Reunion Committee

Being a member of your Reunion Committee is a great way to reconnect with your classmates!

Reunion committees are charged with building excitement and engagement around a milestone reunion celebration for their class. Their outreach efforts are crucial to the success of Reunion Weekend which attracts an average of 750-1,000 alumni and guests every year. They also influence classmates to make leadership and participatory reunion gifts to the Annual Fund which makes up $800,000 to $1 million of Denison’s budget. As a committee member, you play a vital role as a representative of your greater class. As a volunteer you will be responsible for raising awareness about Denison’s profile and emphasizing President Adam Weinberg’s charge to deepen alumni engagement. In doing so, you will also educate alumni about the importance of philanthropy and influence their interest in Reunion Weekend involvement.

The basic roles includes contacting classmates, inviting them to reunion events, and acting as a Denison advocate throughout the year. We also ask all alumni to support Denison with a contribution to the reunion class gift and encourage their classmates to do the same in celebration of their reunion year.

Responsibilities
Reunion volunteers will contact at least 10 classmates to ask them to participate in class fundraising efforts and to make plans to attend reunion. Volunteers will communicate with one another and the Alumni Relations and Annual Fund offices regularly.
Timeline
Participation on your class reunion committees will run from September to June. Reunion is celebrated the weekend after Memorial Day each year.

Read more about your Reunion Committee below:

1977
  • Class Chair – Eric B. Freeman
  • Committee Members: David A. Cleveland, Susan R. Hunt, James C. Ughetta,
  • Reunion Ambassadors: Chip Andreae, Joan Straub Pifer, Robert C. Smykal,
Triple 30th 1986, 1987, 1988
  • 1986 Class Chair: Susan Armacost Fisher
    • Reunion Committee: Amy Greenstein Dahn
    • Reunion Ambassador: Jeffrey A. Masten
  • 1987 Class Chair: Kelley Dold McDonald
    • Reunion Committee: Tara Maloney Parsley, Holly Griesse Shai,
  • 1988 Class Co-Chairs: Ann Younker Sommer (1988), Elizabeth Grant Schroeder (1988)
    • Reunion Committee: Curtis Church III, Catherine L. Dollard, Susan Hague Donlan, John D. Jarrett Jr., Timothy E. Stauss
1992
  • Co-Chairs: Amy Hardesty Gillies, Julia Herr Smith
2007
  • Chair: Alison K. Alexander
  • Reunion Committee:
    • B. Tyler Blair
    • Benjamin V. Bring
    • E. Leigh Dance
    • Nicole Howe Drake
    • Haleigh Johnson Drewsen
    • Ashleigh J. Fritz
    • Meghan Hofert Gebhardt
    • Jessica D. Knauf
    • Kevin M. Laidlaw
    • Alexandra Campbell Maegdlin
    • Claire E. Marshall
    • Katherine V. McClure
    • Chelsea R. Mikula
    • Caitlin E. Morris
    • Olatunji A. Sanni Jr.
    • Ronak J. Sheth
    • Mitchell G. Simon
    • Lindsay Doss Spillman
    • Zara-Marie M. R. Spooner
    • Joshua T. Williams
    • Abbe L. Wright
2012
    • Chair: Daniel J. Matyas
    • Reunion Committee:
      • Anne K. Clements
      • Colleen L. Cozart
      • Jeffrey E. Danziger
      • James F. Jones
      • Caroline B. Kasper
      • Mary Kate O. McCarthy
      • Robert F. Moore
      • Kathleen A. Sullivan
      • Carly J. Tschantz
    • Reunion Ambassadors:
      • Akeem Costa
      • Elyse M. Schultz

Would you like to join your reunion committee?

Email picklerk@denison.edu or fill out our volunteer interest form.



For questions about the 5 – 10th and 15th – 45th reunions, please contact Kara Pickler.

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