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Chapters & Clubs

Volunteers and staff from the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement coordinate more than 100 events annually across the country in 40+ chapters. These gatherings allow you to connect with other alumni, families and friends and stay informed about current happenings at Davidson.

Chapter Membership

Chapters are comprised of alumni, parents of current Davidson students, and parents and friends of the last five years. You automatically become a member of a region, and therefore a chapter, based on the primary mailing address that we have on file for you. If you would like to check your assigned region or explore adding a secondary assigned region to your profile, please contact

The number of events a chapter holds is typically proportional to the number of alumni, families and friends in that chapter. Your chapter leadership team would love to hear from you if you have ideas or would like to get involved!

Signature Chapter Events

Chapters receive support from the college in planning these signature events:

Other chapter events are planned by chapter leadership and are typically cost-neutral (e.g. a potluck, a play or professional sporting event for which chapter members purchase their own tickets, a holiday party or reception welcoming incoming Davidson students from the area held at a chapter member's home).

Host an Event

If you live in an area without a chapter but would like to host an event, we'd love to hear your idea! Please fill this form out at least 4 weeks in advance of your event so we can evaluate your request. If you live in an area with an active chapter send your idea directly to your chapter president for consideration. 

Chapter Leadership 


Leadership Team
(S: Service Chair)

Asheville, N.C.

Peter McGuire '96
Barbara Bixby Putman '90 (S) 

Atlanta, Ga.

Kirk Willingham '01
Reid Leavitt Willingham '00
Gerard Dash '12
Sue McAvoy '77 (S) 

Austin, Texas

John Jertson '10
Gretchen Hoffman '09

Boston, Mass.

Steve Johnston '00
Zaidee Rose '00
Caroline Thompson '15
Judy Harris '80 (S)
Gaby Baldeon '13 (S)

Catawba Valley, N.C.Jay Gaither '

Charlotte, N.C.

Fritz '99 & Mary Margaret Cochrane Porter '98
Dean Williams '11
Lanny Funsten '13
Peter Kelpin '12 (S)
Charlottesville, Va.Ashley Vagt Buford '95 
Warren Buford '97
Chicago, Ill.Emily Rapport '16 
Hannah Rau '16
Alex Prusator '15 (S)
Columbia, S.C.

Dewey Ervin '99 
Ken Childs '67
Kathryn Stuart '90 (S)
Columbus, OhioBen Skurek '04 
John Behm '12
Dallas, TexasBruce Newsome '90 
Lauren Cunningham '09
Denver, Colo.Chelsea Heath Lawley '10 
Tyson Plowshay '05
Sarah Bennett '10 (S)
Fayetteville, N.C.Jim '84 & Sheila '85 Kinsey
Greensboro, N.C.

Elizabeth Freeze '06
Manny Clark '09 (S)
Greenville, S.C.Lana Sims '
Houston, TexasHarding '85 & Paige Marsh Erwin '85
Anna Gryska '11 (S)
Lauren Martin Pothecary '05 (S)
Jacksonville, Fla.Amy Harris Wacaster '
Lake Norman, N.C.Jay '90 and Meredith Gabel Harris '91
Ellen Fichtelman '12 
Ervin Duggan '61
Lexington, Ky.Will Gwaltney '
Little Rock, Ark.Elizabeth Sellars ‘02
Molly McNulty '06 (S)
Los Angeles, Calif.Kevin Zvargulis '99
Jacob Luftglass '15 (S)
Louisville, Ky.Brooke Weihe Edge '02
Ellie Davis '04 (S)
Miami, Fla.Patrick Montoya '97
Olga C. Granda '01
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.Chris Sullivan ’87 (S)
Meredith Tutterow '93 (S)
MississippiDavid Blount '89
Nashville, Tenn.Lindsay Meyers '00
New Orleans, La.Rachel Gulotta '12
New York, N.Y.

Randall Mardus '99
Rayna McKenzie '11
Cleveland Stair '15                                                                                            Brianna Burton '11                                        

Norfolk, Va.Andy & Gigi Cooke Tysinger '90 & '91
Bill Hall '84 (S)
Northern New JerseyPaul Marciano '88
Mary Olive Smith '88
Orlando, Fla.Tom Cook '06
Philadelphia, Penn.Ella Strauss '14
Don Parman '72 (S)
Richmond, Va.Richard Wright '00
Michael Raymond '10 (S)
Rachael Newmister '12 (S)
Roanoke, Va.Liz Heddleston '
Rock Hill, S.C.Andre Carelock '
San Antonio, TexasEmily Willeford
Christy '99
Grayam Sailor-Tynes '14 (S)
San Francisco, Calif.

Rex '10 & Allison Dulin Salisbury '10                                                                  Lauren Schassberger '16 (S) 

Savannah, Ga.Nelle McCorkle Bordeaux '
Seattle, Wash.Lisa Zook '
Spartanburg, S.C.Cabe Loring '
St. Louis, Mo.

Melissa Farrell Swank '01
Caroline Springer '00 (S)
Kendra Smith '15 (S)
Tallahassee, Fla.John Kenyon '01
Tampa, Fla.Craig Harris '04
Mary Ashley Cain '04
Triangle (Raleigh, Cary, Durham-Chapel Hill)Mike Frongello '11 
Gagan Gupta '07
Brian & Erica Thomas Meyers '99 & '98
Washington, D.C.Joe Harris '02
Dave Oxner '02
Caroline Queen '14
Jessica Annonio '14 (S)

Chapter Leadership Vacancies

The following chapters do not currently have leadership: Baltimore, Md.;  London, England; Birmingham, Ala; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Charleston, S.C.; Wilmington, N.C.; and Winston-Salem, N.C. Contact Alumni and Family Engagement at if you are interested in helping to lead any of these chapters. We are also seeking service project coordinators in the following chapters: Lake Norman, N.C and Tampa, Fla. Please contact if you are interested in helping. 

Service Event Coordinators

In addition to the chapter service coordinators listed above, there are also service coordinators in the following smaller regions who plan events specifically for Davidson Volunteer Week: Birmingham, Ala.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Durham, N.C.; Detroit, Mich.; Gainesville, Fla.; Hilton Head, S.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Montgomery, Ala.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Salisbury, N.C.

Crowdsourced City Guides

Alumni, parents and friends have created these crowdsourced guides to their region, intended to help alumni new to the area navigate their new surroundings (PDFs). If you don't see one for your city but would like to volunteer to put one together, let us know!