Were you happy to see your alumni at Homecoming? Then…tell them!
Homecoming season has pretty much come and gone. What if you told alumni who attended that you valued their presence? Something like:
Dear < NAME >,
Thank you: for coming home.
You contributed to a wonderful Homecoming celebration at < OUR SCHOOL >, and I want to tell you how your presence mattered and why we’re so glad you came back:
1. You represented the long arc of < OUR SCHOOL >, its reach and its history. We tell students that they are threads in a larger tapestry of life-changing experiences: past, present, and future. You were visible evidence…
2. You chose to be here. There are only nine or 10 fall weekends. All of them compete for your time – and yet you chose to spend one of your precious weekends here…
3. You left with a fresh perspective. I hope most of what you found here was encouraging and made you proud – perhaps proud enough to nudge a prospective student you know to check us out. And if you left with questions or concerns, I hope you’ll let me know. You are a valued shareholder in < OUR SCHOOL >, and if you contact me, I will respond.
For all these reasons, thank you so very much for coming home, and thank you for being a member of our community. We appreciate you!