Sample Thank-You Letter

893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 559-9999

April 5, 2022

Dr. G. Pierson, Director
National Institute for Community and Justice
Western Massachusetts Region
90 Pulpit Hill Road
Pittsfield, MA

Dear Dr. Pierson:

Thank you for taking the time to talk at length with me yesterday about my plans to begin a career in advocacy. I appreciated your willingness to speak so openly about the kinds of qualifications that are desirable for work in this field. Your advice about how to learn more about the field was extremely helpful. As you suggested, I talked briefly with your staff members Janet Wright and Andrea Olson, who were also very helpful. Through them I gained a more complete picture of the projects unfolding at the Institute.

I intend to follow up on the many helpful suggestions you made. I am excited by the prospect of meeting with Alma Freed next week to talk about her experiences at the UMASS Social Justice Program. I have written to Gary Hampstead communicating my eagerness to be trained as a facilitator for the Conversations on Race project. In addition, I plan to investigate both The ADL and Facing History and Ourselves.
I will make sure to keep you updated on my search for employment. If you hear of any opportunities in this field, or have any additional advice for me, I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me. Thank you again for all of your help.


Sally Student