Fundraising Volunteers

You Can Make a Difference

Alumnae volunteer involvement is an important part of the College’s fundraising outreach.  Volunteers are able to personalize the giving experience, increase the number of alumnae contacted, and provide the College with important insight regarding their classmates and other alumnae.

Not only will your efforts help Barnard continue to provide current students with a world-class education but will also give you the opportunity to connect with classmates and gain an insider’s view of the College today.

Ways to Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a fundraising volunteering, please e-mail or call (212) 870-2520.

The Barnard Annual Giving staff is committed to making the volunteer experience as successful and positive as possible. This comprehensive guide will assist you with your outreach.

Barnard Annual Giving Volunteer guide

The Role of Fundraising Volunteers

Annual Giving Committee

The Annual Giving Committee (AGC) is responsible for assisting in the development of the alumnae annual giving program in consultation with the Director of Annual Giving and other appropriate College staff members. Annual Giving Committee members are members of the 1889 Society (donors of $1,889+) and also assist Annual Giving in soliciting other leadership donors.

Fundraising Volunteer

This network of volunteers works with their appointed class fund chair to contact donors and prospective donors throughout the year, asking for gifts to the College. Assignments may come from the annual giving office or the class fund chair. Participation in class Phonathon efforts as well as joining the Reunion Fundraising Committee are among the opportunities.

Class Fund Chair

During her five-year term, this appointed class officer works in consultation with annual giving staff to plan and implement a strategy for class fundraising initiatives including solicitation of annual gifts. She may chair a fundraising committee that includes the special gifts chair during the class’s reunion year. She helps to set the pace by making her own annual gift to the College.

Phonathon Caller

Phonathon is an important part of the yearly fund-raising efforts in the winter. During this time, alumnae donors are contacted to ask them to make a gift to the College's annual fund.

Reunion Fundraising Committee

Class Reunion Fundraising Committees work with their Class Fund Chair to meet the reunion year goals through outreach to class members.

Planned Giving Chairs

The Planned Giving Chair is a vital member of her class’s Reunion Fundraising Committee. She works closely with the College’s Planned Giving staff and her class’s Reunion Fundraising Committee to encourage classmates to consider making a planned gift in honor of their reunion.

Special Gift Chair

The Special Gift Chair works with the Class Fund Chair and Barnard Annual Giving staff during the class’s reunion year to design and implement a strategy for soliciting leadership gifts.

The Senior Fund

The Senior Fund helps set fundraising goals and reaches out to classmates to encourage support of the College through the Senior Fund.  If you are a senior who is interested in giving back to Barnard, helping raise contributions from your classmates, and being a part of this important Barnard tradition, please call (212) 870-2584 or e-mail