Program Council is CONNECTION, pure and simple.
You want your
alumni (and parents, grandparents, friends) to be and feel
connected to your school.
A connected constituent is more likely to be supportive of the
school and its mission.
How can you forge that connection, and keep it strong?
where APC comes in…
APC is a national
nonprofit organization supporting and strengthening
the relationship between independent schools and their alumni.
Take advantage of low-cost, quick-response, user-friendly help
for professionals and volunteers.
There's no more re-inventing the wheel. Use real life examples to
improve your programs!
never has to be filtered or adapted from sessions aimed at the
needs of colleges
or other non-profit institutions. Our network of people and
information enables members to stay on top
of what is going on today in alumni programming.
Publications and resources will provide you with a steady stream
of fresh ideas
and the state of old faithful programs to help you keep your
program on track.
APC also exposes
you to programs and views
that will challenge your assumptions about working with alumni.
We'll show you what is out there, what works for some, doesn't
work for others.
Copy in total or take a small aspect that will enhance your
The more information
you have, the better your choices.
The Alumni Program
Council is a responsive, interactive resource for creating and
strong, effective alumni programs at independent schools. Members
and staff have been where you are,
and that's exactly why we're here, and what we have to bring to
the APC network.
You'll come to know the staff and the commitment
that no request goes unanswered, and no question or need
The Alumni Program
Council for Independent Schools (APC) seeks to advance the
educational mission of independent schools by providing their
alumni volunteers and professionals with a focused network for
the exchange of ideas. APC resources, networking and programs
stimulate active alumni involvement and support for schools. APC
is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is an
association member of the National Association of Independent
The rationale behind APC's
mission and programs:
- At almost all independent
schools there is a significant gap between income from
tuition and the actual cost of educating students, even
those that are 'full pay'. Giving from alumni and parents
bridges that gap.
- Dedicated school
professionals and alumni volunteer leaders work to craft
programs that keep all of their constituencies (alumni,
parents, grandparents, friends) connected to the school
and to each other.
- It is vitally important that
these professionals and volunteers have a personalized,
affordable network to exchange information year-round
about these programs and the challenges this type of work
- APC provides schools with a
unique interactive communication link via low cost,
highly accessible networking vehicles such as workshops,
directories, database reports, and resource materials.
- Diversity within the school
community is a priority at virtually all independent
schools. Generous scholarship programs make it possible
to include capable students from differing socioeconomic
and ethnic backgrounds, regardless of ability to pay.
Again, the responsibility to bridge the gap falls on
alumni and parents.
- If schools expect to attract
and sustain alumni loyalty and support, they need
cost-effective programs that compete effectively for
In the past 5
years, word of APC's program has spread.
During this time we doubled membership to more than 400 schools
in the U.S. and 5 other countries.
We have built a reputation as a targeted, informed, interactive,
and personalized program
focused on helping schools share and access information that they
need, when they need it.