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:

Yoni Sunshine
Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Giving
+1 (401) 863-2413


Young Leadership Council volunteers help grow the philanthropic efforts of the Annual Fund's youngest supporters.

For more information, contact:

Nadia Baum
Assistant Director, Young Alumni & Student Giving
+1 (401) 863-1144

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 Class Gift, both in and out of Reunion.

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.

For alumni 1 – 14 years out from graduation.

Comprised of current students, the Brown Annual Fund Student Committee 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. Student volunteer efforts culminate in the Senior Class Gift to the Brown Annual Fund.

To get involved, contact:

Jessi Samuel
Class Giving Officer
+1 (401) 863-3513


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:

Alison Kiely
Senior Parent Giving and Recognition Officer
+1 (401) 863-9561

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
Co-Executive Director, Annual Giving
+1 (401) 863-7312

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
Director of Development, Brown Sports Foundation
+1 (401) 863-9674

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

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