What is the Alumni/ae/x Class Connector Program?
A close-knit alumni community is a crucial component of Westtown’s current and future prosperity. Class Connectors are a group of alum volunteers who work with the Alumni/ae/x Office to send out three letters a year to their classmates sharing news, updates, and opportunities to get involved. Connectors are provided with meaningful information and important perspectives on Westtown today. Currently, there are over 100 Class Connectors representing alumni from the Classes of 1945-2018.
Class Connector volunteers work directly with an assigned member of the Westtown Alumni/ae/x Office staff. The total time commitment for a Connector is 4-10 hours per year depending on desired level of involvement.
What do Class Connectors do?
Alum keep their classmates close to each other and the school by writing three letters per year. Connectors simply draft the letter and Alumni Office staff send it to the class on their behalf. Connectors are provided with news, information, articles, and videos to share in their letters. View a sample Connector letter.
Optional activities include attending in-person and online presentations about Westtown, helping to find ‘lost’ classmates, and encouraging past donors to continue supporting the Westtown Fund.
Why does Westtown need Class Connectors?
Westonians want to hear from their classmates and they like staying connected. As you can see below, the engagement and involvement of our alumni in the life of the school increases dramatically by simply sharing your voice!
Emails sent by Class Connectors are 60% more likely to be viewed by classmates when sent by a Connector rather than the school. Classmates prefer to receive and read news and information about the school and their classmates from a member of their class.
Readers are 122% more likely to reply, donate, or interact with emails sent by Connectors rather than the school. Classmates are much more likely to take action when receiving messages from a member of their class.
There are many more ways that Connectors have a long-term and meaningful impact on the entire Westtown community.
Current Class Connectors
To reach out to your Class Connectors, please send an email to [email protected] and we’ll pass along their contact info.
|David T. Hodgin||1950|
|John M. Beideman||1951|
|Peter O. Lane||1957|
|Mary Ann Wagner||1958|
|Helen Strong Foreman||1961|
|Caroline Balderston Parry||1962|
|Meredith Van Horn||1999|
|Alexandra MaColl Garfinkle||2008|