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Alumni Engagement: Leveraging Volunteers for Program Impact

August 28, 2017
2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, 12 pm Mountain, 11 am Pacific

Each year our community leadership organizations add more program graduates who become the volunteer leaders we require to keep our programs relevant and vibrant. From serving as board or cabinet members to greeting fellow alumni at events, our member organizations reach into our bag of tricks to engage alumni in our good work. And some programs are staffed entirely by volunteers, yet still reaping program and community impact. Join us to hear more about creating program impact through leadership alumni volunteers.


Elizabeth Prutch

Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation

Elizabeth Prutch Details

Elizabeth has been in the community and corporate relations industry for over 13 years. Her focus has always been around community engagement. She graduated from Leadership Denver in 2015, one of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundations programs and joined their staff in 2016. As the Manager of Alumni Engagement, Elizabeth’s focus has been on bringing the 4,500 plus alumni back in to the fold by reconnecting alumni, ensuring the Leadership Foundation stays relevant and providing continued opportunities for leadership growth to alumni.

Her main focus areas are a new web-based platform created specifically for alumni called The Network powered by Southwest and an Alumni Council compiled of 25 plus alumni. Between the opportunities coming from these two efforts, she feels strongly that the wide variety of alumni will find a way to connect and ultimately make a difference in the Denver community.


Matt Coupe

Leadership Rhode Island

Matt Coupe Details

Matt Coupe is the Alumni & Community Engagement Liaison at Leadership Rhode Island (LRI), where he started as a programs coordinator in 2014, as well as the founding board treasurer at Millennial RI. Matt attended Johnson & Wales University and spent his first two undergraduate years at their campus in Denver, Colorado. During this time, he also had the privilege to study internationally at IHM Business School in Gothenburg, Sweden and Sejong University in Seoul, South Korea. He finished his degree at Johnson & Wales in Providence and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a concentration in Finance. Prior to joining LRI, Matt worked in the special projects department at Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth in Lincoln, RI and spent a summer interning abroad in Waterford, Ireland with Hasbro, Inc. Originally from North Scituate, Matt is a proud Rhode Islander and alum of the College Leadership Rhode Island (CLRI) Class of 2012, a.k.a. the best class ever.