On March 27, Joe Butcher (OFTW Alumni Relations) had a conversation with Annique DeWitt (WG14), a BCG consultant and former OFTW Student Ambassador, to discuss her experience with OFTW post-graduation, including the success she has had with BCG matching her donations made through OFTW.
Annique was glad to hear that OFTW is increasing its interaction with the Wharton Alum that signed the pledge and are currently donating 1+% of their income. Through this interaction, Annique believes that OFTW will be able to more accurately capture the total amount that Wharton graduates are donating to charity and showcase the impact that these donations are having on the world. Moreover, Annique believes that the more OFTW can articulate how many people are involved and how much is being donated, the more likely it is for others to sign the pledge and join the initiative. Annique is excited about OFTW’s plans for this year’s pledge signing and is looking forward to seeing what percentage of this year’s class decides to join the initiative. The OFTW Alumni Relations team will be sending out an additional newsletter after pledge week is complete to share these results.
In regards to matching, Annique had little difficulty in coordinating with her office’s finance department to have her donations matched. According to Annique, one item that would make this process more seamless would be if OFTW sent individual year-end summaries of the donations received through OFTW’s donation platform (Network for Good) to each donor. As Joe Butcher and Gundeep Kaur further develop communication with alumni, the OFTW team will explore the possibility of simultaneously sending individual summaries with an enclosed newsletter, highlighting the year’s activities and showcasing the impact that initiative had over the course of the year.
OFTW would like to thank Annique for taking the time to talk with us about her experience and thoughts on improving this initiative. If any OFTW alumni have any additional suggestions or would like to be included in future newsletters, please contact Joe Butcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.