Alumni Association Board

The Mission of the Alumni Association Board is to build a dynamic program through which to engage the alumni of each of our founding schools: Low-Heywood, King School, Thomas, Low-Heywood Thomas, and King Low Heywood Thomas. The Board works to create new opportunities through which our Alumni can both commemorate the unique history of their personal alma mater and recognize the accomplishments of a unified and strong independent school. We wish to inspire lifelong relationships with the School, and instill pride in the 150 years of excellence our Schools celebrate.

2017-2018 Alumni Board

President
Fiona Muir Fine '90

Vice President
Amanda Metviner ’06

Communications Chair
JD Hock '17

Young Alumni Chair
Emily Green '14

Future Alumni Chair
Emma Snover '14

Athletic Chair
Michael Sheehan '03

Members-at-Large
Ashley Alebiosu '08
Scott Carson ‘84
Colin Cosell ‘97
Debbie Levinson Dietz ‘90
Rory Donahue '97
Jon Hoffman '98
Libby Baker Mattson '82
Geoff Schneider '84
Pete Zaccagnino ‘71

We are looking for new members to join our 2018-2019 Alumni Association Board! If you are interested in joining or being more involved through a committee, please reach out to alumni@kingschoolct.org.

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

At the core of a successful Alumni Association is a group of dynamic officers who represent King School, relish assuming the leadership responsibilities and can be relied upon to provide consistent service to the association. Enthusiastic leadership is the most important ingredient of an alumni association’s success.

Any and all positions can be appointed, as best fits the alumni association’s needs. The term for each position is a minimum of two years. The average time commitment per month is typically 4-6 hours. Additionally, all alumni association leaders are expected to attend all respective alumni association events in their area to serve as representatives of the Office of Alumni Relations.

Responsibilities assigned to all Board Officers

  • Promote the importance of engagement with King and its associated rewards
  • Promote attendance and support King’s signature events, notably Homecoming Weekend and Reunions
  • Attend all in-person board meetings and board conference calls; knowing that extenuating circumstances arise and there may be events that you cannot attend
  • Attend all association events; knowing that extenuating circumstances arise and there may be events that you cannot attend. Part of representing AR and your alumni association is attending the majority of events (if you are unable to fulfill this commitment, you will be asked to take a different role within the association)


Contact

Caitlin Halle
Constituent Relations and Events Manager
(203) 322-3496, Ext. 418
alumni@kingschoolct.org

Alumni Board Positions

President

  • Administer and supervise all association affairs; provide leadership and direction to the association
  • Preside at association events and board meetings to serve as the official representative of the association
  • Establish short and long-range objectives and goals
  • Call all association board meetings (lead meeting, set agenda, location, and schedule, etc.)
  • Serve as the main contact for interested King alumni, family and friends
  • Serve as the liaison between the association, the Office of Alumni Relations and King
  • Ensure continuity between administrations by orienting new officers
  • Be familiar with & encourage use of all guidelines found in the Alumni Association Handbook (under development by the Office of Alumni Relations)
  • Ensure that all board members, committee members and coaches (where applicable) are recognized for their contributions to the Association.

Special Events Chair

  • Organize, plan and develop association events & programming: with support from committee or Young Alumni Chair, where applicable
  • Recruit Reunion Chairs to assist with the planning and execution of reunion events
  • Coordinate with Alumni Office, Young Alumni Chair and Social Committee to plan and execute Alumni Homecoming events
  • Research and pursue speakers, venues and vendors
  • Coordinate logistics for events and ensure event runs well
  • Ensure diverse event programming
  • With Treasurer, develop event budgets
  • With Communications Chair, develop event language for marketing

Class Agent Chair

  • Recruit, train and communicate regularly with Class Agents for each active class
  • Work with Alumni Relations to update alumni contact information and identify alumni for feature articles
  • Collaborate with association’s Communications Chair to promote class note submissions and fundraising initiatives
  • Coordinate with Young Alumni Chair to identify best candidates for graduating class agents

Treasurer

  • Oversee alumni association finances and assist board officers in preparing proposed yearly budget
  • Work with Alumni Office to manage funding for events
  • Work in partnership with Alumni Office and other board officers to coordinate sponsorships and in-kind donations received from alumni through the alumni association, if applicable

Alumni Committees

Social Committee

  • Assist the Young Alumni Chair and Special Events Chair to develop and coordinate all social events for the association
  • Facilitate the planning of activities for current students
  • Support the Young Alumni Chair and Special Events Chair at each event to ensure activities proceed accordingly

Athletic Committee

  • Will assist the Athletic Chair in overseeing the Association’s athletic programming
  • Coordinate event marketing and updates on game attendance with the Communications Chair in a timely manner
  • Drive attendance at all alumni sports events
  • Support the Athletic Chair at events to ensure activities proceed accordingly

Future Alumni Committee

  • Assist Future Alumni Chair in research and logistics required to bring speakers to campus
  • Assist in developing plans, materials and managing logistics for two yearly meetings with current Upper School students to educate them on the Alumni Association and programming for graduates