Alumni and Parent Volunteers

Michael Kaplan '85

Michael Kaplan is the national chair of the Ithaca College Annual Fund, a position he's held since 2011. He's active in the alumni community and serves the College in many capacities -- as a member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, a longtime member of IC's Alumni Association Board of Directors, a member of the alumni board's Fund-Raising Committee, and a member of the Park School of Communications National Advisory Board.

"I had a terrific experience when I attended Ithaca College, and I volunteer now because I want to give back to IC," Michael says. "I believe each alumnus of Ithaca College should try to support their college in some way. The 54,000+ IC alumni are a part of the College community."

Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Ithaca College in communications management and went on to earn a master's degree from New York University. He is now a group account director at G2 USA, a top-five brand activation agency that helps marketers Maximize Brand CommitmentSM.

"Ithaca College provided me with the building blocks that started my career in advertising," Michael says. "I return to speak in classes regularly because I enjoy engaging with students, who continue to impress me."