Message from the President

Natalie Crawford

Welcome to 2013, to our twenty-first year, and to our revamped, all-digital edition of the Alumni Bulletin. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the issue on your monitors, tablets, smartphones, and other devices, and appreciate the many advantages of online communications.

I’m so pleased to share with you that in 2012, 268 new members joined the RAND Alumni Association, and that our total membership now exceeds 2,500. The growth is significant; in 2011, for instance, we welcomed 21 new members. So thanks for spreading the word.

I also want to share my gratitude for your ongoing generosity. Near the end of every calendar year, we ask members to consider RAND when planning their year-end giving. This year, we surpassed both the amount raised and the number of alumni who gave, and I thank you for coming through yet again.

Also of note: As of late January, we’re up to 182 “Likes” on our Facebook page. If you haven’t already joined, check us out at

Finally, I wanted to let you know that a new Alumni Directory has been posted on the RAA website. You can now search for your friends either by name or geographic location: Visit to access the directory, check your own listing, and find out how easy it is to submit updates.

Thanks again for all you do to support RAND and to make the Alumni Association a thriving and vital part of the RAND community.


Natalie Crawford
RAND Alumni Association