Celebrating 100 years of Connecting & Forging Our Next Century
Message from AADC President Jeanne Fox ’75, Esq. and Executive Director Valerie L. Anderson ’81, MBA
The AADC is 100 years old! This is a wow moment, and one that each of us have the privilege to be a part of during this historic time. Everything the AADC does is made possible because of a team of stellar volunteers and leaders. Thank you to all of our volunteers for always showing up and showing out to ensure our mission is in motion.
AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2022 on Friday, June 10, was a time to herald our milestone reunion classes as well as the official date of the 100th anniversary of the founding of our alumnae organization by the Class of 1922. We celebrated at events and activities all weekend long, culminated by our spectacular Proud History to Bright Future AADC 100th Anniversary Gala on Saturday evening, July 11, at the East Brunswick Hilton. The Grand Ballroom was full of excitement and festive celebration!
As we look to what’s next we know there are yet more opportunities to connect. This fall we will host the Virtual Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium as well as our Virtual Black Alumnae Network Sisters Conference, among other programs. On behalf of the entire Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Board of Directors, we welcome our alumnae community in these virtual spaces that are now just one of the many ways we stay connected.
Excitement is building and planning is underway for special programs and events yet to come to commemorate our 100th as we forge our next century of success, including our women’s conference next spring. We invite you to get involved and to participate. This is our time to build resources needed for the our future.
Part of our path is forging a bright future for the AADC that will allow us to continue to support and lift women up. A path that will continue to be a trailblazer for the importance and value of women’s education. And a path that is leading us into the next century for our beloved alumnae organization.
We are a powerful alumnae organization some 39,000 strong. We invite you to celebrate all that your great alumnae association has for you by getting involved, staying
connected and sharing in our success. You will always be a vital part of our community. Please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Thank you for helping shape our 100-year proud history and the next century of our bright future. We celebrate YOU and we celebrate the AADC!