Support the Community Service Fellowship Program!

Each year, the Yale Club of Washington 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 2022 program, we are hoping to fund three student internships. 

This initiative is funded largely 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:

Yale Club of Washington, DC Virtual Event
Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Join us for a Beginners’ Spanish Lesson

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 
7:00-8:00pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a beginners’ online Spanish lesson! Come learn a few important words and phrases with teacher Luz Gonzalez, and have some fun during this interactive class, capped at 8 people. If the event is sold out, please sign up for the waitlist and we will host additional classes! 

  


Yale Club of Washington DC's King Tut Special Event Series
The 100th anniversary celebration of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb

Two Events (join us for one or both!): 

Egypt in the Age of Tutankhamun (Zoom event) 
Thursday, October 6 from 6:30pm-7:30pm 
Presentation by Yale Professor of Egyptology John Darnell on Egypt at the time of Tutankhamun’s reign.  Professor Darnell will also speak about Tutankhamun’s parents, about whom he has just co-authored a book.

 

 Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience (Exhibition at the National Geographic Museum- 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Saturday, October 15 at 2:00pm
Adults: $16, Children under 18: Free
Beyond King Tut celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the legendary discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. 


Yale Club of Washington, DC Virtual Event
Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Join us for a Virtual Spanish Table

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 
7:00-8:00pm

Remember having dinner at a Yale “language table” one of the dining halls, where students gathered for a casual opportunity to speak (or practice speaking) a given language and meet others? Well, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re organizing a virtual Spanish Table on Oct 11 at 7 pm. Spanish speakers of all levels welcome! Bienvenidos y hasta pronto!

  


Yale Club of Washington, DC In-Person Event
Bulldogs of the Last Decade Event

Dia de los Muertos Meetup in the Park

Saturday, October 15, 2022 
1:00-3:00pm 
Franklin Park
1332 I St NW Washington, DC 20005
Cost: Free! 

Join your fellow young alums at Franklin Park on October 15 as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a heritage market, cultural activities, and performances! Light drinks and refreshments will be provided (food will also be available for purchase through the broader event). Please RSVP at the Gather DC event site below AND through the Eventbrite link. 

   

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Yale Club of Washington, DC In-Person Event
A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Tasting 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6:30-8:30pm
Location: Airbus
1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members

Learn the basics of understanding, tasting, and pairing wines with foods! Know nothing about wine?  Fearful when asked to select a wine? Think wine is too snobby?  Join the Yale Club of DC for an educational and fun wine tasting with Rick Bellman, a knowledgeable DC wine merchant and presenter for a relaxing event where you will learn how to taste some basic varietals of wine, what to look for in wines and how to pair wines with food. 

   


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. 


FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP

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.           

Caroline Drees '96, Vice President of Membership    



FROM THE YALE CLUB OF WASHINGTON, DC PRESIDENT

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.  

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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