The purpose of the Alumni Association is to inform alumni on the progress of Project HOPE, and to continuously support the organization through the knowledge, skills, financial resources, and loyalty of its alumni; to communicate and interpret the goals, achievements, and current programs efforts to others; and to promote a spirit of unity and loyalty among former program volunteers, staff, counterparts, and friends.
Alumni Association Board Meting in Millwood
Twenty-one of our 30-member board will be at HOPE Center April 9-10 to review the past year's activities including updates on the History Project, status of alumni funds, the new Virtual Gallery, adopt revised by-laws, discuss the addition of new board members, and vote on the site for the Fall 2016 Reunion. Board members will hear from HOPE senior staff about the Strategic Refresh (2015-2018), upcoming volunteer opportunities, and receive updates from the Development and Communications department.
Volunteer of the Year Award
As occurred last year, the alumni board meeting will coincide with HOPE's Volunteer of the Year Award ceremony on day two of the meeting. Three 2014 alumni including a Corporate Fellow will be honored. Past Alumni Association President, Esther Kooiman and Val Cook represented the Alumni Association on the selection committee.
Ann MacGregor traveled with the SS HOPE from its launch in 1960. Throughout her six-year journey, she wrote letters to her mother that she later retrieved and made into a book entitled Letters of HOPE.