From the Alumnae Association President, Libby Greig DeMeo ’95
“Keeping the promise.” This was the motto held closely by the Sweet Briar College alumnae who fought with all their might this past year to save their beloved alma mater from the threat of closure. They exemplified women of indomitable strength and spirit through their time, talent, and treasure. I was struck by this statement in a letter to alumnae from alumnae: “For too long, many alumnae were not engaged or effectively cultivated to give to our alma mater. That is no longer true. The tragic threat of losing Sweet Briar College has yielded new impassioned alumnae donors and rekindled the fire of our prior faithful.”
The financial strength of Scripps, as well as the bold vision for the current capital campaign, will ensure its excellence well into the future. But I see significant room for growth in terms of alumnae involvement. I wholeheartedly believe that we have a pivotal role in continuing the legacy of Scripps for future generations. Moreover, our involvement not only benefits the College, but it also strengthens our own community.As a volunteer, I am meaningfully connected to Scripps and consistently inspired by its delightfully talented and dynamic students, faculty, and staff.
Volunteer opportunities abound, from the Alumnae Student Diversity Committee, to Camp Scripps, to the Regional Associates, to the Alumnae Leadership Council, to Reunion Class Chairs. Our alumnae volunteers help sustain a community that is committed to the Scripps values highlighted throughout this issue, including leadership, inclusion, and activism. But we need you to help us carry the torch. Volunteer opportunities are available for all alumnae; I encourage you to learn more at scrippscollege.edu/engage/alumnae/volunteers . If you would like to get involved, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Alumnae Office at email@example.com, and we will find the right opportunity for you.
I continue to be impressed by the passion, conviction, and love for Scripps College that our community demonstrates.
With admiration for my fellow alumnae.
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