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Alumnae Leadership Council

Since 1970, women have played a vital role in shaping Colgate University and recently established the Alumnae Leadership Council.
Alumni and current students speak at the Senior Class Brunch.
The council has emerged at an important moment in the life of this university. Guided by its strategic plan, Colgate is capitalizing on its strengths and identifying new opportunities to build an unparalleled undergraduate environment. Council members support the process by:
  • championing and stewarding the Alumnae Leadership Fund, which provides imperative financial aid and programmatic income
  • meeting and mentoring current students and leadership fund scholarship recipients
  • modeling for future alumnae the kind of volunteerism that advances Colgate’s excellence
  • gathering annually to discuss current issues in higher education and the challenges that face Colgate today
On behalf of the Alumnae Leadership Council and Colgate University, it is my pleasure to invite you to learn more about the council by contacting me, another council member, or our staff liaison, Lauren Nugent Spencer '02.

Peg Flanagan ’80
Colgate Board of Trustees Emerita
Founding Member, Alumnae Leadership Council 

The Alumnae Leadership Endowed Fund

Established in 2005 by the Alumnae Leadership Council to support strategic initiatives that will position Colgate as the nation’s leading liberal arts university.  Specifically, the Fund will support efforts to renew the commitment to produce ethical and moral leaders who inspire others through clear communication, the power of information, and the ability to lead others and communities in a common purpose.

Eighty (80) percent of the annual support shall be used to provide financial assistance for one or more students at Colgate with preference given to students with strong academic records and excellent leadership experiences and skills.    

Twenty (20) percent of the annual support shall be used to provide funds for emerging and existing student organizations and leadership programs that exemplify the residential life mission.

Alumnae Leadership Council Information

Members as of October 17, 2018

  • Ashley E. Aitken-Davies ’01
  • Pamela Andersen ’88, P’16
  • Laurel S. Andretta ’83, P’12
  • Angela C. Anglum ’77, P’13
  • Patricia Apelian Aitken ’76
  • Nancy R. Baird ’77
  • Jeanine R. Borthwick ‘90
  • Katie Bradford ’02
  • Susan McNally Brakeley ’76, P’08
  • Jaclyn J. Broad ’90
  • Gretchen V. Bruce ’83, P’11
  • Anne W. Brummer ’85, P’16
  • Elizabeth Buchbinder ’77
  • Gretchen H. Burke ’81, P’11, ’20
  • Elizabeth W. Butler ’94
  • Sally M. Campbell ’80
  • C. Ann Chao ’82
  • Christine J. Chao ’86, P’21
  • Alison Kiley Chaput ’94
  • Debra A. Ciampi ’73, P’07
  • Laurel A. Coben ’82, P’19
  • Melissa J. Coley ’79
  • Susan M. Collins ’86, P’15
  • Christine Cronin Gallagher ’83
  • Marianne Crosley ’80, P’16
  • Beth T. Dalrymple ’90
  • Sally Moran Davidson ’84, P’13
  • Lara DiCorpo ‘93
  • Amy E. DiSibio ’86, P’18, ’21
  • Lauren P. D’Onofrio ’82, P’16
  • Debra A. Duarte ’81, P’15
  • Theresa Donahue Egler ’77, P’07, ’11
  • Linda U. Feuss ’78
  • Raina H. Fishbane ’84
  • Margaret A. Flanagan ’80
  • Melissa S. Fleming ’85, P’21
  • Jeanne C. Foussard ’82, P’16, ’18
  • Susan Blazar Friedman ’78, P’11
  • Julia S. Gilbert ’94
  • Robin I. Gottesman ’78, P’05
  • Anita Grover ’74, P’14
  • Lauri Curtis Hadobas ’77
  • Kari J. Halkyard ’87, P’20
  • Elizabeth Hartman ’80, P’10
  • Linda J. Havlin ’72, P’10
  • Nancy Campbell Herling ’81, P’08, ’09, ’12
  • Kimberly Huffard ’87
  • Becky B. Hurley ’81, P’12, ’12
  • Gwendolyn S. Iloani ’77
  • Karen S. Jahns ’88, P’20
  • Kelly E. Johnson ’94
  • Amy F. Jurkowitz ’85, P’17
  • Janie S. Kass ’81
  • Melissa B. Kepner ’88
  • Patricia Kiernen Applegate ’74
  • Jane C. Kilcullen ’79, P’09, ’11
  • Pamela P. Kindler ’76, P’04 ’08, ’12
  • Judith Myers Kollevoll ’82
  • Ann M. Kurtz ’77, P’16
  • Kimberly L. Larsen ’89, P’21
  • Nora Gleason Leary ’82
  • Christine Piliponis Lenehan ’72
  • Jane H. Lewis ’77
  • Lee Anne Luing ’88
  • Amy Vullo MacMillan ’83
  • Catherine MacNeil Hollinger ’83
  • Susan V. Mahoney ’73, P’12, ’14
  • Gretchen Menzies ’93
  • Sophie M. Murphy ’89
  • Laurie Y. Murphy ’78
  • Alison H. Neisloss ’81, P’15
  • Meghan R. Nelson ’91
  • Patricia T. Nozell ’81, P’10, ’11
  • Lisa Oppenheim Schultz ’85, P’15, ’18
  • Cynthia J. Perry ’74
  • Lynna M. Pollard ’78
  • Amy N. Price ’93
  • Kristen J. Ramsey ’90
  • Jennifer Rea ’82
  • Allison J. Rosen ’82
  • Patricia Rubin Sacks ’79, P’13
  • Karen P. Shahidi ’88, P’19, ’21
  • Finley Shaw ’95
  • Janet L. Sherlund ’77
  • Margaret M. Simonetti ’80
  • Lorie A. Slutsky ’75
  • Laurene F. Small ’78
  • Jane Solomon ’83
  • Joanne D. Spigner ’76
  • Patricia L. Spindel ’79, P’11, ’17
  • Susan J. Strothmann ’82
  • Kerry Strong ’85, P’18
  • Carolyn J.A. Swift ’75
  • Kimberly J. Taylor ’80, P’20
  • Sandra M. Trobman ’89
  • Kathleen Lewis Tyree ’83
  • Kimberly E. Veber ’89, P’20
  • Catherine L. Weyerhaeuser ’79, P’09
  • Lee Woodruff ’82, P’13
  • Laura M. Wright Treadway ’99
  • Judith A. Yavitz ’78, P’12, ’14

Contact Information

Chair

Liz Buchbinder '77
lbuchbinder@colgate.edu

Lauren Nugent Spencer '02
lspencer@colgate.edu