Message from the RAA President

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It is with tremendous appreciation that I watched our inaugural Alumni Impact Fund meet and surpass its $100,000 goal earlier this year. More than 200 alumni made a gift, and the success of our first official campaign demonstrates that gifts of all sizes really do matter when we work together. It is so very gratifying to serve as president of this deeply committed and generous Alumni Association.

This summer, researchers from throughout the organization submitted proposals for consideration. RAND’s president and CEO, Michael Rich, narrowed the submissions to those with the highest potential to make a difference and the strongest action plan for doing so. During the second week of October, every single contributor to the Alumni Impact Fund will be invited to participate in selecting the project(s) that would benefit most from the boost in visibility and availability that impact funds could provide.

Thank you again for your ongoing involvement and generosity. Michael and I look forward to sharing the results of the vote with you in late October.

Natalie Crawford

Natalie Crawford
RAND Alumni Association