UMMGC ALUMNI NETWORK (‘A-NET’)
WHAT IS THE A-NET? HOW DO I BECOME A PART OF IT?
What is the Mission?
The Mission of the UMMGC Alumni Network (“A-Net”) is to foster engagement/build community among students/alumni of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club by offering opportunities to connect, support, and perform.
When was it founded?
Founded in April 2011 when Lee Quackenbush was Glee Club President.
Outgrowth of 150th Reunion of April 2010 when 400+ alumni attended and 7 prior directors lead alumni choruses: Patterson, Johnson, Gardner, Bloom, Blackstone, Lusmann, and Rardin.
See YouTube 150th video of “the Biebl”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKOxdiov6Wc
Who does it represent?
2,500 living UMMGC alumni.
120+ contributing (dues-paying) members.
Who leads this group?
Executive Director: Steve Ramsey ’67
President: Tony Alcantara ’85
Other Board Members: Joe Gradisher ’79; Treasurer: Michael Ferrante ’93; Craig Brennan ’80; Scott Roffman ’10; Ben Rizzo ’12; Scott Venman ’10; Reid Wagstaff ’56
What does the group do?
Hosts alumni reunions, including recent reunions for ’59, ’63, ’67, ’78, ’85, ’92.
Organizes alumni choruses to sing with Club at Spring/Fall Hill and at tour alumni intersects.
Arranges “tour intersects” that have included Ft. Lauderdale, NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, DC, and Los Angeles.
Sponsors White Tie & Tailgate for students/alumni to gather on a key football Saturday.
Makes annual $500 contributions to sponsor an M song at Spring and Fall Hill concerts.
Communicates with alumni about upcoming alumni/student events.
Coordinated joint Winter Sing with Yale Alumni Chorus in 2016 (Mozart’s “Requiem”).
Through annual memberships, raises contributions to run events and make gifts to Club.
Travels with Club on international tours: Spain ’08, Cuba ’11, China ’12, South Africa ’16.
How do I join this amazing group?
All alumni are automatically members.
Annual contributions used to support Club, alumni/student activities/events.
Contributing memberships $25/year (use links below).
Please consider the recurring option that is extremely popular among our loyal alumni.
If you’re not comfortable using PayPal (links below), go ahead and send a check to Michael Ferrante, 86 N. Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512.