Mount Holyoke Fund Volunteers

Volunteer Conference 2016

The Mount Holyoke Fund invites all head class agents, class agents, and Cornerstone chairs from the classes of 1955 through 2016 and FPs (excluding fiftieth reunion cycle volunteers) to the Volunteer Conference. Programming for Mount Holyoke Fund volunteers begins on Saturday, September 17, at 8:00 a.m. and concludes with lunch on Sunday, September 18. Volunteers who are unable to attend Sunday programming are welcome to attend Saturday only.

Conference Programming

At the Volunteer Conference Mount Holyoke Fund volunteers will learn about new happenings at the College and in The Mount Holyoke Fund, collect tools to use in philanthropic work for MHC and other organizations, network and brainstorm with other alumnae, volunteers, faculty, staff, and students, and plan and get motivated for the 2016–2017 fiscal year.

This year’s conference will provide an opportunity to hear from the newest members of the Mount Holyoke senior leadership team and learn about the newest happenings on campus, including updates on the new community center.

Preliminary Mount Holyoke Fund Volunteer Training Schedule

Friday, September 16, 2016

  • Event check-in 12:00–6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  • Event check-in 7:00–9:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
  • College update from Sonya Stephens, Mount Holyoke College acting president
  • Update on the Commission from Marcia Brumit Kropf ’67, Alumnae Association president
  • Senior staff panel and Q&A with vice presidents of the College
  • Lunch
  • Class discussion and planning time
  • Volunteer hub training and updates (optional)
  • Art Museum tour (optional)
  • Campus Admissions tour (optional)
  • Philanthropy and Advancement at MHC: endowment, annual giving, and the operating budget with Kassandra Jolley, vice president for advancement
  • Advancement 101
  • Mount Holyoke Fund strategic plan for fiscal year 2016–2017 with Mount Holyoke Fund staff
  • Information about the new community center
  • Social hour
  • Dinner at Willits-Hallowell with current students

Sunday, September 18, 2016

  • Ways to Connect with Classmates On and Offline: Workshop and Discussion
  • “Making the Ask” case study and conversation
  • Panel discussion with current students
  • New Head Class Agent orientation
  • Young alumnae discussion group
  • ABCs of gift planning
  • Wrap up and lunch 12:30 p.m.

Final training and schedule details will be available soon.

Reimbursement

General Volunteer Reimbursement Policy
The Mount Holyoke Fund will cover the cost of lodging and group meals on campus for the Volunteer Conference. In addition, The Mount Holyoke Fund will reimburse volunteers for travel expenses up to a maximum of $250. We have a $25 minimum policy for reimbursement. Please note that we do not reimburse for frequent flyer miles used; for car rental; or for food, meals, or supplies purchased during travel. You will be provided with a reimbursement form in your registration packet when you arrive on campus in September.

Young Alumnae (one to ten years out) Volunteer Reimbursement Policy (2007–2016)
The Mount Holyoke Fund will cover the cost of lodging and group meals on campus for the Volunteer Conference. In addition The Mount Holyoke Fund will reimburse young alumnae volunteers for travel expenses up to a maximum of $400. We have a $25 minimum policy for reimbursement. Please note that we do not reimburse for frequent flyer miles used; for car rental; or for food, meals, or supplies purchased during travel. You will be provided with a reimbursement form in your registration packet when you arrive on campus in September.

Questions?

For questions regarding Volunteer Conference programming for Mount Holyoke Fund volunteers, please email Julie Ogg or call 413-538-2056. For questions regarding registration, please email Luisa Tavares or call 413-538-2201.