In 2004, a group of graduates from the Water Leaders Program
established an alumni organization. The Water Leaders Association
was created to provide for continued networking among graduates,
fundraising efforts that directly support the program and to be
available to future classes of Water Leaders as informal mentors.
The Water Leaders Program proved beneficial as a one-year
program, but this Association is a way to build upon and multiply
the benefits found through participating.
Because of this Association, continued networking occurs among
graduates of the Foundation’s Water Leaders classes, including at
the Water Education Foundation’s annual Water Summit. At this
event and the reception, graduates are able to connect with the
current class of Water Leaders and to re-connect with old
friends. The Association also hosts an annual Silent Auction to
help raise funds for the program.
By having this alumni Association, a database of graduates of the
program has been developed to facilitate interaction among former
and current Water Leaders. The Association encourages each
graduate of the program to use the secure form to provide the
Foundation with up-to-date contact information.