VOTE NOW in the 2022 Yale Club of Washington, D.C. Vote!  

It is time for our annual Yale Club of Washington, D.C. Board of Directors election.  There are 5 seats up for election and we have many qualified nominees, so please be sure to review the information carefully and vote 

Only Yale Club of DC Members in good standing can vote.  Not a Member?  Join Today!

If you are Member of the Yale Club of DC, please log-in to view biographical information for the candidates. You are encouraged to review this information carefully, as we have many qualified candidates this year. 

 Clarence Agbi, B.A. '09 

William Chip, B.A. '71, J.D. '79 

Caroline Drees, B.A. '93  

 Jim Ferrell, J.D. '92 

Josh Goodman, B.A. '05

Antonio Ingram II, B.A. '11

Linda Luisi, M.A. '84

Robert Reisner, B.A. '68

Jonathan Rose, B.A. '63

Stanley Seiden, B.A. '10

Paul Sullivan, Ph.D. '86

 Maria Vera Whelan, B.A. '08


Your participation in this election is important. By casting your vote, you are actively engaging in the governance of your Club, electing fellow alumni to represent your interests, to support and enhance existing Club programs, and to foster innovative ways to facilitate interaction between alumni and throughout the broader Washington and Yale communities.

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Only votes submitted before that time will be counted as cast. 

The three-year term of office for the new members of the Board will commence on July 1, 2022. 

Thank you for taking the time to vote!  If you have any questions related to the election or about how to vote, please contact Alexis Gurganious ([email protected]).

Yale Club of Washington, DC Virtual Event

2022 Yale Club Members Annual Meeting: 
“Energy, Climate, Ukraine and the Middle East –
What are the connections?”
with special guest, Dr. Paul Sullivan, Ph.D., Yale

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


Calling all members of the Yale Club of Washington, DC! You are invited to our annual meeting of members, which will include a presentation on the state of the Club followed by an open conversation with Dr. Paul Sullivan, PhD. Yale. 

Professor Paul Sullivan, PhD Yale, teaches courses on climate change and energy and on the Middle East in the Yale Alumni College. In this talk he will be interviewed by Yale Club of Washington, DC Board member, Robert Reisner, on the connection that he makes in his talk between the topics of energy, climate, the Middle East, and Ukraine. He will also explore the way in which the war in Ukraine is already having wide ranging impacts and is likely to shape geopolitics and geo-economics for some time to come.

This meeting is for members-only. If you are not a member, join today


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. 


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    


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