If you’d like to help us with Annual Fund activities and programs, let us know. There are a number of opportunities for alumni to lend a hand with this important work. In addition, there are other ways you can help support the College after graduation, including working closely with our alumni office.

Staff Contact

Jennifer Rock, Assistant Vice President of Development and Donor Relations

Volunteer job descriptions

Class Fund Manager

The class fund manager is the leader of class fund-raising efforts and is responsible for managing the solicitation of classmates for annual support.  Fund managers encourage classmates to support Lafayette with an annual gift while sustaining a positive relationship with the College.  Without you, Lafayette would not be able to meet its unrestricted Annual Fund goal, which supplements the operating budget. Class fund managers are recruited by the Annual Fund staff.

This is a fund-raising position and you will be asking people for money.

Responsibilities:

  1. Make an annual gift to the Lafayette Annual Fund
  2. Act as primary contact among classmates, class agents, and the Annual Fund staff
  3. Motivate all class agents to make their own gift and contact their prospects
  4. Attend an on-campus training program, training webinars, or one-on-one training conference calls
  5. Reconnect/sustain classmates’ connection with Lafayette
  6. Encourage specific classmates (approximately 10) to give annual unrestricted gifts
  7. Write a personal/thoughtful letter to your class in the fall (fall and spring for reunion years) that directly encourages their support to the Annual Fund
  8. Communicate complaints or concerns from other classmates, if any, to the Annual Fund staff
  9. Report any relevant information/updates about classmates through conversations to the Annual Fund staff through mail, by phone, or by email.

Class Agent

Class agents are the core of our fund-raising efforts at Lafayette and play a vital role in the College’s ability to hit both its participation and dollar goals.  Class agents are listed as volunteers in the annual Summary of Giving and Volunteer Participation.

This is a fund-raising position and you will be asking people for money.

Responsibilities:

  1. Make an annual gift to the Lafayette Annual Fund
  2. Attend an on-campus training program, training webinars, or one-on-one training conference calls
  3. Reconnect/sustain classmates’ connection with the College
  4. Encourage specific classmates (approximately 10) to give annual unrestricted gifts
  5. Communicate complaints or concerns from other classmates, if any, to the Annual Fund staff
  6. Report any relevant information/updates about classmates to the Lafayette Annual Fund staff through mail, by phone, or by email

Maroon Club Volunteer

Maroon Club volunteers are extremely important in helping Lafayette reach its fundraising goals. We are committed to increasing the College’s alumni participation rate from 37% to 40% this year, which means increased former student-athlete donors to the College’s Annual Fund and Maroon Club/Sport(s) of your choice. This is a fundraising and event engagement position and you will be asking people for money.

Responsibilities:

  1. Make an annual gift to the Maroon Club General Fund and/or sport(s) of your choice
  2. Attend committee meetings in-person or via conference call
  3. Reconnect/sustain classmates’ connection with the College
  4. Encourage specific classmates (5-10) to support the Maroon Club General Fund/sports team
  5. Communicate any complaints or concerns to the Maroon Club
  6. Report any relevant information/updates about classmates through conversations to the Maroon Club staff via mail, phone, or email.

Volunteer participation is key to the Maroon Club’s success. You can become a Maroon Club volunteer by contacting Josh Azer, Executive Director of the Maroon Club, at azerj@lafayette.edu or 610-330-3116.

You can find more information about becoming a Maroon Club volunteer here