Young Alumni Give Gold

Brief Spring 2013

Graduates of the Last Decade, known as GOLD, engages younger alumni across the university and encourages them to give back to their alma mater. Not surprisingly, School of Business graduates lead the pack. Associate Director of Annual Giving and graduate of the UAlbany MBA program Casey Crandall ’07, ’12 said, “More young alumni are giving and are giving at a higher level. Most of our young alumni donors are School of Business.” He also noted that young alumni especially understand the importance of giving back adding “I think our GOLD alumni are especially thankful for the support they received as students, and even though they are just starting their careers, they recognize that it is important to give back and help the next generation of students.”

GOLD alumni have contributed $46,726 through the UAlbany Fund so far this fiscal year. The bulk of the funds come from graduates of the School of Business: 85%.

The GOLD 1844 Society program was launched at the start of this past fall semester to encourage young alumni to give at a higher level. The 1844 Society is UAlbany’s leadership giving society for $1,000+ donors. GOLD alumni can now participate with a more modest donation based on their class year as follows:

Graduates from

$750 2003, 2004
$500 2005, 2006
$250 2007, 2008, 2009
$100 2010, 2011, 2012

GOLD events provide opportunities to reconnect with not-so-old friends and have fun. A bowling night is scheduled for April and a Heartland Brewery visit in September. GOLD 1844 Society donors recently met with University at Albany President Robert J. Jones and George R. Hearst III, Publisher of the Times Union and President of the University at Albany Foundation, at a reception at the Hearst Tower.

For more information about the GOLD 1844 Society, contact Casey Crandall at ccrandall@albany.edu or (518) 442-3026.