The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College is a vibrant sisterhood, 36,000 strong, dedicated to providing ongoing financial, programming, and communications support to Douglass College, her students, and her alumnae. Educational journeys and lifelong connections begin at Douglass and would not be possible without the service of dedicated volunteers and gifts to the Douglass Annual Fund.
The Douglass Annual Fund is the AADC’s annual fund raising appeal. Gifts are requested from alumnae and friends, which support our programs and help us to remain a self-funded organization.
Your support of the Douglass Annual Fund is all the more important this year, and is greatly appreciated. Currently, the AADC is engaged in mediation with Rutgers and the Rutgers University Foundation. On April 20, 2015, Rutgers requested that we not raise funds on behalf of DRC. While we do not think there is any basis for Rutgers’ position, we have decided to refrain from fundraising for DRC at this time. We can, however, raise contributions for the AADC which will help us continue our work, help resolve current issues and support alumnae initiatives.
Reunions are milestones—occasions for alumnae to commemorate their place in NJC and Douglass College’s history, reflect on what alma mater has meant to them, and renew their ties with their classmates and the AADC. Reunion celebrations are also a time when classes focus their fundraising efforts to increase giving in support our strong sisterhood.
The highest priority for reunion giving traditionally is unrestricted gifts to the Douglass Annual Fund. Since the AADC is an independent, self-supporting organization, we depend on unrestricted Annual Fund gifts to meet our daily and annual obligations of operating the Associate Alumnae.
All gifts given to the AADC during your milestone reunion year as well as in the four years preceding your milestone year, count towards your Class Gift. Class gift totals are announced during Convocation during Reunion.
To learn more about fundraising for your , please contact Emily Reynolds Russell ’05.
The AADC provides more than $500,000 each year in scholarship and program support to Douglass students. These Scholarships, Fellowships, Prizes and Funds enrich the educational experience for Douglass students. The Annual Scholarship Dinner brings scholarship donors together with their students for a special evening. During this critical time, the AADC is not able to create new named scholarships, but we welcome contributions to existing funds.
To learn more about special scholarship and program support, contact Eileen Cotter, Director of Development at 732-246-1600.