Alumni Leader and Volunteer Conference 2021


Tuesday, July 27

Purdue for Life and Alumni Engagement

8 PM // Matt Folk, President and CEO, and Jillian Henry, Vice President of Engagement; Purdue for Life Foundation

Hear about the vision of the Purdue for Life Foundation, the many ways we are reaching more alumni through our new structure, and opportunities to stay connected, get involved, and give back.

Wednesday, July 28

Check Out Our Networks and Clubs!

Learn how networks and alumni clubs function, and get tips on programming, best practices, outreach, and more. 

9 AM // International Networks Panel

9:45 AM // Affinity Networks Panel

10:30 AM // Alumni Clubs Panel

Special Events Sneak Peek

NOON // Lance Connolly

Get a sneak peek at upcoming fall and spring events, and learn more about the Purdue for Life Foundation’s Office of Special Events. 

Boilermaker Bragging: Events

12:45 PM // Panel

Get event tips from fellow volunteers—hear what worked, what didn’t, and what they learned.

The Importance and Benefits of Volunteerism

8 PM // Courtney Magnuson

Learn about the Purdue for Life Foundation’s newly created office of volunteerism that helps connect Boilermaker alumni, faculty, staff, and friends with opportunities to stay engaged with Purdue—giving back with time and talent—in ways that are meaningful and beneficial to the individual.  

Impacting the Next Generation

8:45 PM // Jimmy Cox

Discover the many ways alumni can impact Purdue students, from recruiting to mock career fairs to online mentoring and beyond. This interactive session is an opportunity to learn about volunteering and share tips for working with current students.

Thursday, July 29

Purdue’s Next Moves

11 AM // Jay Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity

Launched in April, Purdue’s Next Moves represents five new strategic imperatives. Learn how the Next Moves initiative will harness the power and the people of Purdue today to advance our University, community, and the world toward a safer, more sustainable, and equitable place.

Scholarship Fundraising

NOON // Scott Hinkel, Director of Development, Lyles School of Engineering

Look beyond silent auctions and raffles, and learn about a different approach to fundraising that will supercharge your efforts.

Boilermaker Bragging: Fundraising Through Engagement

12:45 PM // Panel

Bob Thorley, from the Purdue Alumni Club of Clinton County, will kick off this session with tips on how the club is successful in soliciting Purdue Day of Giving donations each year.

Boilermaker Athletics

8 PM // Tim House, Senior Associate Athletics Director and Assistant Vice President for Development

Learn how Purdue Athletics has met the challenges of the pandemic, and get an inside look at the importance of volunteerism.

Celebration: What a Year It’s Been!

8:45 PM

We have a lot to celebrate this year! Join us as we recognize outstanding volunteers and present the Boilermaker Pride Award.