Join the RGMC Alumni Organization!
Alumni Organization for RGMC? You asked. We listened. The Board said "Hell yes!”
Over the years, RGMC members, former members, and our audiences have been asking for the creation of an Alumni organization: a way for past chorines, guest performers and volunteers to keep connected and to help the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus grow and continue our mission for future generations.
Promoting Social Change Through Choral Excellence
What has the Alumni group done to start the work to establish a vibrant Alumni Organization since September 2014?
- Participated in the Pride Picnic to increase visibility.
- Hosted 3 open brunch events inviting all potential Alumni to come and reconnect - including a pre-concert scoop from our Artistic Director via conference call!
- Printed & distributed over 300 flyers with information about the Alumni organization and events.
- Advertised Alumni events in The Empty Closet. Set up a Facebook Page for RGMC Alumni.
- Recruited a new RGMC Board Member with extensive experience in Alumni organizations, as the liaison for our Alumni Group - Cristin Monahan
- Submitted plans for an Alumni section to be added to our website as part of an online revitalization of RGMC's presence.
- Received an unsolicited donation of $100 from an out-of-state Alumnus who loved the idea of an Alumni organization and wants to support this idea from afar.
- Laid the groundwork for a Legacy Giving Program enabling Alumni, as well as audience members, to use estate planning to help continue the vital work of RGMC for future generations - headed up by our Board Director, Todd Gustafson, Esq., an attorney specializing in this area of law.
If you want to be involved, participate, or support from afar, help us lay the foundations! We encourage you to reach out today to Cristin Monahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission, “Promoting Choral Excellence Through Social Change,” continues to serve as a compass for our future.
While many legal obstacles have been overcome in recent years, Trans* people still lack basic legal rights in New York State: this needs to change. For all generations of lesbians, gay men and bisexual and Trans* people, social stigma, family rejection, and employment and housing discrimination is still a reality. Our increasing visibility, and our affirmation and support of LGBT communities, from our immediate local communities to our global community, remain critical to saving lives. Choruses save lives.
The Board and the Alumni Group encourages you to connect and support our mission; it is as relevant today as it was when RGMC was founded in 1982. Connect with us on Facebook (“Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus Alumni”) and with our Alumni Liaison, Cristin Monahan, at email@example.com.
"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow."
--RGMC Alumni Group