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How LaGuardia Community College Built a Thriving Alumni Community


🚀 The President’s Society Alumni Network is an Alumni Engagement Revolution!

🤯 The result? A benefactor quintupling their gift, raising it from $20,000 over four years to $100,000 over five!

LaGuardia Community College has launched an innovative digital platform connecting President’s Society alumni, transforming how they engage with each other and the institution.

Join us on the 13th June at 11.30 am EST to learn how this groundbreaking initiative is reshaping alumni relations and driving impressive results.

▶️ What are we discussing?

  • Building Connections: How LaGuardia’s new platform links alumni and students, fostering mentorship and professional opportunities.
  • Achieving Impact: Learn about the impressive outcomes in just 2 months: 95% graduation rates and 88% of alumni pursuing further education!
  • Overcoming Challenges: How modern tools like Almabase are revolutionizing alumni engagement.
  • Platform Demonstration: See how LaGuardia uses the directory/map, career board, community sections, and mentorship tab to empower their alumni network.

Q&A Session:

Get your questions answered by Karen Dubinsky, Chief Engagement Officer, and Stefania Dinu, program alum and current overseer of day-to-day operations.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from LaGuardia’s innovative approach to alumni engagement. Register now and be part of the conversation that’s setting new standards for community colleges!


Karen Dubinsky

Karen Dubinsky

Chief Engagement Officer at LaGuardia Community College

Karen Dubinsky is the Chief Engagement Officer at LaGuardia Community College. She created the President’s Society in 2013 and still manages it today. This leadership program helps students gain the professional skills they’ll need to succeed in today’s world, and it has become a major fund-raising tool for the college.

Prior to her work at LaGuardia Karen ran a marketing consulting firm, Marketing Insights, that had ongoing relationships with Chase, MasterCard, Sony and other Fortune 500 companies. She has an MBA and an MA in Medieval Studies from Columbia University and a BA from Wellesley College. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse and was on the Board of Theatre for a New Audience and Atlantic Theater Company.

Stefania  Dinu

Stefania Dinu

Foundation Engagement Specialist at LaGuardia Community College

Stefania Dinu is the Foundation Engagement Specialist, working as part of the Development team at LaGuardia Community College. In this role, Stefania co-leads Foundation-funded student programs, including the President’s Society, a leadership program of which Stefania is an alum. She also facilitates donor engagement programs with students.

Stefania has worked in various roles at LaGuardia since 2013, starting in her school years. Previously, she was an Academic Advisor for the Accelerated Studies in Associate Programs (ASAP) at LaGuardia. Before that, Stefania worked in development as the Honors Internship Program Coordinator. Stefania received a Master’s degree from The New School for Social Research (magna cum laude), a Bachelor’s degree from The New School's Eugene Lang College (magna cum laude), and an Associate’s degree (honors) from LaGuardia Community College.