American Red Cross Alumni Network launches member organization for former Red Cross employees

05/30/2024 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

American Red Cross Alumni Network launches member organization for former Red Cross employees 

The American Red Cross Alumni Network (ARCAN) launched today as a member organization for former employees of the American Red Cross. President, Mary Buszuwski, welcomed members transitioning from the Retiree Association and prospective new members on behalf of the Board of Directors. 

"ARCAN has great promise – new purpose and relevance offer potential to rally Red Cross alumni and grow our membership, and with that, our ability to support one another and influence change to make a positive difference through our Red Cross channels, and in so many other ways.

"The transition from a retiree association to an alumni network has been years in discussion and months in development. I want to congratulate all of us today – with special thanks to our board and committee members -- and encourage you to keep your sleeves rolled up! Today’s launch is just the beginning."

Buszuwski highlighted some of the organization's new offerings. The new name and mission come with a full toolkit of marketing and communication components for everyone to explore: 

  • A new  website  welcomes potential members with a theme of CONNECT, ENGAGE and INSPIRE, and alumni stories, programs and resources for members
  • Please note that the website is at a new domain – 
  • New ARCAN  LinkedIn  and  Facebook  pages are currently public, but strictly monitored, to allow members to build community. Please join the conversation!
  • Social Media 101 – Our Comms/Mktg team will host a workshop,  June XX, at XXXX,  to help members connect with ARCAN, friends and colleagues via Facebook and LinkedIn
  • The ARCAN newsletter has a fresh new look and content designed to engage our broader membership, while also keeping the focus on what has always united us.

Please remember to share the news about ARCAN with Red Cross friends and colleagues who may be interested in their new eligibility to join.


ARCAN is independent from the American Red Cross but it is our Red Cross experiences that connect us. Our vision is to unite around the ideals, the humanitarian mission and all the other things we value most about being a part of the Red Cross: the service, the global perspective, the learning and most of all, the people. Membership is open to former American Red Cross employees of all ages. 

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