Welcome from the President of the Alumni Association
Dear Fellow Alumni,
Whether you’re a frequent attendee at Packer reunions or you haven’t set foot in your alma mater in some time, I’d like you invite you to become a more active Packer alumna/us. The school has undergone so many exciting changes in recent years that I’m certain you will find connecting, or re-connecting, with Packer an inspiring and invigorating experience.
Alumni represent an important and profound link to the school’s past and your engagement is ever-more important as Packer moves forward. The Alumni Board is made up of 16 alumni from Classes 1952 through 2007. Our major responsibilities are keeping everyone informed about the Packer of today, helping to keep you connected to each other, organizing alumni events, and generating strong Alumni support for Packer's Annual Giving program. A connected and supportive alumni benefits us all: enriching our lives through shared experiences and network, and strengthening the school community and current student experience.
There are several ways for Alumni to become involved: from simply attending Reunion or another Alumni event, hosting an event (Dona Metcalf Laughlin, Packer's Director of Alumni, is always glad to help with organizing such gatherings), or volunteering to take on a greater role as a correspondent, class agent, or phonathon caller.
Of course, Alumni Annual Giving remains as important to Packer as it was when we were students. The 2013-14 school year marked a record for contributions from the Packer community. This year I hope that you will once again join me in responding to our alma mater's needs. When you receive an appeal letter or phone call from your Class Agent or alumni volunteer, please consider making Packer one of your philanthropic priorities. Whether you are a college student, a baby-boomer, or a senior citizen, your support of the school is important and appreciated. And every gift counts.
We also invite you to engage with Packer through social media. Re-connect with friends and get the latest news on Packer's Facebook page. Network with other Packer Alumni on LinkedIn. You can even follow Packer on Twitter.
If you’ve not had the opportunity to visit Packer in the last year, I urge you to stop by the school for a visit. Any member of the Alumni Office would be glad to see you and provide you with a tour of the school.
I really look forward to seeing you very soon, as do your fellow alums.
All the best,
Geoff Brewer ’82
Packer Alumni Association