Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Alumni Phonathon 2012 Continues Through June 7

UVI alumni, students, faculty and staff turned out for the opening evening of the 2012 Alumni Phonathon on Monday, June 4. The volunteers are making calls, updating contact information, processing pledges and helping to organize call sheets. Calling will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly through Thursday, June 7. "The first night was a spirited experience," said UVI Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs Linda I. Smith ('98, '03). "Volunteers were excited to connect with alumni throughout the Territory, the Caribbean, and the U.S. mainland. Tonight sets the tone for the rest of the week."
Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dionne V. Jackson, who was also on the phone on Monday, urged everyone to "come out, roll up your sleeves and help make calls to our alumni on behalf of our beloved institution. Your assistance will help us reach our 50 percent Alumni Giving rate this year. This is your chance to be part of the success story!"

The annual Alumni Phonathon has become one of the University's primary vehicles for communicating with its alumni body. During the effort, particular attention is paid to updating alumni contact and career information. Volunteers will each receive a special thank-you gift and dinner will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the top callers each night and to the overall top callers for the four days of the Phonathon. The 2012 Alumni Phonathon is sponsored by the UVI’s Office of Institutional Advancement.

To volunteer, contact UVI’s Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1047 or send email to acarmon@uvi.edu or pfahie@uvi.edu or lsmith@uvi.edu.