Barnard Alumnae Admissions Representatives (BAARs)
BAARs are designated alumnae who act as official links between the Admissions Office and students in their communities. They help the College identify and cultivate outstanding high school students and personalize the College admissions process. Their role is an important and rewarding one. They represent Barnard at college fairs, interview prospective students, and host receptions for accepted students.
If you are interested in the BAAR program, you may find more information about becoming a BAAR here. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Biller-Levy in the Office of Admissions. You may reach her by telephone at 212-854-2014 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduating classes elect officers at the end of the senior year and thereafter at the time of each five-year reunion. Class officers plan reunions and mini-reunions, communicate with members through class letters and through Class Notes in Barnard magazine, and organize Reunion Fund Committees and phonathons. All interested class members can volunteer to serve as officers or to join class committees by calling their class president or any one of their current class officers or Alumnae Affairs.
The Class Officers Handbook (PDF) includes descriptions of each officer's position and responsibilities, a guide to planning mini reunions and keeping classmates connected, and an electronic communications guide for sending e-mails and updating class Web pages. To request a printed copy, please call the Office of Alumnae Affairs.
There are Barnard alumnae regional clubs and contacts all over the world, which arrange programs and events to maintain a connection to the College. A regional club can be an excellent way to network in your own community, to pursue cultural or intellectual interests, and to provide a vital link to Barnard.
Alumnae volunteers are an important part of Barnard's fundraising effort. Barnard welcomes the active participation of the dedicated alumnae and parents. If you are interested in volunteering, visit the fundraising volunteer page or email email@example.com for more information.
The Role of Fundraising Volunteers:
Annual Giving Committee
The Annual Giving Committee (AGC) is responsible for assisting in the development of the alumnae annual giving program in consultation with the Director of Annual Giving and other appropriate College staff members.
Annual Giving Volunteer
This network of volunteers personally contacts donors and prospective donors throughout the year. These volunteers reach out to alumnae to ask for gifts to the College. Assignments are given out directly from Annual Giving office on an individual basis.
Class Fund Chair
This appointed class officer works directly with Annual Giving staff to help solicit unrestricted annual gifts from her class. During her five-year term, she plans and implements a strategy for class initiatives in consultation with Barnard Development staff. She helps to set the pace by making her own gift to Barnard's annual fund.
Phonathon is an important part of the yearly fundraising efforts in the winter. During this time, alumnae donors are contacted to ask them to make a gift to Barnard's annual fund.
Planned Giving Chairs
The Planned Giving Chair is a vital member of her class’s Reunion Fundraising Committee. She works closely with the College’s Planned Giving staff and her class’s Reunion Fundraising Committee to encourage classmates to consider making a planned gift in honor of their reunion.
Reunion Gift Committee Chair
The Reunion Gift Committee Chair leads her class’s reunion fundraising efforts during their reunion year. She works with the Class Fund Chair in designing and implementing a strategy for achieving ambitious reunion year goals. Additionally, she helps set the pace for the class’s giving by making her own special commitment and reaches out to selected classmates for leadership gifts in honor of their reunion.
Reunion Gift Committee Members
Under the leadership of the Reunion Gift Committee Chair(s), the Reunion Gift Committee members support the targeted efforts of the Reunion Gift Committee Chair by making their own leadership gift as well as soliciting classmates for gifts that are above and beyond their typical annual support.
The Senior Fund
The Senior Fund Committee helps set fundraising goals and reaches out to classmates to encourage support of the College through the Senior Fund. If you are a senior who is interested in giving back to Barnard, helping raise contributions from your classmates, and being a part of this important Barnard tradition, please call (212) 870-2584 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org