FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Chicagoans are such loyal fans – whether the teams are pro or college, winning or losing,” said Michael Fischler, President and CEO of the newly formed Beyond Graduation. His new venture – Beyond Graduation – will attend the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Summit, hosted by the Chicago Marriott Downtown.
Beyond Graduation is every fan’s dream website. While the focus is on college apparel and gear, pro sport fans will find lots to love there too. “What we hope to do,” said Fischler, “is equip alumni associations with their own Beyond Graduation stores. Alumni can purchase items that show their collegiate pride, or their affinity for the Bulls or Blackhawks. Whatever the purchase, the school or alumni association receives a percentage of sales. It is a painless fundraiser because our selection is so vast and the implementation is so simple.”
CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. “College merchandise is a 4.3 billion dollar a year business. 60% of that is apparel. Over 3 million students graduate each year from college. The affinity that these graduates have with their alma-mater enhances each year as the new graduate appreciates what their school did for them in helping them succeed,” commented Fischler. “Beyond Graduation gives you a reason to stay in contact with alumni.”
www.BeyondGraduation.com just came online in June. “We opened our online business with over 100,000 products for over 350 colleges and universities. At the CASE convention, we’ll be talking to colleges and universities about how we can create customized stores for them that they can then use to maintain a conversation with their alumni, provide a requested service, and fundraise for their institutions. We think that this particular triple play will be a win for everyone involved,” added Fischler.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.
About Beyond Graduation
Beyond Graduation is a The Journey Continues, Inc. company, marketing licensed and technology products to college graduates (or fans). The marriage of experience, quality merchandise and an affinity program that assists the mission of all alumni associations and academic consortiums sets our program apart, creating a new standard in fundraising and outreach. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact info@BeyondGraduation.com.