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First-Decade Society (FDS)


Wilmington College’s FDS has been involved in some great things for young alumni of Wilmington College. FDS helps co-sponsor numerous events including the Alumni Bourbon Trail Trip, Homecoming, “0” Year Reunion, and much more. As we move forward, we hope to establish even more great activities and communications specifically for our young alumni.

  • 2016-0-Year-6The First Decade Society consists of 20 alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years–two representatives from each class year– and two current student liaisons from the Student Philanthropy Council (SPC).
  • The First Decade Society will meet quarterly with the sub-committees meeting additionally as needed.
  • Involvement in the First Decade Society is a great way to network with other young alumni and build your resume.
  • FDS has been responsible for the developing of multiple alumni events, developing plans to promote philanthropy with our young alums, and working with the SPC to promote philanthropy and engagement with students on campus.

FIRST-DECADE SOCIETY APPLICATION

Mission of the First-Decade Society

THE MISSION OF THE FIRST-DECADE SOCIETY IS TO ENHANCE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WILMINGTON COLLEGE AND ALUMNI, AGE 35 AND UNDER, LEADING TO PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT AND STRONGER PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT.

Membership:

  • First-Decade Alumni are undergraduate or graduate school alumnus/alumna within 10 years of the current academic year.
  • Applicants are to be 35 years of age or younger at the time of appointment.

Goals:

  • Plan and execute fun and creative events for and from young alumni
  • Create networking opportunities for young alumni and students
  • Educate alumni about the annual fund and the importance of philanthropy
  • Educate current students about the annual fund and the importance of philanthropy
  • Promote and otherwise support on and off campus events
  • Provide guidance to the Advancement and Alumni offices on communicating with young alumni

Responsibilities:

  • Attend quarterly meetings held on campus. Executive members must attend the yearly FDS executive meeting to be held in the summer.
  • Attend at least one alumni event per year.
  • Support goals and task set by the FDS.
  • Contribute to the WC annual fund.

If you have any further questions, please contact Amie Denkenberger at amie_denkenberger@wilmington.edu or (937) 481-2271.