Director of Annual Giving and Parent Relations Jared Weeden has been named the new director of alumni relations at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
August 23, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Jared C. Weeden, a 1991 Hobart graduate, has been named the director of alumni relations for Hobart College. He began working at the Colleges last July, as the director of annual giving and parent relations. During his year as director, the Annual Fund surpassed its goal for the first time in 10 years and broke an all-time record of dollars raised. Weeden helped guide the Annual Fund to a new participation record as well, including 575 donors who had never given to the Colleges before. Weeden and his team also managed a successful Reunion campaign which inspired a new record-level of giving while breaking individual class giving records for the 5th, 10th, and 20th Reunions. His team also developed a Web-based campaign that increased online giving by more than 300 percent.
Weeden comes from Lawrenceville, N.J., where he served as the associate director of The Lawrenceville Fund at The Lawrenceville School since 1998. Prior to that position he worked as a sales and marketing manager at Schieren Associates in Pottersville, N.J., and before that as a media coordinator for the American Stock Exchange in New York.
“Jared was the strong preference of those on the screening committee and many members of the Hobart Alumni Council,” said Michael J. Catillaz, vice president for institutional advancement. “He has just led the annual fund to its strongest year ever and will now utilize his skills to shape a program of alumni relations at Hobart.”
In addition to his work experience, Weeden has served as a volunteer in his community. He coached the Princeton Tiger Lilies, an elite girls' youth hockey program in New Jersey. Prior to his work with the Tiger Lilies he coached peewee hockey in Far Hills and spent a year as an assistant with The Lawrenceville School girls' varsity team.
While attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Weeden majored in political science. He also played hockey (D. Michael Hazelton '85 Memorial Award) and baseball, served on student council, was president of the Student Literacy Corps, was a member of Sigma Chi, and earned the status of a Benjamin Hale Scholar.
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