We are so excited! The CEF Alumni Advisory Council launched last night with its first official meeting. The convening members of the council met together with student advocates to discuss CEF’s values and vision moving forward, and how alumni can stay engaged and help the programs continue to serve those who follow in their footsteps. As one alumnus said in preparing for the meeting, “you have to give nourishment to something for it to continue to grow.”
The Alumni came up with fantastic ideas that they plan to implement together — everything from rallying friends to paint the office and fix our floors, to organizing a craft sale to raise money for CEF. Each alumni member also described how he or she specifically wanted to give back to the organization, whether it was volunteering to help advocates, contributing their gifts in skilled trades, or helping with new member outreach. We are so grateful to have such generous alumni, who in the midst of very busy and demanding work and family lives still are willing to give back so meaningfully of their time, talents, and funds.
Stay tuned to hear more from the Alumni Advisory Council. Based on the discussion last night, great things to come!