Welcome to our updated Alumni hub! I’m delighted to share some highlights and updates with you. In 2018, we welcomed the wonderful Kate Merritt, our new Director of Advancement, to the JTD family. We are beyond lucky to have her! Additionally, we had our first Class Ambassador meeting of the school year. I loved meeting our new Class Ambassadors and visiting with our Dye-hards. It was there I announced my new role as Class Ambassador Chair. I'm thrilled to be working so closely with Kate, our Alumni Manager Carolyn Crosson, and all of you.
I'm looking forward to visiting with even more Alumni at our upcoming events, including our School's 90th Birthday on February 1 and the Alumni Fair Day Luncheon later this year.
I just want to remind alumni, current and past parents and friends to consider a donation to our Annual Fund. Your gift to the Annual Fund allows us to recruit and retain our excellent faculty and staff, enhance our academic and extra-curricular programs and support our financial assistance program. Your name also appears in The Report on Philanthropy which is sent out each Fall.
Also, if you are interested in serving this school we all love, please read about some of the volunteer opportunities below and please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are actively recruiting Class Ambassadors, as well as, are always interested to hear personal and professional updates.
The main role of a class ambassador is to keep your classmates connected to JTD and to one another while maintaining a strong relationship with the School community. Scroll down to read the responsibilities of an ambassador and find the one for your class.
If you are interested in becoming a class ambassador for your graduating class, please contact Carolyn Crosson, Special Events and Alumni Coordinator.
Volunteering at the JTD Fair is a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates and faculty while helping out JTD. If you are interested in working a booth or rides at the Fair, please email Carolyn Crosson.
Are you interested in hosting an alumni event (happy hour, book club, etc.) in your city? Please contact Carolyn Crosson if you are interested in organizing an event for JTD alumni.
Alumni Class Ambassadors
The main role of a class ambassador is to keep your classmates connected to JTD and to one another while maintaining a strong relationship with the School community. Please see below for a list of class contacts. If you are interested in becoming a class ambassador, please contact Carolyn Crosson.
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Send out two annual emails to your class to collect class notes for the Greyhound Newsletters.
Send information to your class about School-wide events including Holiday Carols, the Fair and regional or local alumni events.
Assist in planning any class milestone Reunion events (i.e. 10, 20, 30-year Reunions).
Help update demographic information (such as mailing addresses and emails) for members of your class. Assist JTD’s Development Office by trying to find “lost” classmates.
If possible, attend two annual conference calls with Director of Development and Head of School.
Make an annual contribution to the Annual Fund (There is no minimum amount to give. We just want to ensure that 100% of our class representatives make a gift to the Annual Fund.)
Class Representatives are encouraged to send out one email asking their classmates to participate in the Annual Fund.
Write thank you notes to classmates that have contributed to the Annual Fund.
5-10 hours annually (including two annual conference calls)
Class Ambassador Position is a two-year commitment with an option to extend if desired.
Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.