April 2015
 In this issue:
Come Home to CMC for Alumni Weekend
Endeavor to be Awarded the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership
Alumni Association Board of Directors Ballot

Come Home to CMC for Alumni Weekend in May

It’s common knowledge that the familial bond between CMC and our alumni is strong, extending across generations and spanning decades. And perhaps nowhere is that special relationship more visible than on Alumni Weekend, which occurs this year from May 1–3.

“Alumni Weekend is all about reconnecting,” says Evan Rutter ’06, CMC’s director of alumni and parent relations. “The prime benefits are reconnecting with your alma mater, reconnecting with classmates from long ago, catching up with old friends, and meeting new CMC students. Also, for alumni who graduated in years ending with a ‘0’ or ‘5,’ this will be the first reunion held in conjunction with the other Claremont Colleges, and the first held during the academic year.”

Special activities include a wine tasting on Elm Tree Lawn at Scripps College, featuring alumni and parent wineries; golf with fellow alumni at Red Hill Country Club; an afternoon beer tasting during “Stag-a-palooza”; numerous Continuing Education seminars with alumni and faculty; an opportunity to meet President Hiram E. Chodosh at a town hall breakfast; and the chance to enjoy the ever-popular class dinners. Read more.

Endeavor to be Awarded the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

CLAREMONT, Calif., March 31, 2015 – When Javier Okhuysen and Carlos Orellana wanted to help prevent avoidable blindness in Mexico through state-of-the art, low-cost cataract surgery and eye care, they turned to Endeavor to help develop their business, salaUno. When Leila Velez sought help to grow her afro-Brazilian hair care business, Endeavor provided her with the necessary business tools and mentoring to realize her dream. Today Beleza Natural operates a chain of 24 salons and employs over 1,000 women. And when Sugianto Tandio determined his mission was to solve the waste and pollution problems that Indonesia faces, Endeavor afforded him access to a network of experts, helping to turn his company, Tirta Marta, into a leader in next generation eco-friendly plastics using Indonesia’s natural resources.

In recognition for its revolutionary work to provide support and mentorship to high-impact entrepreneurs such as Javier, Leila, and Sugianto, as well as some 1,000 others from 22 countries on five continents (including, most recently, two U.S. cities), who in turn have stimulated local economies through the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs, Endeavor has been named the recipient of the 10th Annual Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership. The Kravis Prize is among the world’s most prestigious awards for nonprofit leadership, akin to a Nobel geared specifically to this sector. Read more.

Alumni Association Board of Directors Ballot

Be on the lookout for the CMC Alumni Association Board of Directors ballot, which will be hitting mailboxes soon. Please be sure to submit your ballot and vote for your alumni leaders!