In the autumn of 2011, a group of ten alumni backed by the ACS Board of Trustees launched an Alumni Fund for gifts to the College. The idea to establish such a fund came from the conviction that giving back to ACS will preserve its top standing among the best Bulgarian and international schools and will enhance further growth. The alumni group boasting members from 7 different classes and encompassing 18 years of ACS history took the first step by forming the Alumni Fund Advisory Committee (AFAC) in September 2011.
The Fund is an alumni-driven initiative, which aims to further engage the community of ACS graduates and allow them to allocate gifts to specific causes. In this way, graduates are able to have an impact on the overall development of the College and to contribute to aspects of the school that were an important part of their time at ACS. In addition, an accountability reporting process set up by the Advisory Committee enables donors to monitor how their funds are used and to receive periodical highlights of the College’s financial and academic performance.
The ACS Alumni Advisory Committee serves as the voice and face of ACS graduates in the Fund. The Committee is focused on the areas that are important to the alumni community, aims to exceed the high standards of accountability and reporting that come with alumni donating time and money and to ultimately engage as many fellow graduates as possible. Donations by ACS alumni have historically been low despite the impressive educational results of the College over the years. With the launch of the Alumni Fund and the proactive involvement of AFAC, this trend is reversing.
The Alumni Fund had its launch in the fall of 2012, the year in which ACS marked the 20th anniversary of its reopening.
For the 2016-2017 school year, the members of AFAC are as follows: Georgi Klissurski ’10 – Chair; Kalina Kourdova, '11 and Alexander Kanov '12 – Participation Sub-Committee; Hristo Popov ’01, Zara Rancheva '14, and Nicole Levakova '16 – Marketing Sub-Committee. They all look forward to your active participation, feedback, and assistance. For any questions or comments, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find all Alumni Fund reports HERE.
Class ‘11Participation Sub-Committee
Class ‘12Participation Sub-Committee
Class ‘01Marketing Sub-Committee
ACS Trustee and Former AFAC Chair
Former AFAC Member
Class ‘04Former AFAC Member
Class ‘05Former AFAC Member
Class ‘10Former AFAC Member
Class ‘11Former AFAC Member
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