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 seniors.
Join us for a fun card-making virtual social! We will make cards together and learn more about the work being done by Jacob Cramer (’22), a current Yale student who founded the nonprofit Love For Our Elders. Meet other Yalies, enjoy music and mindfulness, and get letter-writing tips for your creations.

Monday, October 26, 2020



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!




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.  




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.


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

Yale Club of Washington, DC


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