Midd Class Agent Calendar FY24

Fall 2023

September - December  

5:15-6:00 p.m. EST

Orientation for Class Agents

Let us introduce you properly to the Annual Giving Class Agent Volunteer Program! We’ll review your role as a peer fundraiser and introduce you to Annual Giving fundraising basics. Geared toward new or newly returning agents and open to all fundraising volunteers.

Wednesday, September 6, 5:15-6:00 p.m. eastern.

5:15-6:00 p.m. EST

FY24 Kick-Off Meeting

Start the fiscal year right! We’ll review the full calendar of campaigns and events and answer your burning questions about your work as a class agent this year. (Reunion committees will meet separately in September, but Reunion volunteers should feel free to attend!)

Wednesday, September 20, 5:15-6:00 p.m. eastern

Reunion Committee Meetings

Reunion volunteers meet two to three times between September and December to plan class-specific Reunion events and fundraising initiatives in consultation with their staff liaisons, who will coordinate to find times that work for the committee.

The initial kick-off committee meeting will be scheduled no later than October 11, 2023.

12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

In Conversation with Senior Leadership

This webinar with President Laurie Patton and senior administrators is just for alumni leaders like you! You should receive an email invitation (if you don’t, please let us know). The session will be recorded, and the recording will be sent to everyone who registers for the event. Please register even if you can’t attend live!

Monday, October 2, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. eastern

 

Proud to Be a Panther Challenge Campaign

Our annual campaign to bring together alumni in support of Middlebury athletics!

Wednesday, October 18–Thursday, October 26, 2023

Just for Leads: Fall Appeal Letter

We send a fall appeal letter to all classes each year and then ask their Lead Agents to follow it up with a “kicker email.” Leads, your Annual Giving staff liaison will be in touch in late October with a template email for you to tailor and a November deadline by which to return it.

Homecoming and More

Homecoming is a great time to visit campus! Alumni and Parent Programs will be hosting Alumni of Color Weekend as well this year. 

Friday, October 20–Sunday, October 22, 2023

End-of-Calendar-Year Fundraising Outreach

Appeal to classmates who like to give before the end of the calendar year. If that’s common in your class, please plan to do some email or phone outreach during November and December!

Winter 2024

January - March  

5:15-6:00 p.m. EST

Just for Leads: Strategy Session with AFEC

Leads, join members of the Annual Fund Executive Committee for the first of two strategy sessions to brainstorm and discuss ways you can effectively lead your fellow class agents in their fundraising efforts for Midd with the MiddWinter Challenge.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 5:15-6:00 p.m. eastern

Reunion Committee Meetings

Reunion volunteers meet one or two times between January and March to plan class-specific Reunion events and fundraising initiatives in consultation with their staff liaisons, who will coordinate to find times that work for each committee.

Campaign Overview: MiddWinter Challenge

Part overview of the MiddWinter Challenge details, part GiveCampus training/refresher, join us on Zoom!

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 5:15-5:45 p.m.

MiddWinter Challenge Campaign

Our annual campaign in celebration of what makes Middlebury, Middlebury! The first of two “all hands on deck” campaigns (the other is the June Challenge).

Wednesday, February 7–Thursday, February 15, 2024

Just for Leads: Spring Appeal Letter

In February, we assemble the spring appeal letter from each class’s Lead Agents to their classmates. Leads, your Annual Giving staff liaison will be in touch with a template for you to tailor and a February deadline by when to return it.

Please note: this task overlaps with MiddWinter Challenge preparation and outreach.

Reunion event ideas deadline

Please bring all your good Reunion event ideas to the table before March to make sure there’s time to turn those ideas into reality! Once we get to March and registration opens, committees can shift more of their attention to finalizing Reunion plans, and encouraging classmates to attend and make their Reunion class gift. 

5:15-6:00 p.m. EST

Class Agent Strategy Session with AFEC

Class agents, join members of the Annual Fund Executive Committee for the second strategy session to brainstorm and discuss ways you can be more effective in your fundraising efforts for Midd, particularly in June at the end of the fiscal year (June 30).

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Virtual Reunion events completed

Reunion committees, please plan to wrap up any virtual event planning by the end of March 2024. This leaves time for excitement for the in person event to build!

Spring 2024

April - June  

Reunion Committee Meetings

Reunion volunteers meet one to two times between April and May to plan class-specific Reunion events and fundraising initiatives in consultation with their staff liaisons, who will coordinate to find times that work for each committee.

25th and 50th Reunion Weekend

We invite classes celebrating these milestone Reunions to return to campus on Thursday and settle into celebrating with leisure!

June 6–9, 2024, for 25th and 50th Reunion classes.

Reunion Weekend 2024

We invite all classes ending in 4 or 9 to return to campus to celebrate Reunion!

June 7–9, 2024, for all Reunion classes.

5:15-6:00 p.m. EST

Class Agent Action Session with AFEC

Class agents, join members of the Annual Fund Executive Committee for a chance to prepare strategies for action to support your fundraising efforts for Midd at the end of the fiscal year (June 30). 

The June Challenge (June 20-27) is the time to pull out all the stops! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 5:15-6:00 p.m. eastern

June Challenge

June Challenge is our second “all hands on deck” campaign to help us finish out the fiscal year strong! This is your last chance to help your class reach its giving participation goals! 

The 2024 June Challenge will run June 20-27 with four challenges to meet!

 

Calendar on the Go

Download a summary version to post on your fridge, if you like that sort of thing! 

Fundraising Calendar FY24

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