Serve on the Board of the Yale Club! 

Are you interested in serving on the Yale Club of Washington, DC's Board of Directors? The Board actively invites all interested local alumni to consider running for the Club's Board of Directors.  Alumni are also welcome to nominate other alumni! 

Board members represent the interests of alumni, support and enhance existing Club programs, and help foster innovative ways to facilitate interaction between alumni throughout the broader Washington and Yale communities. The position requires ongoing engagement with fellow Directors, alumni, and Club staff throughout the year. 

The Board consists of 15 individuals, who are Members of the Yale Club and who serve three-year terms. To learn more about our current Board of Directors, please click here

Directors are expected to be very involved including: attending monthly virtual lunch meetings and quarterly dinner meetings in downtown Washington; planning, executing, and/or supporting at least two programs per year; participating with Club Committees and projects; and attending Club functions.  The required annual Director Contribution Fee from prior years ($200) has been eliminated for the upcoming fiscal year, however Directors may be expected to pay for their meeting meals in future years. 

Our Board values diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We strive to represent our diverse membership, and we strongly encourage applications from members with a wide spectrum of backgrounds, identities, cultures, interests, skills, and experiences.  We also would like to emphasize that alumni from Yale College and ALL Yale professional and graduate schools are welcome to run! In addition, we welcome alumni from all areas within the greater Washington, DC area, even those who do not live in and close to the city.  We are eager to welcome new Board members and volunteers who can add new perspectives to our current team.

If you are interested in being considered for this important position, please complete the following form All submissions must be complete by April 28, 2023 to be considered. 

Questions? Contact Yale Club of Washington, DC. 

Volunteer with the Yale Day of Service this Spring!

The 15th annual Yale Day of Service is coming up, and there are lots of ways to get involved. Projects will take place on May 13 as well as other dates throughout the spring! Join us!

Become a Site Coordinator

We are seeking site coordinators to help out with liaising with nonprofit partner organizations, and serving as on-site coordinators day of for groups of Yale volunteers.  The Yale Club will help get the sites set up in advance and then hand them off to site coordinators to communicate with the nonprofit and Yale volunteers in the lead-up to and day of the event. To learn more, or to sign up, contact Maria Vera Whelan ([email protected]). 

Organize a Yale Day of Service Project

Have a service project or organization in mind that you’d like to set up and coordinate start to finish (including day of)? It’s simple: Just reach out to Maria Vera Whelan ([email protected]), then submit your project here: Make sure you include “Yale Day of Service” in the event title, Yale Club of Washington, D.C. under “Organization,” input for the URL, and select “Service” for the event category. Projects can take place on May 13, or anytime this spring. Tips for organizing a project can be found here.

Volunteer for an Existing Service Project

Sites are starting to get confirmed and we’re seeking volunteers for each! Here’s the line-up so far:

  • Install smoke alarms and promote home safety in D.C. with the Red Cross - April 15, 8:30 am - 2 pm. SIGN UP HERE

  • Cunningham Falls State Park Clean-up - April 21, 9 am - 12 pm.  SIGN UP HERE

  • Organize donations at A Wider Circle - May 13, 10 am - 12 pm. SIGN UP HERE

Stay tuned for more details on this year’s Yale Day of Service in the near future!

Yale Club of DC Virtual Event


Yalies Taking Action to Address the Climate Crisis

Wednesday, April 26, 2023


Engaging discussion on tangible actions taken by Yalies to address the climate crisis and manage climate anxiety. The speakers will discuss their involvement in leading commercial opportunities targeted at addressing the crisis as well as research efforts underway by Yalies to develop solutions.


 1st Gen Yale Alumni Conference 2023 - 

"Being the First, but Not the Last"

Celebrate Our Heritage, Experiences, and Accomplishments as Trailblazing Yalies!

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
Main event: Saturday, April 29

On Campus at Yale
The Yale School of Management
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Play Softball with Yalies and Friends!

Members of the DC Yale Club are recruiting new alumni for its social softball team! Season starts on April 21 and ends in mid-August with 14 games. Playoffs are played during 2 weekends in August in a picnic-style festival/tournament weekend!

Cost will be roughly $40-$60, depending on team size (tournament costs separate).

Please email Carlisle Runge at [email protected] to sign up! 


 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 the Club with your thoughts and suggestions, which will be most welcome.  Stay well and healthy.   


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