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Young Alumni Philanthropy Council

From Michael Graehler, Chair of the  UK College of Engineering Young Alumni Philanthropy Council:

Start your 2021 on a high note – join the new UK College of Engineering Young Alumni Philanthropy Council!

Join your fellow young alumni to make a difference in the College and build your engineering network! By joining this Council, you can connect with the College’s top alumni leaders on the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Philanthropy Committee. You will also get an opportunity to mentor current engineering students, serve as an alumni ambassador, and network with other young engineering professionals.

There has never been a better way to give back to the College that gave you so much—and have fun with other engineers while doing it!

Applications are closed for 2021. Check back on January 3, 2022 to apply to join next year's class.


What is the Young Alumni Philanthropy Council?

The purpose of this Council is to assist in the fulfillment of the mission of the College of Engineering Office of Alumni & Philanthropy. Their mission is to inspire supporters to create a world that works by providing life-changing opportunities for future generations.

Am I eligible to join? How can I get involved?

This Council is open to any engineering graduate under 40 years old as of January 4, 2021. There are no term limits; however, the year you turn 40 will be the final year you can serve. 

What are the expectations of Council members?

To be considered an active member of the Council, you must donate $1,000 to UK College of Engineering each year that you serve. This can be paid in monthly installments of approximately $83/month. All donations will be pooled, and Council members will vote on what the funding supports each year. Additionally, you must serve as an Alumni Ambassador or an Alumni Mentor. Finally, you must attend at least one of two meetings on campus per year (meetings will be virtual during COVID-19).

Timeline for 2021

January 4 – February 1, 2021: Applications are open for the inaugural class
April 22-24, 2021: Spring Council meeting
October 2021: Fall Council meeting (exact dates TBD)
*Timeline is subject to change


Christie Workman, Assistant Regional Director of Philanthropy