Upcoming Alumni Events

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Meet the Office

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    Mrs. Beth Crutcher 

    Vermont Academy
    Director of Advancement
    (802) 869-6610
    Eastern Michigan University - BS
    University of Pennsylvania - MS
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    Ms. Liz Olmsted 

    Associate Director of Advancement Operations and Stewardship
    (802) 869-6260
    Wheaton College - BA
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    Ms. Tonia Fleming 

    Director of Annual Giving
    (802) 869-6298
    Wellesley College - BA
    University of Chicago - MBA
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    Ms. Nicole Losavio 

    Director of Alumni Engagement
    (802) 869-6261
    The College of William and Mary - M.Ed
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - BA / BS
  • Photo of David Petrie

    Mr. David Petrie 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
    (802) 869-6612
    Framingham State University - BA
    University of Iowa - MA

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Rep Resources

Thank You!

Thank you for volunteering to be the representative for your class.  Being a class rep is a great way to be involved and stay connected with your classmates.  As a Class Rep, you play a vital role in communicating and building a relationship between your class, the alumni community, and the school. 

Resources for Class Representatives

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  • Class Representative Responsibilities

    Class Representatives (Class Reps) head the individual alumni engagement efforts of each Vermont Academy class. Class Reps create and maintain the class community – to sustain relationships and support one another, encourage classmates who have drifted away to rediscover VA, share positive news from Vermont Academy and promote support of VA. There is no substitute for active Class Reps when it comes to the School maintaining personal connections within its alumni network.  For the full job description, click here.
  • Timeline of Activities

    September:  Email Classmates/Fall Events/Class Notes
    • Use the start of the school year to connect with classmates, ask for updated contact information and class notes.
    • Share information about the opening of school.
    • Re-familiarize yourself with the resources available to you, including the website and portal.

    October:  Make a gift to Vermont Academy

    November:  First Annual Giving Solicitation Follow Up  
    • Send postcards, emails or letters encouraging classmates to give to Vermont Academy.  Or work with Tonia to accomplish this.

    December:  End of calendar year Annual Giving Follow Up
    • Remind classmates that the end of the year is an excellent time to give for tax reasons.

    February:  Email Classmates/Spring Events/Class Notes
    • Use this time to connect with classmates, ask for updated contact information and class notes.
    • Share upcoming alumni events and other important information

    April:  One Day for VA
    • Promote One Day for VA with classmates on social media, email, phone, word of mouth.  Participation is the most important part of this event.  A gift of any size matters.

    May:  One Day for VA
    • Make a gift for One Day for VA.  After the event is over, thank your classmates who gave.

    June:  Annual giving fiscal year-end follow up
    • Send emails to remind classmates to give before the end of the fiscal year.  Templates will be sent to you.
  • FAQs

    How do I know if I am doing an outstanding job as a class rep?
    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.”
    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. 

    When I connect with a classmate who is doing something incredible, how do I share that with VA?
    You can share news from your friends and classmates with Vermont Academy by emailing it to Associate Director of Advancement Operations and Stewardship Liz Olmstead (eolmsted@vermontacademy.org) or Director of Annual Giving Tonia Fleming and we will update the information in our database as well as share it in our class notes. Alternatively, there is a link on our website, 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?
    Director of Alumni Engagement Nicole Losavio (nlosavio@vermontacademy.org) 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 Director of Annual Giving Tonia Fleming.  There is no question too small!  

    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, Twitter, and Instagram. Flickr is another one that is fun to visit to see photos of life on campus. In addition, there is a Vermont Academy Alumni Facebook group.  

    Where do I find information on donors and dollars?
    Class representatives are sent a Google link on a quarterly basis with updated giving information.

    Where 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 tfleming@vermontacademy.org 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 online 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 gifts of stock or securities, please contact Tonia Fleming at tfleming@vermontacademy.org or 802-869-6298.

    If you would like to send a gift by mail, please send to:
    Vermont Academy 
    Advancement Office
    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 School. 

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.