Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2013 - (Page 42)
New RAA Endowment Fund Created
Support will provide funding for alumni programs at Rensselaer
OUNDED IN 1869, THE RENSSELAER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (RAA)
is one of America’s oldest alumni organizations. Its mission
is to engage, assist, and empower Rensselaer’s nearly
100,000 alumni as lifelong partners with Rensselaer. The Rensselaer
Alumni Association Endowment Fund has been established to support
Rensselaer and to strengthen the program and mission of the RAA.
The RAA has continued to grow and evolve over the past decade,
increasing involvement in alumni programs worldwide, strengthening
the alumni network, tripling attendance at Reunion & Homecoming,
expanding communications channels to reach nearly 80,000 on
social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and growing the
number of regional chapters, networking opportunities, and special
interest programs to reach out to all its constituents. The new fund
will provide important support for the Institute, allow for continued
and expanded growth for the RAA’s programs, and best of all, your
gift directly benefits Rensselaer.
The RAA’s endowment is important for Rensselaer because the
income provides a source of funding restricted to the purposes,
programs, and priorities of the RAA.
As with all donations to Rensselaer, gifts to the RAA Endowment
may qualify for matching funds from companies and organizations
with matching gift programs. For the donor, a gift to the RAA
Endowment will not only count toward RAA donor recognition levels,
but also will count toward all of Rensselaer’s annual and lifetime
Patroon giving societies, as well as toward the donor’s Class Gift.
And, gifts to the RAA count toward the Institute’s
donor statistics, both in dollars and in percent
of alumni giving.
The RAA Endowment Fund presently stands
at over $430,000 in commitments from donors.
You may add your support by visiting the Giving
to Rensselaer page at alumni.rpi.edu/giving,
and designating your gift to “RAA Endowment
The new RAA Endowment Fund will provide
important support for RAA priorities, including
campus and regional events, networking
opportunities, and special interest programs.
Garden Party to
Class of 2017. Hosted
by Trustee Nancy Mueller.
Palo Alto, Calif. Join area alumni
to welcome incoming students
to Rensselaer. Special guest will be
Dean of Science Laurie Leshin.
For more information, contact
Kathy Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (518) 276-2832.
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Alumni Reception at the
AIA Conference. Denver,
Colorado. Join Evan Douglis, Dean
of Architecture, and alumni in
the fields of architecture and
building science for this exclusive Rensselaer reception
at the American Institute
of Architects Convention.
Contact Susan Haight
at email@example.com or
Annual Rensselaer Alumni
Day at Del Mar Racetrack.
San Diego, Calif. Join local alumni
in a private box for an exciting
day at the races at one of
America’s most picturesque and
prestigious horse racing
tracks! For more information, contact Susan Haight
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Rensselaer Club of New
Jersey Annual Summer
Picnic. Join the chapter as they
honor the incoming Class of 2017.
Nomahegan Park. Free. To register,
contact the Office of Alumni
Relations at (518) 276-6205
or email@example.com. For questions,
contact Sandeep Nandy ’94 at
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2013
Table of Contents
Snapshot: IBM Watson & Rensselaer
President's View: The New Polytechnic
Feature: Blueprint for the Future –– The Rensselaer Plan 2024
Feature: Transformational Change –– Engineers for a Sustainable World
Feature: The Architecure of Immersive Art –– Production, Installation, Performance (PIP) Course
RAA Annual Report
One Last Thing
Clip: IBM Watson & Rensselaer Event (00:03:43)
Video: IBM Watson & Rensselaer Event 0(0:43:31)
Time Lapse of CANstruction project (00:00:27)
Link: Dr. Jackson's Lecture at the Royal Academy of Engineering (00:75:00)
Video: Ming Ma Describes His Research (00:02:25)
Video: Navid Attary Describes His Research (00:02:14)
Photos: Mercer Lab Opening (00:00:15)
Video: Dr. Jackson Talks About the Relationship Between the Plans (00:04:11)
Video: Dr. Jackson Talks About the Three Pillars of The Plan 2024 (00:05:53)
Video: Dr. Jackson Talks About What Rensselaer Will Look Like in 2024 (00:02:43)
Video: Excerpt from "The Machine Starts" (00:03:46)
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2013