Member, Boston Annual Fund Regional Committee

Posted by Annual Fund Regional Committee - Boston on 09/02/2014

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Open (Volunteers self-identify)
Number of Seats: 15
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02108, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni, Parents, Friends

Summary of Position

As a volunteer on the Boston Annual Fund Committee, you’ll reach out to local Cornellians to raise unrestricted, current use gifts. This support is essential to Cornell’s ability to make strategic investments and capitalize on unexpected opportunities. You’ll connect personally with alumni who have supported Cornell’s Annual Funds in the past, asking them to raise their sights with a gift of $5K or more this year. By making your own gift to one of Cornell’s 22 Annual Funds, you’ll set an example for your peers and inspire them to get involved. Through personal phone calls and outreach, you’ll speak with 5-10 households each year to encourage their support of the Annual Funds.

Cornell Interests:



Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Communicate clearly the case for the Annual Fund and provide specific examples of the Annual Fund's impact. Follow-up with a note of thanks to all assigned contacts thanking them for past support and consideration of a gift for this year.


Manage Projects
Work with your Regional Annual Fund Officer to identify seven to ten alumni to directly contact and ask for an Annual Fund gift at the $5,000 level or higher.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Provide assistance in identifying the best possible Annual Fund solicitation assignments for members. Provide informational updates on a regular basis, including notification about recent gifts from individuals assigned to you.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Penny Spoonhower

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 1 year
Number of terms in Office: 2 terms


Prerequisites This position is renewable for one year at the end of the fiscal year. The yearly philanthropic expectation is that each member give at the $5,000 Tower Club Level, or above.

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: TBD
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: 1x year

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:


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