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We stand in solidarity with the black community. We can only begin to understand the daily pain of our black peers, and we give our unwavering empathy and support. Institutional racism, inequity, and injustice are unacceptable.



For every racial tragedy that grips the nation, countless others go unnoticed. We recognize that words and action are always needed; not only following national incidents. Let us listen and learn to better understand these experiences so that we can elevate the discourse and contribute to reforms. These are our responsibilities.


The Yale Club of DC is committed to bringing attention to these issues through our programming, while fostering an inclusive community.



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Virtual Performing Arts Program 



2020 - 2021 Call for Entries


The Yale Club of Washington, D.C., a nonprofit organization committed to providing opportunities for community engagement, continues its support for the performing arts with the 2020 - 2021 Virtual Performing Arts Call for Entries. 


The Yale Club is launching its first ever Virtual Performing Arts Program to feature the unique talents of Yale alumni, to provide our community with performing arts-related programming, and to provide a little support to Yale alumni performing artists during these difficult times of social distancing.  We seek alumni submissions to be considered for our program this fiscal year.  All performing artists are encouraged to submit, but we are hoping some proposals will feature multicultural works that celebrate or honor U.S. heritage and history months.  For our initial season, we will select six performing artists to be featured in one-hour programs in Spring and Summer 2021.


To learn more, please click here.


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Join us in writing cards to send to seniors!


Now more than ever, it’s important that we show love to our elders -- many of whom are isolated due to COVID-19 concerns. That’s why we are collecting handwritten cards and letters to send to the elderly.


Participation is simple: write a handwritten note or card, put it in an envelope and either mail it to or drop it off at one of our designated collection sites (homes of members of our Board). The Yale Club will then take care of putting all of our Club’s contributions together into a big shipment to Letters of Love, an organization that distributes the cards to seniors around the globe.


Drop off or send in your letters by October 31! Sign up to participate here


Please reach out to Maria Vera Whelan if you have any questions: ([email protected]). 


To learn more about additional ways to volunteer with the Yale Club, please click here












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

Yale Club of Washington, DC


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








Yale Club of DC Virtual Event



The Rule of Law: Virtual Discussion with Jessie

K. Liu YLS ’98 and Jonathan Kravis YLS ‘04



Wednesday, September 30, 2020





This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. 

Instructions will be provided upon registration


The Yale Club of Washington invites you to a private virtual discussion featuring former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu YLS ‘98 and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Kravis YLS ‘04.



Please Note: This event will not be recorded, so we strongly encourage registering and attending. 











Hispanic Heritage Month Event



Co-sponsored by 1stGenYale and the Yale Latino


Alumni Network



Hispanic Representation in US Leadership: 


A Conversation with Marco Davis '92  




Thursday, October 8, 2020





This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. 

Instructions will be provided upon registration



The Yale Club of Washington invites you to a virtual discussion with Marco Davis ’92 on the Hispanic American community, and the need for more Hispanic representation in leadership in the US.  Marco Davis is President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute











Yale Club of DC Virtual Event



The Nation's River: A Tale of Two Rivers with


Nancy Stoner YLS '86 


President of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network 



Wednesday, October 14, 2020





This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. 

Instructions will be provided upon registration



The Yale Club invites you to join Nancy Stoner YLS '86 for a discussion on the role of Riverkeepers in combating pollution on “The Nation’s River,” the findings of the Swimmable Potomac Report, the sources of pollution into the river, how data-driven action can further improve water quality, and how you can help to make the Potomac swimmable again.












Yale Club of DC Virtual Event



The Shining Hour:  Nursing Through Pandemic


and Beyond with Prof. Ann Kurth




Dean of the Yale School of Nursing


October 21, 2020





This meeting will be conducted on Zoom

Instructions will be provided upon registration



Please join us for a virtual townhall on The Shining Hour: Nursing through the pandemic and beyond, with Prof. Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN, Dean of the Yale School of Nursing. Hosted by Prof. Susan Michaels-Strasser, Yale MPH.


Commemorating the Bicentennial of Florence Nightingale’s birth in 1820, you are cordially invited to a special celebration of the year of the nurse and midwife with Professor Ann Kurth, Dean of Yale School of Nursing as she shares her life-course perspective to health. 


A nationally renowned epidemiologist and nurse-midwife, Dr. Kurth will discuss a variety of topics such as reproductive health, end-of-life/nursing home/palliative-hospice care during COVID-19 pandemic, and the impacts of global warming especially on vulnerable populations and communities of color. In the trenches we have our nurses fighting against the pandemic, and at their shining hour, there are none better to shine a light on how to strengthen and optimize the global health system that will inevitably face compounding planetary stresses.


Dr. Kurth will be interviewed by Dr. Michaels-Strasser. Time will be allocated for Q&A.












Yale Club of DC Virtual Event



Virtual Conversation with


Dean Jeffrey Brock '92 





An Update on Science and Engineering at Yale



Thursday, October 29, 2020





This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. 

Instructions will be provided upon registration



The Yale Club of Washington invites you to a virtual discussion with Jeffrey Brock ’92, Dean of Yale’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and FAS Dean of Science.  Dean Brock will address the latest news related to science and engineering at Yale including campus planning, COVID-19 response projects, science and engineering priorities and strategies, and more!













Co-sponsored by the Native American Yale


Alumni Association




Native American History in the Capital:


Discovering Indigenous DC



Thursday, November 19, 2020





This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. 

 Instructions will be provided upon registration



Join us this Native American Heritage Month for a discussion about contemporary Native American politics and pressing issues. In this talk, Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at George Washington University, Dr. Elizabeth Rule (Chickasaw Nation), will discuss historical and contemporary Indigenous presence in Washington, DC, and will showcase her new iOS mobile application, the Guide to Indigenous DC. 









The Yale Club of DC is regularly hosting webinars and virtual meetings.  If you are unable to attend in real time, check here for the recordings of those events that you access at any time.


Go to the Events menu at the top of this page and click on Virtual Library or click on this link: https://www.yaleclubdc.org/virtual-library.



Click HERE for a list of other upcoming webinars sponsored by the YAA and other virtual opportunities to connect with Yale faculty, students and alums. 






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Come Play!


Yale alumni in the D.C. area participate in several team sports leagues as part of the Capital Alumni Network (CAN).  Click the link at top to go to our sports teams page.

We encourage alumni to join and play, or at least come cheer us on as we take on alumni squads from over 70 other colleges! 


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