The Light - An Alumni Publication Summer 2015 - Page 29
A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
OF ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT
Over the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting alumni
gatherings in Washington, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Detroit,
Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Los Angeles.
The enthusiasm for reconnecting has been truly remarkable. YFU alumni are
happy to be reconnecting and excited to get as involved as they can.
The theme for this edition of The Light is YFU for Life – Continuing the Legacy. Hearing
firsthand the stories of nearly 250 alumni who have attended recent receptions and
through the words of our alumni contributors in these pages, there is no question
in my mind that YFU has the power to change lives and create legacy.
Finally, alumna Mary Katherine Pulliam, survivor of a traumatic brain injury, reminds
us why it is important to tell our stories. She writes, “I’m really happy that my story
is so helpful and inspiring to others. I’ve had so many people share my story, and
if my hard-work and dedication influences others to change their lives and try
new things (especially if it can help the future of YFU), I am 100% for it!”
Thank you for your efforts! As always, please contact me directly
if you are interested in getting involved in any way!
Director of Alumni Engagement
The Light welcomes your
comments and feedback, as well as
submissions for future editions.
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