How do I know if I am doing an outstanding job as a Vemont Academy Class Representative?
Truly, your initiative, leadership and commitment will determine your success, but there are several other ways to determine if you are being successful as a class rep:
1) Make your commitment (gift/pledge) early. As a Class Rep, you are setting the pace for the rest of your classmates and it makes you job asking for gifts easier if you can say, “Join me in supporting Vermont Academy.” When I connect with a classmate who is doing something incredible, how I share that with VA?
2) Make contact early and often with your classmates. Take advantage of any opportunity to connect and try to personalize your contact if possible.
3) Focus on participation rather than gift size. Last year participation in giving by alumni was 14%. Moving this higher is valued by Vermont Academy.
4) Work as a team. The Vermont Academy staff is here to assist you and answer any questions so feel free to reach out.
You can share your friends and classmates news with Vermont Academy by emailing it to Liz Olmsted
, Associate Director of Advancement Operations and Stewardship or Tonia Fleming
, Director of Annual Giving and we will update the information in our database as well as share it in our class notes. Alternative, there is a link on our web site, which will allow you to submit information as well. Extraordinary alumni are often profiled in the monthly alumni newsletter.If someone asks me about a VA event, who can I call or where can I find more information on this?
is Vermont Academy’s events coordinator and she is always happy to speak with our alumni. Feel free to also check the “Events” link on our website.Who and what are my resources for this role?
In addition to the resources found on this page, you can always reach out to Tonia Fleming
, Director of Annual Giving. There is no question too small! Another resource is Sean Bersell
(Alumni Council Class Representative Chair), who has many years of experience as class rep leader.How do I find out more about VA to share with classmates? Is VA on social media?
Vermont Academy has an active social media presence, including sites on Facebook
, and Instagram
is another one that is fun to visit to see photos of life on campus. In addition, there is a Vermont Academy Alumni
page on Facebook. Where do I find updating information on donors and dollars?
TBDWhere do I find specific information about my own class?
Class lists are updated quarterly by the Advancement staff and can be found on the Class Rep portal. Please email Tonia Fleming
at email@example.com or call 802-869-6298 for detailed instructions on accessing this resource.What are ways to make a gift?
Vermont Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tax ID # 03-0179600
You can make a gift on-line
with a credit or debit card by clicking here
. Please consider a recurring gift, which is the most convenient and budget friendly way to support Vermont Academy.
For instructions on how to make gift of stock or securities, please contact Tonia Fleming
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-869-6298.
If you would like to send a gift by mail, please send to:
PO Box 500
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Checks should be made payable to Vermont Academy.
If you would like to make a gift over the phone, please call the Advancement Office at 802-869-6298.
With an employer matching gift, you may be able to double, or even triple your gift to Vermont Academy.