The University of Kentucky College of Engineering has launched a new way for young alumni to remain involved with the college and make a lasting impact.
The Young Alumni Philanthropy Council invites alumni under the age of 40 to assist the College of Engineering Office of Alumni & Philanthropy in its mission to inspire supporters to create a world that works by providing life-changing opportunities for future generations.
“Young alumni frequently ask how they can help the College of Engineering achieve its mission,” said Rudy Buchheit, Dr. Rebecca Burchett Liebert Dean of the College of Engineering. “This Council presents a great opportunity for them to materially support and influence the mission of the college.”
To join the Council, members must donate $1,000 each year to the college. All donations will be pooled, and Council members will vote on what the funding supports each year. Members will also get an opportunity to mentor current engineering students, serve as an alumni ambassador, and network with other young engineering professionals.
Michael Graehler Jr. (BSCE 2018) is serving as the Young Alumni Philanthropy Council’s inaugural Chair.
“By joining this Council, young alumni can connect with the college’s top alumni leaders on the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Philanthropy Committee,” said Graehler. “This is an exciting opportunity to join the inaugural class and help shape the impact this group can make on the college. There has never been a better way to give back to the college that gave you so much—and have fun with other engineers while doing it!”
The application period for 2021 runs from January 4 to February 1. Eligible applicants can apply here.
For more information, contact Christie Workman, Assistant Regional Director of Philanthropy, at Christie.Workman@uky.edu or 859-218-3506.