Peer-to-peer advocacy is the engine of Brown's annual giving program. By serving as an annual giving volunteer, you amplify the impact of your philanthropic investment by asking your friends, classmates, fellow alumni, students, and/or family to join you in supporting annual, current-use giving to the University.

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The Leadership Council focuses on high-level philanthropy to the University through the Brown Annual Fund. Since its inception in 2001, annual leadership contributions have grown from $5 million to $34 million.

Leadership Council members are nominated to serve by invitation from the University President.

For more information, contact:

Kelsey Nagel 
Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Giving
+1 (401) 863-3315
[email protected]

Including both Young Alumni Class and Senior Gift committee members, the Young Leadership Council helps grow the philanthropic efforts of the Annual Fund's youngest supporters.

For more information, contact:

Carolyn Haddad '14 
Assistant Director, Class & Constituent Giving
+1 (401) 863-6317
[email protected]

Reunion and Class volunteers foster the unique energy of each class to encourage leadership giving and increase participation to the Brown Annual Fund. They rally classmates to send a powerful message of commitment to their alma mater in the form of their Reunion Class Gift.

Young Alumni (Classes of 2007–2020) Class Committees

Young Alumni Class Committee volunteers play a critical role in strengthening the future of Brown by increasing young alumni participation through the Annual Fund at all giving levels.

Comprised of current students, the Student Philanthropy Council strives to build a strong future for the University by educating undergraduates about the impact of philanthropy on Brown and encouraging a culture of altruism on campus.

To get involved, contact:

Amanda Talbot
Associate, Next Generation Giving
+1 (401) 863-9835
[email protected]

This student-led effort encourages the senior class to give back to Brown through the Annual Fund, allowing them to leave an unforgettable impression on College Hill.

To get involved, contact

Nadia Baum
Annual Giving Officer
+1 (401) 863-1144
[email protected]

Through their philanthropic support and volunteer outreach, members of the Parents Leadership Council have made the Parents Annual Fund the top family giving program in the Ivy League.

To get involved, contact:

Laura Smith ’06
Director of Parent and Family Giving
+1 (401) 863-3941
[email protected]

Members of the Brown Annual Fund Executive Committee are leaders of their respective Annual Fund committees, serving as a critical conduit for communication and sharing of philanthropic strategies to benefit the University.

To learn more, contact:

Amanda Lazarus
Director of Annual Leadership Giving
+1 (401) 863-7312
[email protected]

The Sport Associations for each of Brown's teams have a mission to develop meaningful connections across the entire Brown community, foster positive energy and financial support for the athletics programs, and provide mentorship and career networking opportunities for current student-athletes.

To get involved, contact:

Matt Altum
Associate Director, Brown Sports Foundation
+1 (401) 863-9674
[email protected]

Ed Roskiewicz
Associate Director, Brown Sports Foundation
+1 (401) 863-3639
[email protected]

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