Volunteering

In my job as Director of Alumnae Relations at 91st Street, I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet so many alumnae of different generations and to renew, strengthen or create personal relationships with countless members of the Sacred Heart community.

And if you boil it down, powerful relationships are what Sacred Heart is all about; be it relationships with students, parents, faculty, administrators, RSCJs, alumnae, God or any combination of the aforementioned. It is testament to the strong foundation of faith, education and friendship instilled in every member of the community that we remain connected and continue to find so much in common with one another. The emotional and spiritual connection remains resolute.

I invite you to reconnect with Sacred Heart and renew your relationship with the school community by becoming an alumna volunteer. If you are interested in joining fellow alumnae in any capacity, please contact Taylor Curley, Alumnae Associate, or me at alumnae@cshnyc.org

Alumnae Board

The Alumnae Board is an elected body of 28 members representing all generations of 91st Street and affiliate alumnae. The Alumnae Board meets four times during the school year and assists in hosting all alumnae events. According to the bylaws, the purpose of this organization is to foster close relationships among all alumnae who have attended The Convent of the Sacred Heart School of New York ("91st Street") or any other Sacred Heart School and between Alumnae and the community of 91st Street. In addition, the Alumnae Association shall support the mission of 91st Street, as set forth in the Goals and Criteria of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States or as established by the Board of Trustees of 91st Street. A Sacred Heart School is any school or college that was affiliated with the Society of the Sacred Heart at the time the person in question attended it.

Alumnae Association Committee Volunteer

Alumnae Association committee volunteers assist the Alumnae Office and Alumnae Board Committees in coordinating annual alumnae events (e.g. social, educational, cultural, community service, fund raising and career networking events). Volunteers help to generate event ideas, identify speakers, encourage attendance and also help staff events. Our annual alumnae events include: Alumnae Angels Diversity Event, Mater’s Family Mass and Alumnae Reception, College-Age Alumnae Luncheon, Alumnae Photos with Santa, Christmas Cocktail Event with Current and Former Parents, Alumnae Authors’ Night, Alumnae Reunion, Alumnae Board/Senior Class Dinner and Alumnae Induction, among other fun events.

Alumnae Association Regional Event Hosts

Regional Alumnae event volunteers assist the Alumnae Office in coordinating regional 91st Street alumnae events throughout the country. Volunteers help to generate event ideas, entertain at their home or Club, identify speakers, encourage attendance and also help staff events. Encourage Sacred Heart alumnae to stay connected to each other in your own community and learn about the latest happenings at 91st Street at the same time.

Les Amies Reporters

The class notes section of Les Amies is probably the most well-read section of any magazine (or so we think)! It is one of the most important vehicles by which Sacred Heart alumnae stay connected with one another. It's where you read about the marriages, births, jobs, travels, service and achievements of your friends. Our Les Amies reporters serve a critical role in collecting and delivering class news and photos once per year.

Alumnae Annual Fund Class Captains

Volunteers can play an active role in raising critical funds for the school through the Alumnae Annual Fund. The Alumnae Annual Fund Class Captains focus on securing gifts and participation -based gifts from classmates and fellow alumnae). Gifts to the Annual Fund support the ongoing, annual needs of the school that make Sacred Heart the special place we cherish. Your participation is incredibly valuable to us. Help classmates and friends understand the importance of giving back to guarantee that future generations of alumnae will have their own memorable Sacred Heart experience.

Reunion Planning Volunteers

Reunion planning volunteers help the Alumnae Office plan class-specific activities during Reunion weekend. Their primary task is to encourage classmates to return to 91st Street for reunion festivities through personal notes, phone calls and emails. They also help plan class dinners or brunches outside of the official reunion luncheon and scheduled events at school. Reunion volunteers help to bring a unique class perspective to the planning process. Make your reunion experience a memorable one by serving as a reunion planning volunteer.

Alumnae Career Networking & Mentors

Wouldn’t you like to work alongside a fellow alumna? Career networking and mentoring volunteers provide a valuable service to both current students and fellow graduates. Our alumnae are women of grace and wisdom with ethics and optimism; sign up to help our alumnae with career advising, networking, summer jobs, internships and career opportunities. The contributions you can make as an alumna to the Sacred Heart student or graduate are immeasurable. Students and young alumnae are required to have a current resume to participate in the career networking program. Typically, the student or young alumna will contact the employed alumna initially by letter or e-mail and a follow up e-mail or telephone call is used to establish a mutually agreeable time to meet and discuss the student's or alumna's interests.

Career Networking Office-Visit Volunteer

Career Networking volunteers are alumnae who offer to have a current 91st Street student or group of students or college-age alumnae visit at their place of employment for one day, one-half day, or for an informational interview. The objective is for the student to get an inside view on the "world of work" and to explore a particular field of interest. Students bring varying levels of knowledge to the program, but all appreciate the opportunity to spend a day or an hour with a professional in his/her place of employment.