Support the Yale Club Community Service Fellowship Program!

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 2021 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:

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 generous support! 



Welcome to Washington, DC Virtual Happy Hour with BOLD Alumni!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. 
Instructions will be provided upon registration

Calling all recent graduates from Yale College and all Yale graduate and professional schools! Want to meet fellow recent and relatively recent Yale graduates who live in the DC area?  Join us for a “Welcome to DC” Virtual Happy Hour just for BOLD alumni (BOLD: Bulldogs of the Last Decade!). 



Cyber Privacy:  Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care with April Falcon Doss '89

Thursday, December 3, 2020


This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. 
Instructions will be provided upon registration

Join us for a conversation with April Falcon Doss '89, a cybersecurity and privacy expert with experience working for the National Security Agency and the U.S. government, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as she explores the most common types of data being collected about individuals today and delve into how it is being used—sometimes against us—by the private sector, the government, and even our employers and schools.



Virtual Holiday Soirée and Community Service Fundraiser

Saturday, December 19, 2020


This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. 
Instructions will be provided upon registration

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 very first Virtual Holiday Soirée featuring the music of THREE Yale College a cappella groups! Enjoy the innovative music, meet other local Yale alumni and help us raise funds to support our annual Community Service Fellowship program, which pays for current Yale undergraduates to intern at DC area nonprofits at no cost to the organizations! 





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 566 contributing Club members whose support allows the Club to serve the approximately 10,000 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 three 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.           

Chip Seward '65, Vice President of Membership


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, Vice President of Programming 



Every summer, the Yale Club of Washington, D.C. sponsors Community Service Fellows.  These fellows are Yale undergraduates working for D.C.-area community service organizations.  As a nonprofit, the Club funds these fellowships through a combination of dues, profit from Yale Club events, and the generosity of our patrons.

This past summer's Fellows, Laura '21, Sophie '21 and Kara '22, worked at a D.C. Youth Orchestra, Capital Area Food Bank, and A Wider Circle. While they worked remotely due to COVID-19, they made an incredible impact on our local community from afar. To learn about their experiences and the contributions they made, check out their stories below. You can also hear directly from the interns by watching our recent webinar with them -- see the recording here.

Without your generous contribution this program wouldn't exist.  We thank you for your donation and for your support of these future Yale alums.


Maria Vera Whelan '08, Vice President of Community Service 

To read more about this year's Community Service Fellows, please click here.

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