Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Volunteer Leadership Convocation

The inaugural Brandeis Volunteer Leadership Convocation will be held on November 5 to honor our alumni volunteers for the many ways they give back to their alma mater. 

Statue of Louis Brandeis with flowering bushes and the text "Volunteer Leadership Convocation."

Leadership In Action: At this year's inaugural ceremony, Max J. Perlitsh ’52 will be presented with the Service to the Alumni Association Award and Cassidy Dadaos ’09 will receive the Emerging Leadership Award. Read about this year's honorees

About the VLC

The Volunteer Leadership Convocation is a new event designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding alumni volunteers. This year's ceremony will consist of a celebratory reception and awards dinner, hosted by Ron and Jessica Liebowitz. 

The VLC awards dinner will be held Saturday, November 5,  6-8:30 p.m.. Faculty Club.  Event check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.

The VLC conference will be postponed to a future date, and will not be held on Sunday, November 6.   For more information please email

This special event is by invitation for alumni who have provided volunteer service over the past 10 years. 

The VLC is co-sponsored by a variety of campus partners, including the Brandeis Alumni Association, the Office of the President, Athletics, the Hiatt Career Center, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the Intercultural Center, the Waltham Group, and the Alumni Admissions Council (AAC).

Program Details

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VLC Planning Committee

The Brandeis Alumni Association gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the VLC Planning Committee 2022 and campus partners.

Alyssa Sanders ’89 and James Felton ’85 

Alumni Association President Lewis Brooks ’80, P’16, David Allon ’81, Daniela Egan ’04, Yaron Dori '92, Carolyn Kimberlin ’99, Leslie Effron Levin ’94, Steven Rabitz ’92, and Michael Zinder ’75. 

The Brandeis Alumni Association partners with the Office of Alumni Relations to offer a robust range of meaningful volunteer opportunities that help you stay connected to the Brandeis alumni community, current students and the university.