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Peer-to-Peer Ambassadors

Being a peer-to-peer ambassador goes way beyond giving. You’re serving as a bridge between students, alumni and friends, and the University. It’s a great way to stay connected to the entire Flyer community.

K.C. Scudder ’17

Peer-to-Peer Philanthropy

We are seeking alumni and parents to become advocates for UD students by partnering with University Advancement as fundraising and communication ambassadors. In addition to reaching out to classmates, friends and fellow Flyers to support students, our ambassadors receive the latest UD news and campus updates which they share with their network. This is an invaluable volunteer role that you can do virtually from anywhere in the world.

You will make an immediate impact for Flyer students by generating more support and engagement within the UD community. As a member of our Flyer family, we’ll ask that you make a gift of any size to any area of the University that you are the most passionate about. As a UD ambassador, you’ll ask your peers — classmates or friends — to do the same.

We’re Better Together

One Day, One Dayton unites our Flyer community in support of students. In 2021, our giving day success was spurred on by more than 700 volunteers contacting fellow Flyers to share their UD passion while inviting them to make a gift, too. As a result, One Day, One Dayton set a new giving day record by welcoming 6,024 donors and raising $2,837,725.

Our Flyer ambassadors made a huge impact on giving day because Flyers love hearing from Flyers. One of the biggest fundraising hurdles for nonprofits like UD is getting our messages heard. When you send a message as a peer-to-peer ambassador, people pay attention. The email open rate for our ambassadors is 53% — that’s more than double the open rate for a typical institutional email! That’s why peer communication is one of our most effective fundraising tools.

That effectiveness means you’ll make an impact on the areas of UD you love the most — like Campus Ministry, student clubs and organizations, athletics, diversity and inclusion efforts, and student scholarships. These are all areas where our volunteers make a real difference every year.

Ambassador Impact Stories
Campus and Community 06.01.20

As a peer-to-peer ambassador, I serve as a link between UD alumni and what is happening on campus.

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Watch this short video from President Spina about the impact you can make as a UD ambassador.

Contact Our Peer-to-Peer Team

Assistant Director, Annual Giving

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Peer-to-Peer Coordinator

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7052