CDF Alumni Homecoming

October 18, 2024 12:00 am

Alumni Homecoming

Join current staff as we strategize around child well-being, host a day of service in honor of Founder and President Emerita Marian Wright Edelman, and commemorate the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths®. The Alumni Homecoming weekend is an opportunity to invite or re-establish your engagement with CDF in various capacities as we embark on our next half-century of advocacy! 

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Impact and Advocacy

Last year, Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) celebrated its 50th anniversary, and the festivities continue! Across the nation, we are honoring our bold legacy and bright future with the help of community leaders, donors, elected officials, young people, and their families. Now, we have a special opportunity to honor the individuals who made this milestone possible: our alumni.

Why You Should Attend:

As a valued CDF alum, your contributions have been vital to advancements for children and their communities. Whether you’re a former staff member, a CDF Freedom Schools® scholar, a Beat the Odds scholarship recipient, a board member, an advisory council member, or a participant in the Black Community Crusade for Children, we invite you to join us at the CDF Alumni Homecoming at Haley Farm.

Event Highlights:

  • Friday, October 18 – Strategize for Child Well-Being: Collaborate with current staff to develop strategies for enhancing child well-being on local, state, and national levels.
  • Saturday, October 19 – Day of Service: Participate in a day of service dedicated to Founder and President Emerita Marian Wright Edelman.
  • Sunday, October 20 – National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths®: Celebrate and commemorate this interfaith observance of the importance of centering on the urgent issues impacting children and youth.

Reconnect and Recommit:

Alumni Homecoming weekend is a unique opportunity to reconnect with the CDF community and re-engage with our mission. As we look forward to the next 50 years, your involvement is more important than ever.