Class agents are essential to the success and future growth of the Darden enterprise. They serve as the key fundraising volunteers for their classes and work alongside their class secretaries to promote the importance of unrestricted giving to the Darden Annual Fund, with the ultimate goal of increasing alumni giving, participation and engagement. In seeking support for the Darden Annual Fund, class agents help their classes achieve their yearly goals and build support for the core needs of the School and the overall Darden community.
If you wish to volunteer as a class agent or have questions about ways to volunteer for Darden, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Headd (MBA '12) and Jordan Mixter (MBA '12)
Why did you become a class agent?
Scott: So that I could connect with classmates, faculty, and the administration to reflect on our two year experience and build the foundation for a lifetime commitment to Darden.
Jordan: My background is in fundraising, and I worked in development for four years before coming to Darden. Unlike many of my classmates whose previous work experience allowed them to hold accounting study sessions or DA tutoring lunches, I felt rather unhelpful the majority of my time at Darden. When I learned about the Class Agent position, I knew it would be a great opportunity for me to leverage my past experience and skill set to contribute to my class and to the school.
Why is giving back to Darden important to you?
Scott: I follow in the footsteps of so many before me that have generously given and sacrificed to provide me with a world class educational experience. Giving back to Darden is my way of expressing my appreciation and contributing to a legacy of excellence that can only be achieved by continuous reinvestment.
Jordan: Giving back to an institution that has done so much for me is something I am happy to do. Nonprofit organizations rely on the kindness and generosity of donors and as long as I am in a position to do so, I hope to be supportive.
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