Student Philanthropy & Alumni Council


The Student Philanthropy and Alumni Council is dedicated to increasing student-alumni engagement and encouraging student giving.

Open to all registered students, the Council provides opportunities to give back to UMass Boston through volunteering on committees, fostering a culture of philanthropy, and serve as a link between the student and alumni community.

The Council enables students to

  • Have impact. Volunteer to assist other clubs with their events or fundraising endeavors. Help increase student presence at alumni gatherings.

  • Network with alumni. Attend exclusive alumni events and increase your professional network to include graduates of UMass Boston!

  • Have a campus voice. Give to the UMass Boston Fund at our annual Philanthropy Week, and vote on what program the money goes towards at the end of the year – scholarships, student success programs, individual colleges, and more

  • Be a leader. Lead the way in ensuring a bright future for UMass Boston through volunteering, student giving, and connecting with the alumni who have shaped the university into what it is today.

The Council helps students build their resumes and professional network, and make a positive difference in the lives of current and future students.

For further information, contact:
Kelly Westerhouse
617.287.5342

Dear Students, Alumni and Friends:

I am excited and honored to be the president of the Student Philanthropy and Alumni Council. 

As a recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship, philanthropy has made a remarkable difference during my college career.It is an honor to spread the word about the importance of giving back, so that students have resources, opportunities, and the chance to grow.

Finally, I am inspired by many of the alumni I have met and look forward to networking and connecting with the wider UMass Boston family through the Student Philanthropy and Alumni Council.

Thank you for your interest and support!


Alexandra Mazarakis '15
Council President

617.287.5330

617.287.5330

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Email: alumni@umb.edu

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