The Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley remains the College’s most active alumni organization, one that is enormously indebted to its talented and energetic volunteer base. On occasion, we have volunteer and leadership opportunities available, and we’d warmly welcome your participation — in fact, we’d encourage it! Whether you’d like to become actively engaged, or just have a few hours here and there, there are myriad ways that you can become involved. If you spot a volunteer or leadership opportunity that piques your interest, please contact the chairperson listed below for more information!
Events have long been one of DAASV’s hallmarks. You can see from our Events page that the DAASV always has myriad event offerings and activities; however, we can always use help developing, organizing, and running our programs. If you are creative and have strong event planning skills, we’d love to hear from you. Join the committee.
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Silicon Valley (DENSV)
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Silicon Valley (DENSV) focuses on cultivating entrepreneurship among alumni, students, and faculty associated with Dartmouth, Thayer, Tuck and the Medical School. The mission involves fostering relationships among its DENSV members, helping educate each other about founding, operating, and financing entrepreneurial endeavors, and helping establish and grow the larger DEN network nationally. DENSV helps to fuel entrepreneurial activity throughout the Dartmouth community by acting as a catalyst for its members to learn from one another, share best practices, develop responsible leadership, and collaborate for mutual benefit. We invite you to get involved with DENSV, which has taken up the challenge to help further networking among members who share a common passion: entrepreneurship. Join the committee.
Young Alum Committee
Interested in organizing activities for fellow young alumni (the five most recent undergraduate classes), like pong tournaments, BBQs, broom hockey games, and professional/networking events? Join the committee.
Graduate School Alumni Committee
The Graduate School Alumni Committee is the local alumni leadership for Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth Medical School, and Dartmouth’s Arts & Sciences Graduate Programs. The committee advises the DAASV Board on how best to engage graduate school alumni with each other, as well as the larger Dartmouth Community. These leaders also work together to create their own events to engage alumni, and play an active role in events held for Graduate School alumni in the greater Bay Area. Join the committee.
Sponsorship plays an important role in the quality and diversity of DAASV event offerings and membership programs. Sponsors greatly benefit from a brand’s exposure to, and integration among, our membership audience. Interested in introducing your brand to our membership? Please contact our Sponsorship Committee Chairperson. Join the committee.Chair:
Jim Knopf Esq ’89.
Parents, be they alumni or not, are among the most enthusiastic Dartmouth supporters in the Silicon Valley. Some of you are new to the process of packing your child off to the “College on the hill”, while others are now experts at it. Parents routinely express an interest in getting together to share advice and revel in their children’s Dartmouth experiences, as well as their own. (After all, you will be getting to Hanover every now and then, won’t you?) Join the committee.
Membership (and Fundraising) Committee
Each year, membership contributions play a significant role in DAASV’s ability to plan high-value events and programs for our Silicon Valley and Bay Area audiences. As an entity that is independent from Dartmouth College, DAASV survives on the generosity of our local alumni. This committee is charged with designing and executing both our new and renewal membership campaigns. Join the committee.
The role of the Audit Committee is to assist the DAASV Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process; the system of internal control over financial reporting; the audit process, and the Club’s process for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations.
The responsibilities of the Audit Committee include the review of candidates to serve as independent auditors; financial reporting processes and audits of the financial statements; the internal audit program; summary audit results; Club compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and such other matters as shall be determined by the Board.
Teach for America Committee
The DAASV is proud to support our alumni currently involved in Teach for America programs throughout the Bay Area. The TFA Committee meets regularly to help identify ways in which the DAASV can bring awareness to TFA, support our alumni involved with TFA, and monitor and allocate funds collected through the DAASV’s TFA Fund. Are you a Dartmouth alum involved with Teach for America? Join the committee.
Community Service Committee
Have a passion for serving the Silicon Valley community alongside other Dartmouth friends and families? Would you like to participate in or help organize DAASV community services projects? Join the committee.
Nominations & Governance Committee
The purposes of the Nominations & Governance Committee is to attract, nominate, orient, organize, motivate and assess the performance of officers and directors; and to ensure the continuing ability of the Board to exercise its responsibilities at the highest level of excellence.
The responsibilities of the Nominations & Governance Committee include the design of the composition of the Board to meet the governance demands of the Club; develop a statement of criteria for determining appropriate attributes for officer and director candidates; develop and manage a network of new director candidates, making recommendations to the Board for the election of new directors, as appropriate; develop and ensure implementation of a new officer and director orientation program; develop fair, measurable, and effective criteria to assess officer and director performance and to anticipate new leadership; develop a schedule for the regular assessment of director performance; and develop practices and recommend strategies and policies to attract, orient, organize, and motivate officers and directors, including programs that continue the commitment of former members of the Board. Join the committee.
The DAASV regularly posts special announcements, networking opportunities, and event updates. The committee also sends postcards and e-newsletters to all members in the greater Silicon Valley area and beyond. We utilize a number of different communication channels to do so, including an up-to-date website and mobile-site, email, newsletters, and social networking venues.
The DAASV database is set up such that managing your subscription to all Club communications is easy. To be included, simply follow one of these steps:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Each year, the Professional Development Committee designs a series of events and activities for a large group of Dartmouth alumni and guests whereby attendees exchange information, contacts, and experiences for both professional and networking purposes. This committee also ensures that quality networking time is provided at all DAASV events. Join the committee.
Interviewing Dartmouth applicants is among the most gratifying, enjoyable and important ways to give back to the College. You and others on your interviewing team present prospective students with the College’s human face. You have the opportunity to meet Dartmouth’s future as well as fellow alumni. And, of course, you serve as the Admissions Office’s eyes and ears in learning more about the applicants.
Interviewers typically give an evening in early November to talk to Early Decision Candidates, and two or three evenings during January and February for Regular Decision applicants. Some do more. Some do less.
The DAASV currently sponsors two receptions a year. We host one in early spring for students who’ve been admitted. A second reception is held in the summer for accepted students and their parents. In addition, the DAASV hosts an annual pizza party in Hanover for the Bay Area students to get together while on campus.
Interested? Excellent! Please contact either of Silicon Valley’s enrollment directors: