[WAPPS]Now in its 5th year, Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS) is a non-partisan, volunteer-driven network of talented alumni committed to philanthropy and public service. With chapters in Boston, New York, D.C. and San Francisco, WAPPS embraces the common bonds of our “Middletown education” and public spirit ethos by building deeper relationships, exchanging knowledge and strengthening our community’s social impact by bringing together the diverse alumni population working across the public/private sectors committed to serving the common good.

Key Volunteers


New York


[Steve McCarthy ’75]

National Chair
Steve McCarthy ’75

Senior Vice President,
KCG Capital Advisors

[Elizabeth “Biz” Ghormley ’04]

Elizabeth “Biz” Ghormley ’04
Membership & Operations
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)

[Rebecca Kirchheimer ’04]

Rebecca Kirchheimer ’04 Linkedin
Director of Business Process
Innovation Projects

[Colleen Galbraith ’03]

Colleen Galbraith ’03 Linkedin
Strategy Consultant,
Strategy & (formerly Booz & Company)

[Bonnie Oliva ’04]

Bonnie Oliva ’04 Linkedin
Global Operations Director,
InVenture Mobile

Events

WAPPS DC: Intersection of philanthropy & public service
Jun 08, 2015 • Washington, DC
WAPPS DC: Intersection of philanthropy & public service
Cardinals in philanthropy and public service convene at Ogilvy in DC for a reception and discussion.
San Francisco:  WAPPS Planning Meeting
Mar 17, 2015 • 
San Francisco: WAPPS Planning Meeting
Join fellow alumni and friends for dinner at Becky's Chinese Restaurant Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. as we plan future Bay area Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service events. Coordinated by Larry Best '75 and Lisa Renery-Handalian '88. 
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Oct 09, 2014 • New York City
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
An alumni panel discusses The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How non-profit leaders succeed or fail, in NYC. Sponsored by Steve McCarthy ’75, Muzzy Rosenblatt ’87, and WAPPS.
On campus: Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Mar 28, 2013 • 
On campus: Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
This workshop presented by Steve McCarthy '75, focuses on Business Plan Essentials. Sponsored by PCSE, WAPPS, and CC.
San Francisco:  Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS)
Nov 14, 2011 • 
San Francisco: Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS)
"What can We do to Sustain our Practical  Idealism in the Real World?" a networking reception, alumni panel, and conversation with Rob Rosenthal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in San Francisco.
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