A Message from the President of A4, October 2012
Dear A4 Member,
As we enter our second decade of serving the Asian and Asian American Alumni of Brown, A4 is committed to the values upon which our organization was founded: unity, awareness, growth, leadership and communication. We have had many successes these past 10 years and there are so many individuals to thank that I am going to refrain from listing them all for fear of forgetting someone!
A4 continues to make significant strides. Last year, A4 alumni banded together to raise $250,000 to establish the first ever A4 endowed scholarship. Thank you to all A4 alumni who donated their time, energy, and money to make this a reality. What an achievement! Last year also saw the debut of our newsletter, “Brown Rice,” and the coming together of alumni for the first ever A4 West Coast Retreat in San Francisco. Both of these accomplishments are vehicles to build, strengthen, and maintain our connections with each other and with the Brown community.
This year, the A4 leadership will be hard at work to do more, having set out the following goals and objectives for 2012-13:
- Expand the Board of Governors from 9 to 12 to reflect our growing diversity
- Unite and give voice to our community by focusing and advocating on issues we have in common
- Increase the number of Lunar New Dinners throughout the U.S. and beyond
- Plan and host the first ever Diwali dinner with the goal of making these dinners a part of A4’s annual programming
- Increase the number of newsletters from 2 to 4
- Create the first ever A4 Outstanding Alumni Award
- Recognize graduating seniors with a Commencement gift from A4
- Expand our reach through the 2nd Annual A4 West Coast Retreat
Remember – fulfillment of these goals cannot be realized without your involvement. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Governors, want to help plan an event and/or want to learn more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric C. de los Santos ‘89