Travel with the Yale Club of DC

The Civil War Road:  Gettysburg & Antietam

June 22-26, 2022

 Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325

We’re going again!  Come with us at pre-Covid prices.

The Yale Club of Washington, DC once again invites you to its reinstated five-day, four-night schedule of social events, meals, lectures, a special-access visit to a private collection, and guided battlefield tours of Antietam and Gettysburg from June 22 - 26, 2022. The tour starts with a kick-off welcome reception, dinner, and introductory lecture. Daily activities will include illustrated talks, in-depth tours, and visits to each specific day's battlefield events. View or download the detailed itinerary HERE.


Donate to the Community Service Fellowship Program

Sponsor a Yale student working in a DC non-profit this summer and support a future alum while helping your local community! 

Each year, the Yale Club of Washington, DC awards Community Service Summer Fellowships to current Yale undergraduates who will spend the summer interning at nonprofit organizations in the Washington metropolitan area. Generous donations make this program happen. 

Thanks to contributions from our community last year, three Yale students were able to make a positive impact on our community through internships at local nonprofits last summer. For our 2022 program, we are hoping to increase our impact by adding an additional Fellow -- bringing the total to four students.  

 This initiative is funded entirely by donations and will only be possible with contributions from community members like you. Join us in supporting this important effort. It’s simple -- just choose one of the following ways to donate:  

  1. PayPal OneTouch Donation 
  2. Yale Club Website Donation Form 
  3. Mail a Check to: Yale Club of Washington, D.C., 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW #106-270, Washington, DC 20016 (Please note "CSF Fundraiser" on your check)

Thank you for your support!


     

Support Your Club: Yale Club of DC T-Shirts For Sale

We're excited to introduce our brand new organic cotton Yale Club of Washington, DC, T-shirts. These soft, durable and fully preshrunk T-shirts are made in the United States with water-based inks. The shirts are blue with the YCWDC logo in white. Each sale supports the non-profit work of the Club, from events to mentoring and community service! 

To order, please click this form, or email Caroline Drees at [email protected] for questions or more information. 


Yale Club of Washington, D.C. Virtual Event 

Virtual Holiday Soirée and Community Service Fundraiser

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

6:30-8:00pm

Save the date! Celebrate the holiday season with the Yale Club of Washington, DC! We invite alumni from Yale College as well as all Yale Graduate Schools and Professional schools to join us for our a Virtual Holiday soirée featuring the music of Yale College a cappella groups and much more! 


 FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP

Dear fellow alumni,

For more than 146 years, members of the Yale Club of Washington, D.C. have served as the backbone of the Yale alumni community throughout the DMV.  Through this tradition of member support, the Club brings local Yale alumni together to connect, learn, socialize, and serve the communities in which we live.  We currently have 681 contributing Club members whose support allows the Club to serve the approximately 14,000 Yale degree holders, parents, and widows in the greater Washington area.  The Yale Club of Washington, D.C. is among the most vibrant of all Yale clubs across the country.  It is thanks to the financial support of our membership that we are able to do so much. 

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Club membership has started to decline, understandable, in light of its effect on people’s professional lives and livelihoods.  If you would like to be or remain a Club member, but are unable to do so due to financial hardship, please let me know. 

For those of you who are able, we invite you to become a member, if you are not one already.  And for those of you who are members, we urge you to renew your membership, when the time comes.  Being a member directly supports Club operations and activities.  Our Club is more than just a social club.  Our community service options, under the leadership of Maria Whelan, are particularly robust.  We work closely with the Capital Area Food Bank and sponsor multiple community service fellowships a year.  In addition, we offer educational programming focused on matters of urgent public interest, as well as a variety of topics that feature the diversity and achievement of Yale alumni.

In times like these, it is important to remain connected.  We welcome DMV Alumni from Yale College and ALL Yale graduate and professional schools as part of our community!    Please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] with your thoughts and suggestions, which will be most welcome.  Stay well and healthy.           

Yvette Soliz Rivers '96, Vice President of Membership    



FROM THE YALE CLUB OF WASHINGTON, DC PRESIDENT

Dear fellow alumni,

I write to share an update on the Club's programming plans for the fiscal year.  We will continue to host monthly lectures, virtually for now, and are excited to share plans to broaden the event topic variety offered.  We intend to do so by increasing both the number and subject area of our offerings.  In addition to educational programming, we aim to increase the number of events featuring faculty from Yale College as well as faculty from Yale graduate and professional schools.  We also plan to increase the number of panel events and see this as a key way to engage with material by highlighting the multidimensionality of the issue under discussion. It is our hope to promote valuable connections between the subject matter experts with one another, and with the audience.  One key takeaway from these past months of virtual events is our membership's strong desire to engage with each other and the content during event discussions.  To further this objective, we will host more interactive sessions and use virtual "break-out" rooms whenever feasible to foster discussion in a more intimate setting.  We see this as a way to create community, which stands as a bedrock principal of our Club's purpose and stated goals.  Our planned expansion of the variety of programming types offered will include heritage month events, professional development and Yale alumni career stories, and instructional programming.  Lastly, we are engaging with the greater Yale community to provide artistic programming content.  More information will be coming out soon on this initiative! 

Thank you for being the best part of the Yale Club of Washington, D.C.  Please reach out to me directly if you have suggestions for programming.

Hope to see you soon "virtually" in one of our programs!

Lauren Harris, '14, President


The Yale Club of Washington, D.C. is proud to receive a YAA Board of Excellence Award for our programs last fiscal year. Our Club is proud to work with such a brilliant, motivated, caring, and diverse group of alums, and we appreciate everyone who supports our community.  

Get involved with our online community on Facebook!

With more than 1100 members so far, our Facebook group is a valuable "place" for local alumni to connect.  Join us!


  

The Yale Club of Washington, D.C. is regularly hosting webinars and virtual meetings.

Members are able to access all past recordings in our Virtual Library