About the Roundtable

Young Alumni giving is critical to institutions small and large—as a university's alumni base changes, our approaches must as well. The Understanding the Relationship Between Young Alumni and Philanthropy roundtable is an opportunity to take a deep dive in discussion about what attitudes young alumni hold about giving and philanthropy as a whole, and how these attitudes translate into what universities can offer in a changing digital landscape.

Have a question about the program? Email Kendra Saldana ‘12.

 

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What to expect

  • As an attendee of the morning roundtable session, you'll be invited to give a 10 minute presentation on recent initiatives or emerging trends in the young alumni digital space. These presentations will be followed by a 5 minute discussion.
  • Light breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided to roundtable attendees.
  • The afternoon keynote—presented by Elise Betz from University of Pennsylvania—will be opened to a wider audience, and focus on creating and gaining support for a robust young alumni program.

Both the morning roundtable and the afternoon keynote are open to CASE District II members, as all as staff from other CASE member institutions.

Speaker

Elise M. Betz

Elise M. Betz

Executive Director, Alumni Relations at University of Pennsylvania

Elise was born on a college campus, the University of Chicago, where her father was studying. It was only a matter of time before she would make Penn her home. Elise has been working in Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania since 2000, starting her tenure at The Penn Fund, the University’s undergraduate annual fund. While at The Penn Fund, Elise recognized the opportunity to create a culture of student philanthropy and engagement and educate students about their role as future alumni and founded “Penn Traditions: Building Our Community,” a comprehensive student advancement program. This program has transformed the culture at Penn. Young alumni engagement and retention are also among the areas that Elise specializes in. Currently in the Alumni Relations Office, Elise co-manages the central alumni relations departments, and continues to oversee the Penn Traditions program. Elise was awarded the University of Pennsylvania’s Model of Excellence Award for her work on the Penn Traditions program and in 2014 was awarded the Penn Student Government Leadership Award. Elise has presented at advancement conferences all over the country and has done numerous consultations with institutions who are interested in starting student advancement programs.

Schedule

Light breakfast refreshments as guests arrive.

Welcome remarks

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Attendee presentations

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Break

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Attendee presentations

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Lunch

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Break

Keynote guests arrive

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Keynote presentation and Q and A

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Wrap up and next steps

Program ends

Location

Ithaca is in the Finger Lakes region of central New York and is easy to get to by car, train, plane or bus. Learn more

Venue

The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
Yale/Princeton Room

Parking

Guests can park in visitor areas on campus.

Have a question about logistics? Email Angie Giammarino.