By: Maree Magliocchetti (Alpha Tau, University of New Hampshire)
I have been lucky enough to have had the great experience of working as a consultant for Alpha Chi and to have had a wonderfully involved collegiate career at the Alpha Tau chapter at the University of New Hampshire. After my consulting days, I moved home to Boston, where I pursued a career in finance and investment management/research at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and now as VP of New Business Development at US Trust. Alpha Chi has been a big part of my life since my early days as a collegian, and I love to give back to an organization that has given me so much. One of the many things I love about our sisterhood is that there are opportunities to stay involved in a variety of different ways that can incorporate our individual skill set, schedule, interests etc. I found my perfect volunteer fit as a member at large on the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity and Foundation Investment Committee.
The investment committee for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity and the Foundation consists of 10 members, members at large (I hold one of these spots) members from the Foundation Trustees, a sitting member from the National Council, the chair of our committee, Kathy Butkiewicz and non- voting ex-officio members-the chief executive officer, senior financial controller and chief development officer. Together we meet quarterly to oversee the investment portfolio of the Foundation and Fraternity. During these calls we discuss any changes or updates to the portfolios from our investment advisor and fund managers to ensure we are in line with the objectives of the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity and Foundation Investment Policy.
“…a constant in my Alpha Chi experience has been that the organization has provided me opportunities to give back and grow while doing it, what could be better?”
I absolutely love my volunteer role as a member at large on the investment committee. It gives me the ability to combine my passion for finance, my professional experience and love for Alpha Chi all into one. I feel like I am giving back in the best way I can by leveraging my specific skills/knowledge base/wisdom for the benefit of our organization now and for future generations. In addition, I am able to learn from my peers and the work of the committee to continue to develop professionally. As a member, a constant in my Alpha Chi experience has been that the organization has provided me opportunities to give back and grow while doing it, what could be better? I urge all sisters who might be looking for a way to give back to seek the heights as a volunteer and find a role that fits them. When you incorporate your passion, interests, personal and professional skills with your love for Alpha Chi, great things happen for all parties involved!