2018 Volunteer Conference Schedule

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Friday, September 14, 2018

ALL VOLUNTEERS
Noon–6 p.m.
Check In


2nd Floor, Mary E. Woolley Hall
Things to do on campus
Conference attendees arriving on Friday will have an opportunity to experience the Dining Commons starting at 5 p.m. Meal vouchers will be available at the conference check-in desk open from noon–6 p.m. in Mary Woolley Hall, 2nd floor. Those arriving after 6 p.m. can pay for their Friday dinner at the Dining Commons and submit their receipt for reimbursement after the conference.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

ALL VOLUNTEERS
7–9 a.m.
Check In


Lobby, Willits-Hallowell Center
7:30–8:15 a.m.
Breakfast


Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center
8:15–8:25 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions


• Melissa Anderson Russell ’01, chair, Classes & Reunion Committee for the Alumnae Association
• Jane Zimmy ’74, co-chair, Mount Holyoke Fund Committee

Watch via livestream
8:25–8:30 a.m.
Welcome from College President


Mount Holyoke President Sonya Stephens welcomes volunteers via video.

Watch via livestream
8:30–9 a.m.
Alumnae Association’s Plan for Engagement


Maria Mossaides ’73, president of the Alumnae Association, will share her vision for building engagement around the world and how we can all support the students, the College and each other.

Watch via livestream
9–9:15 a.m.
Commitment of Values


• Kassandra Jolley, vice president for advancement
• Nancy Bellows Perez ’76, executive director for the Alumnae Association

Watch via livestream
9:15–10 a.m.
A Conversation on the Intellectual Life of Mount Holyoke


Jon Western, dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs, will discuss the imperative of liberal arts education in a world with highly complex and interconnected global challenges. He will present how a liberal arts education, and an MHC education in particular, is preparing our students to understand and confront some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century: climate change, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, global economic, social and cultural inequality, and globalization and its backlash, among others.

Watch via livestream
MOUNT HOLYOKE FUND VOLUNTEERSMHF YA VOLUNTEERS
(2009–2018)
REUNION-PLANNING WORKSHOP
10:30–11:15 a.m.
The Student Experience


Meet College leadership and learn about student life at Mount Holyoke.

• Marcella Runell Hall, vice president for student life and dean of students
• Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer
• Amy Martin, director, Weissman Center for Leadership

Cleveland L2
10:30–11 a.m.
Leadership Lessons


Learn how to lead your class to victory! Maria Mossaides ’73, president of the Alumnae Association, longtime volunteer for the Alumnae Association and advancement, and inspiring leader shares her tips for success.

Kendade 203
10:30–11:15 a.m.
The Student Experience
(with MHF Volunteers)


Meet College leadership and learn about student life at Mount Holyoke.

• Marcella Runell Hall, vice president for student life and dean of students
• Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer
• Amy Martin, director, Weissman Center for Leadership

Cleveland L2
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Student Panel: Lynk Internship Experiences


Hear from students who recently completed a summer internship through the Lynk.

• Liz Lierman, director, Career Development Center

Cleveland L2
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Fundraising 101


What can you say when you are asked, “Why give to MHC?” Learn everything you need to know about Advancement and why annual giving is essential for MHC, as well as tips for how to respond to difficult questions.

• Kassandra Jolley, vice president for advancement

Kendade 203
11:20 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Introduction to Reunion Planning and the Volunteer Hub


Meet volunteers and staff, receive an overview of training and the resources available to you and learn about how the Volunteer Hub will assist you with planning Reunion.

• Melissa A. Russell ’01, chair, classes & reunion committee
• Janet Glick, director of classes & reunion
• Jonencia Wood, senior director of alumnae engagement
• Maria Mossaides '73, president, Alumnae Association

Cleveland L1

Watch via livestream
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Lunch


Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center
12:45–1:45 p.m.
Lunch Discussion: Culture and Climate at MHC


Enjoy an informal conversation around the current student experience and hear important updates about new initiatives around student life and diversity, equity and inclusion.

• Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer
• Marcella Runell Hall, vice president for student life and dean of students

Wiese-Merriwether Room, Willits-Hallowell Center
12:45–1:45 p.m.
Lunch


Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center
1:45–2:30 p.m.
Philanthropy at MHC


Learn more about Mount Holyoke's annual budget and the significant impact of alumnae philanthropy on the College’s fiscal health and ability to innovate each year. Learn more about The Mount Holyoke Fund’s goals and plans for fiscal year 2018–2019.

• Kassandra Jolley, vice president for advancement
• Allison Butler ’05, director of The Mount Holyoke Fund

Cleveland L2
2–2:45 p.m.
Use Your Tools


Run-through of how to best use the Volunteer Hub and GiveCampus to strategically engage classmates.

• Casey Accardi '15, The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee
• Norma Barrett '04, The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee

Kendade 203
1:45–3:30 p.m.
Reunion Planning


Become familiar with the ins and outs of what is possible at Reunion and be prepared for your reunion weekend.

• Melissa A. Russell ’01, chair, classes & reunion committee
• Janet Glick, director of classes & reunion

Cleveland L1

Watch via livestream
2:30–3p.m.
Using the Volunteer Hub


View a demo of the new Volunteer Hub and learn ways in which volunteers can use a variety of the reports and tools in your work.

• Cristin Bates, associate director for volunteer and class management, The Mount Holyoke Fund
• Jane Zimmy ’74, co-chair, The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee

Cleveland L2
2:45–4 p.m.
Challenge Champions


Make giving challenges count! Get a sneak peak into the fundraising challenges for this upcoming year, and create your personalized plan for outreach. At the end of this session you will have the year mapped out so you can engage your classmates, inspire new donors, and maximize your impact.

• Beckie Markarian '07, associate director/marketing specialist, The Mount Holyoke Fund
• Meghan Golden, officer for young alumnae and student philanthropy, The Mount Holyoke Fund

Kendade 203
3–5 p.m.
Individual Volunteer Hub Tutorials


Review how to access and use The Mount Holyoke Fund Volunteer Hub and reports.

Kendade G6

OR

Class Planning/Free Time

Reunion classes should feel free to join with reunion planning volunteers.

OR

Optional Campus Experiences

Details coming soon.

OR

50th Reunion Informal Discussion Group (for 1970–1973)

• Connie Farmer '67, The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee, Beyond the 50th Committee, co-chair of the class of 1967’s 50th Reunion Gift Committee
• Anne Wright '67, Beyond the 50th Committee, co-chair of the class of 1967’s 50th Reunion Gift Committee

Cleveland L2
4–5 p.m.
Free Time


OR

Meeting with Meghan Golden

• Meghan Golden, officer for young alumnae and student philanthropy, The Mount Holyoke Fund
3:30–5 p.m.
Reunion Class Planning Time


Work with your classmates on a reunion budget and ideas for Reunion that can be implemented into your plan. The Classes & Reunion Committee volunteers and staff will be on hand to help.

Kendade
ALL VOLUNTEERS
5:15–6:30 p.m.
Social Hour in the Gardens


Enjoy a social hour with entertainment by the V8s.

The Mount Holyoke Gardens
6:45–8 p.m.
Dinner


Join current students for dinner and conversation, followed by Mount Holyoke trivia hosted by Jim Hartley, chair of economics, professor of economics.

Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center
8 p.m.
Learn How to Become an Alumnae Association Volunteer


Have you ever wanted to be on an Alumnae Association committee? Have you ever wondered how people are chosen to be on a committee? Stop by for a short presentation that will answer all your questions.

• Danetta Beaushaw '88, chair, Nominating Committee

Willits Living Room
8–10 p.m.

The Willits-Hallowell bar and the Brew Pub in the Community Center will be open with a cash bar for those who wish to continue conversations with classmates.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

ALL VOLUNTEERS
8–9 a.m.
Morning Refreshments


Kendade Atrium
MOUNT HOLYOKE FUND VOLUNTEERSMHF YA VOLUNTEERS
(2009–2018)
REUNION-PLANNING WORKSHOP
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Making the Ask: A Conversation and Case Study


Brainstorm and develop skills to overcome challenges when making the ask. Mount Holyoke Leadership gift officers will lead this conversation.

• Beth Howland, associate director of leadership giving
• Kim Kedziorek ’98, associate director of leadership giving

Cleveland L2

OR

Back to Class

Topic to be determined

Cleveland L1

OR

Meet with MHF staff

By appointment

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Breakfast Brainstorm


Enjoy light morning refreshments while discussing burning questions, new ideas, points of clarification or “shower thoughts.”

Kendade Atrium
9–9:45 a.m.
Tour of the Community Center Dining Commons

for Reunion Planners and Class Presidents celebrating Reunion in 2019

• Janet Glick, director of classes & reunion
9:45–10:45 a.m.
Engaging in Difficult Conversations


Discussion with members of our leadership giving team about how to respond to difficult questions and comments from classmates.

• Kassandra Jolley, vice president for advancement

Cleveland L2

OR

Back to Class

Topic to be determined

Cleveland L1

OR

Meet with MHF staff

By appointment

9:45–10:15 a.m.
Rebooting a Disengaged Class


Movies, magnets, messages and more. Hear from volunteers that have had success engaging a disengaged class and brainstorm about what might work for your class.

• Leslie Green ’94, The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee
• Carrie Kortegast ’98, The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee

Kendade 203
10–10:30 a.m.
Class Engagement


• Janet Glick, director of classes & reunion

Blanchard Great Room
11 a.m.–noon
More than Cash


What do stocks and bonds, IRA accounts, vacation homes and other noncash assets have in common? Find out how contributing appreciated assets can help you and your classmates make larger gifts, reduce taxes and potentially create income

Open to all classes; most relevant for FPs and classes of 1950–1995.

• Anne Vittoria FP’05, director of gift planning
• Dana Gillette, gift planning officer

Cleveland L2

OR

Head Class Agent Informal Group Discussion

• Marianne DePatie Fouhey ’78, The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee
• Liz Bauer ’59, The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee

Cleveland L3

OR

Back to Class

Topic to be determined

Cleveland L1

OR

Meet with MHF staff

By appointment
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Class Planning


OR

Meeting with Meghan Golden

• Meghan Golden, officer for young alumnae and student philanthropy, The Mount Holyoke Fund
10:30–11:45 a.m.
Breakouts


• Reunion I classes: Janet Glick, director of classes & reunion
• Reunion II classes: Melissa A. Russell ’01, chair, classes & reunion committee
• Young Alumnae classes: Tarana Bhatia ’15, young alumnae representative

ALL VOLUNTEERS
Noon–12:15 p.m.
Weekend Wrap-Up


• Kassandra Jolley, vice president for advancement
• Nancy Bellows Perez ’76, executive director of the Alumnae Association

Cleveland L2
12:15–1 p.m.
Lunch


Casual boxed lunch and informal conversation.

Kendade Atrium