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In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 15–21, Tufts would like to say thank you.

Thank you to the thousands of volunteers who not only gave their time to Tufts, but also immediately impacted the student experience by embodying the spirit of giving.

Your work has shaped our university and we’re still counting the ways you’re making a difference to the Tufts community. With no small amount of pride, let’s look back at the great work you did in 2011.

200 registered runners raced in the President’s Marathon Challenge, while raising more than $410,000 in support of nutrition, medical, and fitness programs at Tufts. 225 Jumbo volunteers showed their support for the runners along the 26.2-mile course, while a total 230 runners wore yellow PMC singlets for the race.

Kaleigh Fitzpatrick, A08, AG11, finishes her first marathon with the PMC team, raising more than $1,500.

3,500 Tufts Alumni Admissions Program volunteers completed 8,801 interviews to help shape the class of 2015.

Students of the class of 2015 participate in the matriculation ceremony on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

2,988 families supported their child’s Tufts experience by contributing $2,153,430 to the Parents Fund for Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

A member of the class of 2015 says thanks to his/her family.

138 Tufts Fund Gift Officers raised more than $698,936 for the Tufts Fund for Arts, Sciences & Engineering from 1,107 donors.

Alex Kaufman, A14, gets a hug from a friend after telling a story about finding religion and working with JQUEST (Jewish and Queer Students) after coming out at the Tufts Queer Straight Alliance's National Coming Out Day Rally at the Mayer Campus Center.

15 alumni created 3 new Shared Interest Groups: Young Friends of Tufts Advancement, Washington, D.C. (YFTA DC), Tufts Environmental Alumni, and Tufts Real Estate Network.

YFTA DC members celebrate their first annual bash on March 13, 2012. Jumbos in attendance include, back row, from left: Rafi Goldberg, A06; Matt Shapanka, A09; Jon Kaplan, A96; Lumay Wang, A11; Greg Meiselbach, A09; and Daniel Kramer, A03; front row, from left: Liz Copeland, A08; Michelle Paison, A08; and Sarah Murphy, volunteer program coordinator for the Tufts Fund for AS&E.

18 Young Friends of Tufts Advancement (YFTA) Gift Officers raised a total of $26,871 for the Tufts Fund for Arts, Sciences & Engineering. They also held an event in New York City that was attended by more than 300 young alumni and facilitated 50 gifts to Tufts.

YFTA members celebrate their annual bash in New York City. Jumbos in attendance, clockwise from left: Jen Bokoff, A08; Max Bernstein, A03; Pauline Eveillard, A05; Katie Winter, A08; Rachel Geylin, A08; and Nathan Render, A09.

Approximately 8,500 alumni attended 235 alumni events, many of which raised money, and donated goods and time and energy to community causes across the country.

Atlanta alumni teach little Jumbos how to plant seeds of growth to eat for the environment at a Food for Thought event.