“I stay involved with Montserrat because they opened my mind to new ways of thinking. I’m extremely grateful for that.”Andrew Bablo ‘07
THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO REACH OUT AND RECONNECT
While all support to Montserrat is appreciated, the participation from our alumni means something a little extra special to us. That’s because an alumni gift to Montserrat shows that you value your relationship to our community as much as we do. It shows that your commitment to Montserrat didn’t just end at graduation. And most importantly, it shows that the education you received means enough to you that you would choose to support the next generation of students just like you. Whether you choose to support financially or through other commitments, there are countless opportunities for our alumni to reach out and reconnect.
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN
Your gift, no matter the amount, can support Montserrat in a variety of ways. The number of alumni who contribute to the Annual Fund is an important variable for national rankings for colleges and universities, meaning your gift can make a big difference in influencing your school’s reputation. Next time you get a fundraising letter, don’t just set it aside. Instead, find one small way to show your support for Montserrat. Paying it forward will connect you back to this caring community, increase the value of your degree, and enhance the future of the next generation—and that is no small thing!
STAY IN TOUCH
Your friends at Montserrat want to know what you’re up to in life. Keep your contact information and communication preferences updated with the college so that you can stay connected. Be sure to tell us if you’ve scored a huge promotion, published a book, have an exhibition, or win an award. you can always reach out to us at email@example.com or Click here to fill out our alumni update form.
Don’t underestimate the power of participation! Attending alumni events or returning to campus for exhibition openings are easy ways to show your support for Montserrat—and it’s a great networking opportunity, too. Join us, and bring your fellow Montserrat alums as well. We need your participation and your enthusiasm to keep the Montserrat alumni community engaged and thriving.
HIRE FOR INTERNSHIPS OR JOBS
Talk with your company’s HR department or hiring managers and encourage them to recruit from Montserrat. After all, if they’re glad they hired you, they’ll likely be excited about seeking out candidates that share your educational experiences. You can also make yourself available for informational interviews to support students trying to break into your industry. Even if you’re just a few years out of college, to a current student, your professional insight is more powerful than you know.
SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE
Career Services, faculty, and exhibitions often love to highlight the expertise of our alumni. When you’re in town, or if you live close by, offer to sit on a panel for Career Services, give a presentation about your industry experiences, or volunteer to speak to a class. No matter where you are in life, there are definitely students who can benefit from your knowledge and advice.
LEND A HELPING HAND
Giving your time can be just as valuable as any donation. If you live in the area, call us and let us know that you’re available to help with an event, lead a service project, or even seal and label envelopes.
REFER PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Do you know a high school student who is making decisions about college this year? Be an unofficial recruiter for Montserrat by taking time out to talk to them about your college experience. Sharing your insight and answering questions will help prospective students make an informed choice for their future, while simultaneously opening doors for you to serve as a mentor. If you are interested in knowing more or looking for resources, you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMIT YOUR ART TO ARTRAGEOUS!
Each year, Artrageous – Montserrat’s annual fundraising art auction – offers artists a chance to present their work to hundreds of art collectors, patrons and friends of the College who attend the event. This event is also a hugely important part of our fundraising efforts to provide much needed scholarship support to our students. Submit your work, support student scholarship, and be a part of the awesomeness that is Artrageous!