Alumni

As alumni, you have a unique opportunity to encourage positive change within colleges and universities. Your donor dollars are absolutely vital to endowment growth and often provide the funds for the operating budget. This gives you particular influence on university policy. The resources below offer a few ways to exercise that influence. 

For more detailed information on the financial case for fossil fuel divestment and responsible reinvestment, check out our financial studies page

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Your Power as Alumnus/Alumna

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Sample Alumni Letter

   

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Apr 15, 2014
 After a year and a half of campaigning, Pitzer students have won the most comprehensive divestment plan yet. Among many other initiatives, Pitzer has now pledged to: Divest their endowment from fossil fuels by the end of this year Incorporate environmental and social governance factors into their investment decisions Start a Pitzer...
Apr 14, 2014
  There is movement around responsible investment at Middlebury College. In direct response to pressure from students calling on the university to divest it's endowment of the 200 largest fossil fuel companies, Middlebury is making significant investments in ESG funds. In an email this Monday April 7th, President Ron Liebowitz wrote,...
Apr 10, 2014
Written by Julia Ho, student at Washington University Student support doubles overnight As Day Three of the Washington University student sit-in to cut ties with Peabody Energy began this morning, the campaign is growing. Over 40 students slept in tents under the Brookings Archway last night, doubling the number from...

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