The State of the Alumni is Strong

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Fall 2017

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Dear Members,

As we begin the new academic year, we are proud to report on the Alumni Association’s achievements during the last year.

Past UMAA Board Chair Dan McDonald, current Chair Sandy Wiese, and I were honored to present the annual UMAA report to the Board of Regents at their meeting July 12. Our report was well received and the UMAA was commended for accomplishing so much on a lean budget. We present the report to you on the following pages. The numbers are impressive, but numbers are just a part of the story. The bigger story is one we are writing together as the University of Minnesota meets the challenges of the 21st century. Whether it’s supporting scholarships, mentoring a student, advocating for the University of Minnesota with the Legislature, or cheering for the maroon and gold, alumni involvement helps make the institution better. As we told the Regents, the state of the alumni is strong!

Your time, talent, philanthropy, loyalty, and passion help shape the University’s future. We are proud to play a critical role in driving alumni engagement.

All that we have accomplished is possible because of you and your steadfast commitment to our mission and to the University of Minnesota. Thank you, and I look forward to more success in the coming year.

Warmly,

Lisa Lewis, Life Member

President and CEO

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