who we are

 The Black Alumni Summit is a national consortium of black alumni leaders, volunteers, associations, and friends who convene around the issues that are the most important to our community.  The Summit was created in Atlanta in fall 2018 after black alumni leaders across 10+ schools agreed that a collective voice is essential in moving our universities, alumni, and local communities forward.  

PARTNERING UNIVERSITY BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS

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PARTNERING SCHOOLS: DETAILS

BECOME A PARTNERING SCHOOL!

 Partnering Schools represent the black alumni associations, groups, and volunteers that have formed the Black Alumni Summit.  Many thanks for all you do!


A few details about Partnering Schools: 

  • At this early stage of our development, the Black Alumni Summit is 100% volunteer driven.
  • All of our tools (including the Philanthropy Toolkit, our educational webinars (we had two in August, which was one way we recognized Black Philanthropy Month), and even our planning for the July 2020 Cruise is driven by volunteers. 
  • Black alumni groups do not have to be formal black alumni associations to join as a Partnering School; Auburn University and UNC are partnering schools, and they do not have formal black alumni associations.   
  • From a financial perspective, there are no dues or financial requirements to formally join the Black Alumni Summit as a Partner School, and those schools are listed here.  
  • Also, there is no cost for individuals to be a part of this effort.  
  • For now, the main program that requires financial and time considerations is our national conference, which will take place next February 28 + 29, 2020, and it will be hosted by FSU Black Alumni.
  • We began our work this time last year to shape the 2019 conference, which was hosted by Georgia Tech Black Alumni Organization this past March.
  • For attending the Twenty20 Conference, there is a $100 early registration fee.  
  • All travel and accommodations expenses to attend the conference are the responsibility of individual attendees.  For the previous conference, many universities or primary alumni associations offered financial support for members of their Black Alumni Associations/Groups to attend.


From a time and volunteer perspective, we ask that black alumni associations wishing to be a Partner School commit to: 

  1. Appoint two representatives to serve on the annual conference planning committee  (we have a monthly call + time dedicated to each person's volunteer role)   
  2. Support the annual conference by registering 5-8 participants.
  3. Allow the use of your alumni association logo on our Partnering Schools page and related materials. 


If you would like to learn more about  becoming a Partnering School, please contact us at blackalumnisummit (@) gmail.com 

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