What is the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College (AADC) Annual Appeal?

Throughout our 100+ year history, the AADC has been known as an alumnae-created, alumnae-led, alumnae-driven, and alumnae-supported organization.

When the Class of 1922 graduated as the first class of New Jersey College for Women, they established the Associate Alumnae of NJC. They asked alumnae to donate a penny a day — $3.65 a year – to fund the new organization for mailings and meetings. Their effort has evolved into today’s AADC Annual Appeal, a yearly fundraising drive that maintains and enhances our independent alumnae association. Gifts to the AADC from alumnae and friends enable us to offer a variety of enriching programs for alumnae that keep connections between Douglass women alive and thriving. 

What Do My Gifts to the AADC Annual Appeal Impact?

Unrestricted AADC Annual Appeal gifts are used to keep our AADC Mission in Motion. through life-long learning opportunities, fostering alumnae connections both near and far and strengthening our alumnae community for members of all ages.

The Women’s Life-Long Learning Initiative
  • The AADC Alumnae Mentoring program pairs an alumna seeking career or life-balance guidance with an experienced alumna who has “been there.” Both mentors and mentees find great value in the relationship and its intrinsic trust between Douglass alumnae. You might make a new friend!·     

  • The Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium began in 2016 with the help of its name-sake benefactor.  It is a day of learning and growth, as expert presenters from all fields share their guidance and best practices to promote alumnae success and sharpen professional skills.·        

  • AADC “Smart Talks” are brief and vibrant talks on diverse topics of interest to alumnae. Past topics include genealogy research, debt reduction, identity theft protection, and women’s health and wellness.

Connecting Alumnae by Region and Interest
  • AADC Regional Alumnae Connection Groups and Affinity Networks provide forums for alumnae from similar geography or interests to engage, connect, learn from one another and have FUN.

  • AADC publications, such as Monthly Enews, the AADC Newsletter for Alumnae and Friends and Class Notes to catch up on all the latest news from your classmates are circulated electronically on a periodic basis.

AADC Traditional Programs

Our traditional programs include our popular AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend held each spring, AADC Celebrates Founders Day, our annual lectures by distinguished speakers and celebrating alumnae with special awards.  

AADC Alumnae Fellowships

AADC Alumnae Fellowships are provided by gifts from donors who recognize the importance of graduate education and want to support alumnae seeking advanced degrees. Applications are accepted each year.

AADC Excellence in Inclusion and Equity Initiative

We celebrate inclusion and diversity and tackle timely issues through incisive talks, inclusion and equity workshops and resources to educate alumnae and friends about antiracism and equity. Participants will learn how to take action and to be leaders for change within their spheres of influence.  

Volunteer and Leadership Training and Assistance

Get involved with more than 400 volunteers who power the AADC. From Class Officers to volunteers and our committees who focus on finance, governance, memorabilia, enhancing alumnae connections through technology, to a myriad of other strategic focus areas, volunteers are what make the AADC truly alumnae-driven. In turn, they get the chance to learn new skills and take on leadership roles.

Why Does the AADC Need My Support?

As a the AADC is an independent, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization and your AADC Annual Appeal gifts directly impact the quality of the leadership, educational, and enrichment programs we offer. It solely supports AADC alumnae programs and initiatives.*

How can I make a gift to the AADC Annual Appeal?

Just click on the button below to donate at our secure, online giving page. You can choose to make a one-time donation or a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. If you prefer, you can mail a check payable only to the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College or AADC with Annual Appeal written in the memo section and mail to AADC Annual Appeal, 181 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. For other giving options, questions, or to donate by phone, please visit ways to give or call us at 732-246-1600 Ext.14.


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