Summer Search alumni are carving their place in the world and leading lives of purpose 

by the numbers

Summer Search Alumni are giving back and making a positive impact on the world

More than 4,900 alumni and growing!

Summer Search is proud to have an alumni community of 4,981 leaders. Our alumni share a wide range of achievements that are the pride and joy of our program.

30 alumni serving on staff and boards!

Summer Search Alumni are the best role models for our students. Their leadership at the organization is vital to our present and future success.

Nearly 65% of alumni are engaged with Summer Search each year.

Alumni are highly engaged long after graduation. From joining our staff or Boards, to donating their time and resources, our alumni remain connected in ways big and small.

Alumni-generated revenue exceeded $250,000.

More than 450 alumni made gifts, pledges, and matching gifts in excess of a quarter of a million dollars in 2020, with a median gift of $75.

Niles’s Story

Light the way for the next generation of Summer Searchers.

“After college, Summer Search and I found each other again, and again, and again. From connecting me with mentors after college, to allowing me to become a mentor myself to other Summer Search students, this organization has continued to provide opportunities to grow.”

—Niles Lichtenstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Enwoven
Summer Search Bay Area Board Member, Alumnus

Watch ALUMNI stories

How They Make A Difference

Alumna Asia Cruz

Asia Cruz


Alumna Marie Angeles

Marie Angeles


Joam Marmolejos

Joam Marmolejos

boston Alumnus

How to Get Involved

You're a Light in Someone's Life

Join Summer Search connect Portal

At Summer Search, we nurture relationships and opportunities, providing our young people with mentoring, opportunities for growth, and access to professional networks. At the same time, our community of staff, alumni, and supporters also benefit tremendously from the connections made with Summer Searchers. 

Our brand new tool called Summer Search CONNECT will do just that through an innovative new online social network just for Summer Searchers. Join Now


Summer Search Alumni leaders organize events across the country for Alumni members. We meet for networking hours, social parties, galas, mixers, and support. Visit this page to learn more about upcoming events in your area. Reach out to the local alumni board in your city to get involved!  

Get social

Summer Search Alumni members gather in several social media groups across the web. The first and most prominent group is the National Summer Search Alumni group on Linkedin. The second place to find local alumni members are our city-specific local Facebook group chapters. Request to join and our moderators will make sure you have access.

Come inside, introduce yourself, and start networking! 



Seeking ways to contribute financially to our program? We can help set you up. Visit our How to Donate page to learn about the many ways you can contribute. Visit our Impact page to learn about our far-reaching student successes. If you're ready to make a one-time or recurring donation now, you can do so by visiting our Donate page.


At Summer Search, mentors are trained staff members. Our Alumni mentors are some of the most powerful sources of wisdom in our organization. You've been there. You've experienced what our students are experiencing. You know what to expect from the program and you often know what emotional challenges lie ahead. If you're interested in making a difference in our students' lives, check out our open positions below:

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Alumni Leadership

Summer Search Alumni Organization

Dennis Xie

Board Co-Chair


Dennis Xie

Position: Board Co-Chair

Joe Munayer

Board Finance Committee Lead


Joe Munayer

Position: Board Finance Committee Lead

Leona Cheng

Board Co-Chair


Leona Cheng

Position: Board Co-Chair

Lorraine Cawili

Board Chair


Lorraine Cawili

Position: Board Chair

Wayne Lee

Programming Committee Chair


Wayne Lee

Position: Programming Committee Chair