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Bren Connect Initiative

"Bren-felt" thanks for your contributions to Bren Connect! In our initiative to raise
$32,000 by June 30, over 200 alumni contributed in about a month, more than
 average annual Bren alumni giving over the past 3 years.
 Read our thank you letter to alumni here.

Together we raised just over $11,000 for Bren Connect, enough to get started on building
out this powerful tool for our community. This means we will implement Bren Connect in a phased approach--and it means it's not too late to give if you have not already.

Learn more about Bren Connect below, and thank you for helping keep Bren strong!


Above: Bren Staff members Rebecca Webb, Beth Pitton-August,
Kristi Birney, Dave Parker, and Monica Illes


For 20 years, the Bren community has expanded and forged connections, creating a vibrant network of solution-seekers committed to supporting each other and bettering our world.

As our community has grown, we have heard from many alumni asking for a better way to connect with each other to recruit, collaborate, and network. On the staff end, we have dealt with challenges around enhancing services for and keeping in touch with a growing alumni base.

We are currently working to deliver a Salesforce-powered solution called Bren Connect, an upgrade to Bren's existing online community with a number of benefits you can learn about here.

Please consider joining us by donating to Bren Connect today--in doing so you will be helping to harness the power of the Bren community for generations to come. Thank you for your support.

Keeping the Bren community strong,
Bren Alumni Advisory Council (BAAC)
Bren Career Development & Alumni Relations Team
Bren School Class Chairs (Select Classes)
Bren School Staff



We are seeking to raise $32,000
to help launch and 
sustain Bren Connect. We would be deeply grateful for your support--

any contribution is significant and greatly appreciated. If we were to get 
$25-$50 (or more) from each of our alumni, the impact would be huge and
would go a long way toward making our goal a reality.


 Learn why these members of the Bren community 
are supporting Bren Connect: 



Bren Alumni Council

Hear from John Onderdonk (MESM '03) on behalf of the Bren Alumni Advisory Council (BAAC).

Read John's Letter

Bren Career Team

Learn more from Dave Parker, 20-year Director of Bren's Career Development & Alumni Relations Program.

Read Dave's Letter

Bren Class Chairs

Read a message of support from Fahmida Ahmeda (MESM '06 Class Chair) for the Class of 2006.

Read Fahmida's Letter

Bren School Staff

 Hear from the Career Development & Alumni Relations Team and all Bren Staff as we get closer to June 30.

Read the Staff's Letter



Bren Connect
 is an online tool that will directly serve the entire Bren alumni community 
through a number of user-friendly features. Additionally, it will create efficiencies for Bren staff 
through an improved 
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system on the backend.

With Bren Connect, alumni will be able to better connect to career resources and each other, and
staff will be able to provide better services, as for the first time we will have connectivity across units 
and consolidated data storage (from countless spreadsheets and other platforms, including Career
Development & Alumni Relations Director Dave Parker's head!).


6 features that will directly benefit alumni:

3 features that will enhance career and alumni services behind the scenes:

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