The Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (YaleGALE)
The Luys Foundation (LUYS)
The AGBU Armenia Center, in Yerevan, Armenia, hosted a two day Forum on Alumni Relations presented by the Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (YaleGALE) in conjunction with and sponsored by a partnership of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the American University of Armenia (AUA), and the Luys Foundation (LUYS). Universities, educational and benevolent organizations, along with professionals, academics and interested parties throughout Armenia and the region were invited to send representatives (or attend as individuals) to share best practices in alumni relations. Discussions included the steps in creating an alumni association along with the structure and management of alumni relations. The sessions also addressed the challenges of managing associations abroad, fundraising and engaging alumni of different ages, and the role of the university in building a civil society.
Yale for Yerevan included presentations and discussions specifically designed for alumni relations professionals, benevolent association organizers, and volunteers. Networking opportunities were provided both days during lunch.
For more information, see www.luys.am/en/content/view/yale.
Yale Class of ‘87
Senior Director, AYA