Class Leaders

Learn more below about what your class leaders do and how you can help.

Class President

The class president assists the Office of Alumnae Relations and Development through correspondence and engagement with her classmates. She works with the fund agent(s) to enlist help in calling, e-mailing, using social media and/or writing classmates to encourage attendance at Reunion. The class president works with the class secretary and class social media secretary to update the class Facebook page(s) and to promote the use of other social media to connect with classmates; works with the class secretary to develop a team to update class contact information for the AR&D office; and during Reunion weekend, presents the class gift; presides over the class meeting to conduct the election of new officers (including fund agents); and provides the alumnae relations and development office with a listing of the newly elected class leadership.

Help for Reunion planning will be provided to you by Rachel Pietsch. She can be reached at or 434-381-6163.

Fund Agent

The class fund agent is the officer of the class who creates a team of solicitors and administrates the calling of classmates for their best gifts on an annual basis. She directs the distribution of the call lists, ensures donor integrity by keeping all donor information confidential, completes reporting to the alumnae relations and development office and advises the office of problematic areas. Her efforts work in tandem with the efforts of other class officers.

If you need resources as a Fund Agent, please contact Emily Sadler ’18 at or 434-381-6289.

Class Secretary

The class secretary works with the Alumnae Relations and Development Office to be the primary communications author and connector for the class and maintains the accuracy of our contact data for each alumna in her class. The class secretary should send updates on the news and contact information from your class by emailing Your concise notes will be compiled and published. The class notes guidelines are provided by the College in a packet for all class secretaries.

Please contact Megan Sunwall if you need a copy of the Class Secretary Guidelines. She can be reached at or 434-381-6372.

Social Media Secretary

The class social media secretary coordinates regular updates on the class Facebook page if there is one. Updates may include promoting attendance at Reunion weekend, echoing news updates and social media messages from the College, and staying in touch with your class on social media platforms. The class social media secretary also encourages her classmates to create LinkedIn profiles connected to the Sweet Briar alumnae group.

Stewardship Officer

The class stewardship officer sends thank you notes, birthday greetings, and condolence cards to classmates and works closely with the class fund agent, class secretary and Alumnae Relations and Development Office.

Planned Giving Officer
The class planned giving officer encourages all classmates to make a planned gift to Sweet Briar and inform the College of their intentions. She also works closely with the class fund agent and Margaret Driscoll ’92, Director of Planned Giving in the Alumnae Relations and Development Office, who can be reached at

If you need more information about your current class leadership role or how to get involved, please contact Lee Anne Chaskes ’83, Director of the Sweet Briar Fund, at