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The Alumni 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?

That's just 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!

APC's information 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 program.
The more information you have, the better your choices.

The Alumni Program Council is a responsive, interactive resource for creating and maintaining
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 dismissed.

Mission Statement

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 Schools (NAIS).

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 brings.
  • 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 charitable dollars.

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.