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CAMBRIDGE IN AMERICA CAm Update to CUDO-CARO – May/June 2013 ALUMNI RELATIONS (Kathy Lord, Scott Boddye, Brenna Kelly) CAm Book Club Launch We are pleased to announce the launch of the Cambridge in America online book club. Our first selection is The Grammarian, by Cambridge alumna Annapurna Potluri (Lucy Cavendish). The book club will be hosted in the form of our Cambridge in America Goodreads group. Information can be found on our website: www.cantab.org/books/cam-book-club. A nation-wide email was greeted with enthusiasm. The book will be featured for a few months. CAm staff will maintain the site and initiate online discussion. Ms. Potluri has agreed to be an active participant. The "reading period" will culminate in a live book discussion and a Food for Thought program with the author. www.cantab.org/events/food-for-thought. It promises to be a lot of fun and a great way to read books by Cambridge alumni. Long-Range Planning This summer will also find us doing some longer range planning for 2013-2014 alumni events. Do let us know if you, a Head of House, or any of your academics will be traveling in the States. When feasible we welcome the opportunity to arrange events and bring visitors together with alumni audiences – who are eager to reconnect! Past Events May 7, 2013 – NYC Reception with Stuart Laing, "Ways Forward: Cambridge Perspective and Reflections on the Middle East" Nearly sixty (60) alumni met at Manhattan’s Racquet & Tennis Club to meet Stuart and Sibella Laing, who literally had just flown in from London. Laing, Master of Corpus Christi, ably assisted by his wife Sibella, a Newnham alumna, gave a wonderful presentation that included an update on the University and a thoughtful analysis of the Arab Spring. Q&A could have gone on late into the night, but a thoughtful audience finally let the Laings enjoy a bit of refreshment and conversation following the presentation. Upcoming Events June 4, 2013 – NYC Talk by Professor Paul Cartledge, “After Thermopylae: How Wars are Concluded and Commemorated” Professor Paul Cartledge (Clare) will join fellow historians Bruce Cole, Eugenia Kiesling, and James Romm for a stimulating discussion about how wars end and how they are remembered, drawing examples from the Graeco-Persian Wars, the Great War, and the War on Terror. This event will mark the publication of Prof. Cartledge’s new book, After Thermopylae (Oxford University Press, 2013). June 4, 2013 – Alumni drinks reception, Menlo Park, CA June 6, 2013 – CantabDC drinks and networking, Washington, DC June 18, 2013 – Alumni reception, San Francisco, CA as of 30 May 2013

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CAMBRIDGE IN AMERICA July 7, 2013 – Reception with the Pembroke College Choir, jointly hosted by Pembroke, CAm, and CantabNYC, at the New York Athletic Club at 6pm. Long Term Events October 7, 2013 – Cambridge Poets Night CAm will host a night of poetry, conversation and Irish whiskey with readings from Paul Muldoon (Fitzwilliam) and Nick Laird (Sidney Sussex), both of whom have new poetry collections out this year. The night will be moderated by author Joseph O’Neill (Girton), at The Century Association in New York. October 26, 2013 – Luncheon with Lord Williams, Master of Magdalene for Blue Society and 1209 members Tentative Cambridge in America Dates, to be confirmed: Saturday, November 9, 2013 – CAm Day San Francisco Saturday, March 29, 2014 – CAm Day NYC All alumni events can be found on our website at www.cantab.org/events. Registration & attendance lists for all events are posted on the Extranet & updated every Monday. ANNUAL APPEALS & COMMUNICATIONS (Ed Strauss) In May the Spring 2013 issue of the CAm Newsletter (#24) was mailed to 16,677 recipients in the U.S., along with a gift form and reply envelope. The issue spotlighted the Whipple family’s gift of a fund for conservation of historic scientific instruments at the Whipple Museum, summer courses at Pembroke, the King’s Choir U.S. tour in April, Pitt Professors visiting Cambridge, and 50 new Gates Scholars coming this autumn from U.S. campuses. The issue can be viewed online at www.cantab.org/publications. The second batch of the annual “suggested gift” appeal mailing, to alumni of 15 Colleges who were not mailed in April, also went out in May. We now begin work on a one-page Bulletin to be inserted with copies of the Easter CAM magazine (#69) going to U.S. recipients. The website continues to be populated daily with new Events and books and recordings by Cambridge authors and performing artists. A newly founded Book Club will feature books by Cambridge alumni and/or academics (see more details above in the Alumni Relations section). CAm’s U.S. Giving Handbook, updated periodically since 2002, is now being completely revised and re-launched, in consultation with colleagues in Cambridge.

 

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CAMBRIDGE IN AMERICA DONOR RELATIONS & CAm BOARD (Valentine Gelman & Caroline Jaram) Preparations are in the final stage for the Board meeting in June. The Donor’s Report will be distributed to top level prospects in the US as soon as the Donor’s Report becomes available online.

MAJOR GIFTS (Roger Edgar, Kendra Foley, Carolyn Drew, Nate Mattison) Carolyn has been meeting with prospects and donors in New York and Connecticut. She was also in San Francisco and Palo Alto meeting with prospects and donors. She met with two CAm Board members for screening meetings while she was in San Francisco. Kendra met with donors and prospects in Boston in May and is working on a major gift prospect meeting potentially to happen in Cambridge this summer. Roger has been busy with the Vice-Chancellor’s trip to the US and with follow up from that trip. Roger will also be in Cambridge the first week of June for for the Avery gift-signing and memorial service. PERSONNEL (Jonathan Vaughn) Eliza White (Director, Major Gifts & Planned Giving) – Eliza left her post in mid-May after being with CAm since 2007. Eliza is the new Director of Development, Northeast Region, at CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Leia Ting (Development Assistant) – Leia has left to pursue her PhD in Psychology at Fordham University. Leia has supported the Major Gifts team since 2011. Nathaniel Mattison (Development Assistant) – Nate is CAm’s newest Development Assistant, replacing Lei Ting; he will be supporting the Major Gifts team. He has a BA from the University of Cambridge, having read history at Clare (2010 Matric.). Nate also has a BA in English from Yale (2010). Nate can be reached at nate@cantab.org and at 001.212.984.0974. RESEARCH (Rich Romeo, Sarah Shevchik) The Research Team has updated all relevant records in Raiser’s Edge following the ViceChancellor’s visit to the United States. Principal gift prospect records have also been recoded to denote current status. The Research Team completed the following research for the Major Gifts Team: profiles of institutional funders in California and Texas; continued updates of Cambridge alums who are entrepreneurs; venture capitalists and information technology specialists in the San Francisco-Bay Area; and prominent alumnae in science in California.

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CAMBRIDGE IN AMERICA TRAVEL – UPCOMING John Hanselman, Roger Edgar, Valentine Gelman, and Caroline Jaram will be in Cambridge in early June for meetings with University and Colleges colleagues. The CAm Board meeting and related events will be held on the weekend of Saturday, June 15th, in Cambridge. Carolyn Drew is planning a trip to Cambridge with a prospect in early July. Details TBA. See additional travel in Major Gifts section above.

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