Certificate of Appreciation

certificate-of-appreciationThe Certificate of Appreciation is an easy, immediate, and thoughtful way to thank a Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association volunteer who deserves recognition for a job well done. Recipients should be alumnae identified as making a contribution, small or large, one-time or short-term, and do not have to be office holders (e.g., class, club, or group officer), committee members, or have specific volunteer jobs. It’s that simple—this should be used as a token of appreciation for giving of time and talent to the Association’s mission.


Certificates can be downloaded and printed, filled out, and presented in person to the volunteer once the information form below is completed by the presenter and submitted to be recorded in the recipient’s history profile.


  1. An alumna volunteer who, individually or as part of a group, participates in or leads a project, event, or other activity—small or large—and helps bring it to completion.
  2. An alumna volunteer who brings energy and creative ideas to a planning process, resulting in a new or more successful event or activity.
  3. An alumna volunteer who attends meetings and participates regularly and is willing to do whatever is necessary to make things happen.
  4. An alumna volunteer who does a particularly noteworthy job on a presentation or written product or event/group activity.
  5. Any opportunity, beyond the scope of this listing, to thank an alumna volunteer by presenting a certificate should be acted upon.


  1. Presenters will typically be a class, club, or group officer, or a board, committee, or Alumnae Association staff member.
  2. The presenter will print and fill out the certificate and submit the information form. The certificate should be printed on certificate stock paper and placed in a paper folder or frame to keep it flat. The information form should be submitted to the Alumnae Association.
  3. Certificates should be presented in person at a meeting or group gathering whenever possible.
  4. Certificates may be awarded to as many alumnae as should be recognize—there is no limit per project, event, activity, or time period.
  5. An alumna volunteer can receive more than one certificate in the course of volunteer service.

Certificate of Appreciation Information Form

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