game
on November 12, 2011.
The fiscal year end, June 30, is just weeks away and 1990s alumni edge closer to
the decade giving participation goal of 30%! As of May 31, 2011 the decade stands
at 21% alumni giving participation. With just weeks left in the fiscal year, time
is of the essence.
To reach the 30% participation goal, 206 more alumni from the 1990s will need to
make a gift of any size, to any area of the College, between now and June 30, 2011.
If you have not yet made your gift this year please consider doing so today by visiting
In other 90s Initiative news, the 90s Initiative Steering Committee invites all
alumni back for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, October
13-16, 2011 and for the 1990s Decade Tailgate Party at the Hampden-Sydney
home football game on November 12, 2011. We hope to see you soon!
1990s alumni continue to make strides toward the decade giving participation goal
of 30%, which represents a 4% growth in participation over last year. The decade
currently stands at 13.3% alumni giving participation, which is 1.6% ahead of this
time last year. With just 3 months left in the fiscal year, time is of the essence.
To reach the 30% participation goal, 362 more alumni from the 1990s
will need to make a gift of any size, to any area of the College, between now and
June 30, 2011. If you have not yet made your gift this year please consider doing
so today by visiting www.rmc.edu/givenow.
In other 90s Initiative news, the steering committee which leads this effort meets
this month to map out a plan for the next 12 to 15 months. If you have ideas for
how to engage alumni from your class or peer group, or have questions about the
90s Initiative, please don’t hesitate to contact committee chair Graham Rashkind
’96 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On February 19, 2011 more than 400 alumni and friends gathered at the Jefferson
Hotel in Richmond for a 1990s Decade Celebration. Decade-long friendships were renewed
and continued, new, happy memories were made and many said it was a night they will
remember for a long time. Please be on the lookout for more special events and programs!
One year later, the 90s Initiative is making headway! Halfway through the fiscal
year, giving participation among 90s classes stands at 11.09%, 1 percentage point
ahead of this time last year. 90s alumni events are also seeing outstanding attendance,
and reunion committees for the Classes of 1991 and 1996 are off to a fantastic start.
In December 2010 alumni from 1990 to 1999 were invited to complete an online survey
to gauge their interests and level of engagement regarding Randolph-Macon College,
and to help guide the work of the
90s Initiative moving forward. 197 alumni, or about 9% of all 90s alumni,
completed the survey, which showed many encouraging results as well as specific
areas to be targeted for improvement. If you would like a complete copy of the survey
results, please contact Maya Erhardt by phone at 804-752-1144 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Be on the lookout
for the 2011 survey late this year!
On November 5, 2010 forty alumni and friends gathered at the home of Joyce Balcer
Morris ’95 and Garret Morris ’95 in Towson, Maryland to connect with fellow alumni
and hear about the current direction of the College and the
Campus Master Plan. Randolph-Macon College President Robert Lindgren was
in attendance, and enjoyed a lively exchange of ideas and information with attendees.
Special thanks to Joyce and Garret for hosting us in their lovely home. If you are
interested in hosting an alumni event, please contact Maya Erhardt by phone at 804-752-1144
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sabra Klein ’92 and her husband, Drew Maloney ’91, established the Sabra Klein
Maloney ’92 Fellowship Program for Women in the Sciences, which is designed to support
students who are interested in research opportunities in the lab sciences.
Click here to learn more.
Also in May, 90s Initiative alumni events were hosted in Arlington, Virginia at
the home of Ainslie Rose ‘96 and in Richmond, Virginia at the home of Tad Melton
‘97. President Robert Lindgren attended both events, which brought together around
50 alumni and friends to learn about the current direction of the College.
The work of the 90s Initiative Steering Committee, led by Graham Rashkind ’96 and
Ainslie Rose ’96, begins with a goal to increase alumni engagement, volunteerism,
and giving participation.
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