Note. Historically, without philanthropy or sponsorship, many great institutions would never have been founded. In the digital age, sponsorship is still philanthropy and does not connote any form of contractual relationship or partnership with the Alumni Association Network (AAN). Sponsorship denotes that an organization, association, or entity (a) supports scholastic achievers and practitioners and (b) in some manner is contributing to the overall success of AAN.

With sponsorship, AAN grants permission for the "Proud Sponsor" seal to be featured on web sites linked to AAN's web site.