Be an ambassador for SPS
Volunteers like you are a crucial part of our success. Our volunteer program is designed to forge connections among the form, and between the form, the School, and the alumni community. There are many ways to donate your time, whether you decide to be a form agent or form director, start a Pelican Network, or organize an SPS gathering. Explore the information provided here to discover how you can be an ambassador for SPS, or contact the Alumni Office at alumni@sps.edu or 603-229-4770.
In the fall of each year, volunteers are encouraged to attend the Alumni Volunteer Weekend held at the School. This meeting is devoted to discussions with the Rector, Trustees, Alumni Association leadership, faculty, and students; it serves to educate volunteers about current life at the School.

Form Director

Form directors are elected to facilitate connections among formmates and between formmates and the School. The form director represents his or her form on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association and is encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association in New York City in April of each year. Form directors are elected to a five-year term, usually just before their quinquennial reunion at Anniversary Weekend.
Form directors have these responsibilities:
  • Keep formmates up to date on the happenings at the School
  • Inform formmates of alumni events
  • Reach out to formmates during the year to collect formnotes for Alumni Horae
  • Support the Annual Fund by assisting the form agent(s) and by making their own gifts early in the fund year
  • Organize the form's reunion in partnership with the Alumni Office
  • Work with the Alumni Office to coordinate the election of his or her successor prior to the form's quinquennial reunion
For more information please review the form director job description.

Form Agent

The form agent is the principal fundraiser of the form. Form agents work in conjunction with form directors to orchestrate form donations to the Annual Fund.
Form agents have these responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the form director on form communications
  • Solicit gifts from formmates for the Annual Fund
  • Be leaders in the giving process by making their own gifts to the Annual Fund early in the year
  • Consider each formmate's giving history and assign an appropriate target gift for each
  • Send two appeal letters to formmates per fund year
  • Followup letters with phone calls to formmates to request target gifts
  • Write a thank-you note to each formmate who makes a gift
For more information please review the form agent job description.

FORMNOTE DEADLINES 2016-17

One of the duties of a form director is to reach out to formmates during the year and collect formnotes for publication in Alumni Horae. Below are the submission deadlines for the next four issues of the Horae. Please submit all formnotes to alumni@sps.edu.

Winter 2017 issue January 11, 2017
Spring 2017 issue March 24, 2017
Summer 2017 Anniversary June 12, 2017*
Fall 2018 issue September 11, 2017
*For both reunion reports and formnotes.

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

List of 10 items.

  • A Case For Annual Giving

    To assist you in your role, we have created an outline of Annual Giving at SPS, with fundraising details and ways in which the Annual Giving Office can support you in this important work for your form and for the School.
  • Agentsphere

    Agentsphere Volunteer Guide

    Agentsphere is a cloud-based application allowing web portal access to up-to-date contact and giving information. The program is easily accessible from a computer or a mobile device.
    AgentSphere supports fundraising efforts by providing current contact information, giving history, target ask amount, informal salutation, spouse information, and more – essentially everything you need in order to successfully carry out your assignments. It also allows pledges and updated contact information to be recorded and conveniently sent via an e-mail back to the Annual Giving Office for appropriate recording in the office database.
    This resource should provide timely information, as the data will be refreshed after every business day. It is intended to be a tool to help agents keep track of the process – who is going to make the ask, who has been asked, who remains to be asked, and what they have said.
    Each volunteer will be provided with a username and password. If you need your information, please contact your Alumni Resources Officer. Access to AgentSphere is at agentsphere.sps.edu.
  • Reunion Form Websites

    These pages will contain information such as contacts for all form volunteers, upcoming events, lists of lost formmates, and all information related to Anniversary Weekend. To access your page, go to www.sps.edu/[form year]. Do not hesitate to contact alumni@sps.edu with information you would like included.
  • SPS Admission Profile

    Click here for an updated look at SPS admission information.
  • SPS Alumni Demographics

    Click here for information on SPS alumni demographics.
  • SPS Alumni Mobile App

    Download the free app by searching "SPS Alumni" in the iTunes App Store and Android Market. You can use the app to search the alumni directory (with both list and map views), submit real-time formnotes, see upcoming alumni events, find reunion information, and more. The app is fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • SPS College Profile

    Click here for a profile of SPS college admission information.
  • SPS Directory Tutorial

    Click here for a tutorial on how to use the SPS online directory. 
  • SPS Financial Overview

    Click here for a look at the School's current financial overview. 
  • Staying Connected

    This helpful toolkit includes information on SPS social media outlets, navigating our website, and submitting formnotes for the Alumni Horae

CONTACT INFORMATION

Melissa Walters
Forms of 1934-1965, 1967
603-229-4782
mwalters@sps.edu
Mary Jo Hansen
Forms of 1966, 1968–1982
603-229-4886
mhansen@sps.edu
Tracey Perkins
Forms of 1983–2001
603-229-4786
tperkins@sps.edu
Angela Sepela
Forms of 2002-2016
603-229-4703
asepela@sps.edu

St. Paul’s School is committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of records contained in its information systems. The information in AgentSphere or sent to volunteers electronically is intended exclusively for purposes related to fundraising for St. Paul’s School. It is not to be used for private, commercial, political, or any other purpose not directly related to and approved by the School. This information is not to be shared with any other formmate, individual, or entity. We expect as an SPS volunteer you will be equally committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of such information.