USM Foundation

USM Alumni Engagement Summit

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
9:30 am – 3:00 pm (registration will open at 9:00 am)
Bowie State University Student Center (Wiseman Ball Room)

The University of Maryland System Foundation is pleased to offer the Alumni Engagement Summit, a day-long professional development opportunity for alumni relations professionals that work for USM schools.  The day will feature a keynote by Dave Gallagher, Founding Member of Constellation Advancement.  He will speak about tips and tricks when working with volunteer boards.  There will also be roundtable networking with topics ranging from working with boards to alumni career programming to communications and social media. Join your fellow alumni relations colleagues for a day of learning, sharing and networking.

  • Gain insight on working with volunteer boards

  • Learn from colleagues across the system on best practices in career programs, student mentoring and communications

  • Network with other alumni relations professionals within the USM system

Program: Click here for an agenda of the day

Keynote Session: Reimagining Alumni Engagement, presented by Dave Gallagher, President, Harvest Fund Raising Counsel, Inc.

Lunch Plenary Session: Anticipating the Impact of Gen Z on Your Advancement Efforts
Presented by Mark Shreve, EAB and Mary Allen DeBold, EAB

Advancement leaders must understand generational trends to create compelling engagement and fundraising strategies. This session will spotlight forces that make generation Z unique in their giving patterns and participation, and detail the 5 key features that fundraisers must understand to approach Gen Z differently. In addition to generational insights, attendees will walk away with concrete ideas for how to better leverage their digital giving strategies to reach a next wave of donors.

Roundtable Discussions on Board Engagement, Alumni Career Programming and Student Mentoring, and Alumni Communications and Social Media

$25.  Fee includes light refreshments and lunch
Scholarships are available – please contact Micaela Cameron ( for more information.

Click here to register via CHECK, JOURNAL TRANSFER, or INVOICE.

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