Annual Fund Volunteers
Each year, a dedicated group of parents and alumni volunteer their time and efforts to support the Annual Fund. In addition to making their own gifts, they work closely with the Development Office, reaching out to their peers to encourage Annual Fund support. Annual Fund volunteers make phone calls, send emails, and occasionally make face-to-face appeals, depending on their preference and comfort level. All of their efforts are supported fully by the Development Office to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
The efficacy of peer outreach is undeniable: During the past few years, we have seen real growth in parent participation (from 59% to 78.2%) and alumni participation (from 13.6% to 18.8%). Collectively, our volunteers connect with hundreds of their peers, greatly extending the reach and success of our office.
Not only do volunteers help the school in important ways, but volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience for participants, as well. It provides meaningful opportunities for alumni and parents to connect (or reconnect) with classmates or fellow parents while furthering a common goal of supporting the Riverdale community.
If you are interested in becoming more involved as an Annual Fund volunteer or for additional information, please contact Marie Capasso.
To recognize their efforts and successes as Annual Fund volunteers during the 2016-2017 academic year, we are delighted to list all volunteers who also supported the Annual Fund with gifts of their own. (Parents are included with the class years of their children who were enrolled at Riverdale for the 2016-2017 school year.) A special thank you to returning volunteers and a warm welcome to new volunteers (noted in italics below).
Annual Fund Leadership
Stefanie Firtell Donath '91; P'28, Lower School Co-Chair
Richard Diamond P'21, '23, Middle School Co-Chair
Michael Burgio P'18, Upper School Co-Chair