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IPVS Celebrates 10 Years Throughout 2009


TFAS will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary with a series of events held throughout the year to promote volunteerism and giving back to those in need. During this time of economic crisis, nonprofit organizations and your community need your support more than ever. To honor the philanthropic spirit of IPVS, we encourage you to join in the activities TFAS is planning or to organize a service project in your city.

We encourage all IPVS alumni to mark their calendars for this exciting celebration! The Annual Alumni Weekend is an opportunity for TFAS alumni to reunite with former classmates, meet this year’s students and come to Washington to enjoy the sights and events. This year, it is also an opportunity to give back to the community and celebrate 10 years of IPVS.
IPVS Alumni and Student Networking Lunch – Friday, June 26
Amidst the flurry of activity during Alumni Weekend, the IPVS celebration will begin with a student/alumni Career Networking Lunch on Friday afternoon. The goal of this lunch is to give current IPVS students a chance to hear career advice and be inspired by IPVS alumni who are out in the community working and volunteering.

IPVS Alumni Reception – Friday, June 26
IPSV Alumni are invited to attend a special IPVS event before the reception at the Georgetown Alumni House that evening, which is open to all alumni.

Alumni Service Project – Saturday, June 27
The celebration continues into Saturday, when all alumni are invited to visit the new TFAS building and classroom located across the street from TFAS headquarters on New Hampshire Ave. Tour the new building, get a TFAS t-shirt and enjoy breakfast before volunteering at the Dupont Circle neighborhood school, Ross Elementary, which is located a few doors down from TFAS.

The IPVS spirit will carry throughout 2009, as TFAS challenges each Alumni Chapter to plan at least one service activity in their community. This service project challenge will be chronicled in our December 2009 publications with photos and stories of those we’ve helped. If you do not live near a chapter and would like to organize an activity in your city, please contact alumni@TFAS.org. All international alumni interested in planning a service project should contact Michelle Jeffress at michelle@TFAS.org.

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of IPVS, this year TFAS will launch a community service award to be given to an outstanding alumnus who is currently making a difference in their community. The award recipient can be an avid community volunteer, a non-profit employee or an active donor and should embody the values of IPVS. The award will be open to all alumni, not just IPVS alumni and will be presented on Friday, June 26 during Alumni Weekend. If you know a deserving alumnus you would like to nominate or would like more information on this award, please contact alumni@TFAS.org.

We are currently looking for IPVS alumni to serve on the host committee and for volunteers to lead the service project in DC. If you would like to get involved in any of the IPVS 10th Anniversary activities, please contact alumni@TFAS.org.



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