About the AADC

Our Powerful Alumnae Sisterhood

I have the honor, together with the AADC Board of Directors and phenomenal staff, of leading an amazing organization whose volunteer leadership are helping shape a strong future for our alumnae community.  The AADC has so much to share.

It was wonderful to see alumnae at AADC events and programs this spring. We are celebrating 95 incredible years of alumnae sisterhood with the anniversary of the AADC’s founding, which was June 10, 1922. Thank you for participating and sharing your time, talents and treasures with the AADC.

At AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2017 in June, we honored milestone reunion classes of the 2s and 7s and the Class of 1967 on its Vanguard 50th Reunion. In addition to the Milestone Classes Parade at Convocation and plenty of Saturday afternoon activities, the AADC Alumnae Awards were presented at Reunion. Congratulations to all of our outstanding recipients.

In April, we welcomed inspiring alumna Patricia Teffenhart ’01 who delivered the Zagoren Lecture at the new Kathleen Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center. The lecture was streamed via Douglass Alumnae on Facebook Live. Later in the month, many of you attended the Spring Alumnae Council Meeting followed the Founders Day Luncheon to celebrate the AADC’s 95th anniversary and the induction of  three distinguished alumnae into the AADC Society of Excellence.  Also in April, we expressed our gratitude for the generosity of alumnae and friends at our  “Evening to Honor AADC Benefactors” event held at the Ludwig Building.

Throughout the year alumnae also enjoy our various AADC Regional Connection Group gatherings and our affinity groups such as the AADC Black Alumnae Network and the AADC Young Alumnae Network. Be sure to come to a AADC YAN Sisterhood Book Club discussion soon. In July they team up with the AADC PRIDE Network for a book discussion at the Alumnae Center.

Please visit our events page for information about upcoming events and for online registration.

These exciting events are a celebration of all that the AADC does today,  helping engage alumnae and provide meaningful programs and connections.

I encourage you to come back home, walk across campus once again, experience the energy and be a part of the bright future of your alumnae organization.


Valerie Anderson ’81, MBA
Executive Director