Cultivating Young Alumni Leadership Donors

Recorded On: 06/06/2017


In addition to encouraging broad-based participation by recent graduates, annual giving programs are also responsible for engaging and preparing the next generation of major donors. Although identifying and cultivating relationships with young leaders requires a special touch and a unique approach, doing so can ensure high returns for your institution long into the future.

Register now for your entire team to learn how to run an effective young alumni leadership program for your annual fund.

This recording is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit.


  • Methods for recruiting and engaging recent graduates as volunteers and leadership donors
  • Tips for identifying younger prospects and soliciting them for leadership gifts
  • Guidelines for structuring stewardship programs and gift society membership for young alumni
  • Examples that have worked at other institutions
  • And more!

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Colin Hennessy

Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, ‎University of Chicago

Colin Hennessy is the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at the University of Chicago, where he oversees university-wide efforts to increase the visibility, affinity, and giving participation of alumni worldwide. Previously, he led The Penn Fund at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked in annual giving at the University of Iowa. He's an active presenter with CASE, the Annual Giving Directors' Consortium, the Northeast Annual Giving Conference, and the Annual Giving Ivy+ Conference. Colin holds a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies from The University of Iowa and a Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.


On Demand Training
Recorded 06/06/2017
Recorded 06/06/2017