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Young Alumni Council


The Young Alumni Council (YAC) is composed of graduates from the last ten years, working together to enrich the lives of current students and recent graduates through programming, social and professional networking, volunteering, and philanthropy. These opportunities assist young alumni in their transition from a collegian at Illinois Wesleyan and lay the foundation for a relationship with their alma mater that lasts a lifetime.



The Young Alumni Council strengthens the bond between alumni of the last decade and their relationship with Illinois Wesleyan. The YAC are champions for IWU and its brand. They promote events, provide a network for young alumni, and assist in the transition from student to alumni by providing engagement opportunities and connections. These efforts enrich the experience of the Alumni Association for our young alumni.

  • Conceptualize and plan regional and on-campus YAC-specific events. 
  • Strengthen attendance at regional and on-campus alumni events.
  • Share regular social media posts engaging young alumni with relevant content about special events, giving campaigns and networking opportunities.
  • Increase communication efforts by improving response rates and dialog with IWU’s Office of Alumni Engagement.
  • Grow young alumni giving in overall dollar amount and participation.
  • Fully fund the Young Alumni Council Giving Circle each year.
  • Create programming to assist current students and recent graduates with professional and personal development. 
  • Identify creative ways to assist current students and recent graduates in the transition to life after college.

  • Events
  • Marketing
  • Philanthropy
  • Student Support & Mentorship

For more information, email Amy Crumbaugh, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at