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


Your Power as Alumnus/Alumna


Sample Alumni Letter


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