Office of Advancement

Alumni Volunteers

Class Ambassadors:

Class ambassadors (or agents) are the volunteer fundraising team that gives a personal peer-to-peer touch to the work of the Annual Fund. They play a crucial role in helping Oberlin remain fiscally strong and in maintaining the extraordinary resources that make an Oberlin education so unique. Class ambassadors work with staff members in the Office of Annual Giving to encourage alumni giving every year, and to increase giving participation among the general alumni body.

What’s Expected:

  • Set an example by making a gift to the Oberlin Annual Fund
  • Participate in one or more volunteer activities during the year (peer-to-peer fundraising, stewardship, contact update outreach, etc.)
  • Be knowledgeable about the Annual Fund and its importance for Oberlin College and Conservatory students. 

Thank you, Class Ambassadors:

We appreciate the dedicated efforts of our Class Ambassadors.  Your diligent work, enthusiasm, and passion strengthen your classmates’ relationships with Oberlin and help raise important funds, transforming the lives of our students.  Thank you for making a difference.

For more information on how to become a class ambassador, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at or call (800) 693-3167.

Class Presidents

Class Presidents and Vice Presidents are selected by their classmates every five years. Presidents write a letter to their classmates each fall, giving an independent overview of Oberlin and alumni activities to help keep the alumni in each class engaged. They also help recruit a Reunion Planning Committee of classmates to assist in the planning of reunion activities and events.

Alumni Recruiting Network

The interaction alumni have with prospective students is critical in bringing Oberlin to live and in ultimately encouraging a student to apply and enroll at Oberlin. Volunteers can help by representing Oberlin at a college fair, by speaking with students at receptions, and by interviewing students. More information, including the Alumni Recruiter Information Form, is available online at the Alumni Recruiting Newtwork.