Yaamny Home Page

Welcome to the mid-March edition of the YAAMNY Newsletter

We have many events planned for the early spring, including a discussion on the future of social entrepreneurship, two benefits, social mixers, a Broadway show outing, and more! YAAMNY is pleased to support the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute's panel discussion and reception on social entrepreneurship on March 31.  This week, we are co-sponsoring a banquet fundraiser in honor of the Lunar New Year and, on April 14, a concert in memory of Annie Le. 

Like fine food? Join us for an international extravaganza at the Yale Club on March 23.  This special event, open to all Yalies, will feature a showcase of foods from some of New Haven's finest restaurants and a presentation by AYA Executive Director Mark Dollhopf '77 on AYA's recent global initiatives.

It's also not too early to start thinking about the Yale Day of Service. This world-wide event brings Yalies together every May for community service projects in their communities.  Like to do art with kids? To garden? To help with job interview and career planning? These are just a few possibilities.  Last year, over 500 Yale alumni, family and friends volunteered at some 20 locations in and around NYC.   Registration is now open at http://www.yaledayofservice.org/servicesites.

More details about these and other events below.  Many thanks to all the wonderful alumni volunteers who make these events possible.

Anna Maslakovic '88
This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

Quick links:

March 20 -- AAAYA Lunar New Year Twelve Course Banquet/Fundraiser

March 23 -- AYA Goes Global: International Food Tasting and Presentation

March 25 -- Yale Alumni Party!

March 26-9 -- Celebrating Yale Women: 40 Years in Yale College, 140 Years at Yale University

March 31 -- [YEI-NYC / YAAMNY] The Future of Social Entrepreneurship: Panel + Reception

April 14 -- AAAYA & YAAMNY Benefit Concert in Memory of Annie Le

April 27 -- YAAMNY Collected Stories on Broadway

May 15 -- Yale Day of Service

March 28 -- Arts & Entertainment Committee Meeting

April 6 -- Public Service/Social Justice Committee Meeting

April 10 -- Educational Programs Committee Meeting 




When:   March 20, 2010 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where:   S Dynasty
511 Lexington Avenue (at 48th Street)
Cost:   100

Banquet will be a sumptuous and elegant twelve course gourmet Chinese feast including Peking Duck, Fresh lobster and snow crab claws. Tickets are $100/person.   Proceeds from this event will support summer interns who will work at NYC non-profit organizations serving the Asian community. Please see website for further details:  www.aaaya.org

Co-sponsored by The Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York


AYA Goes Global: International Food Tasting and Presentation

When:   March 23, 2010 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where:   Tap Room, Yale Club of New York City
Vanderbilt Avenue
Cost:   $5 per person; payable in cash at the door

The Yale Club of New York City, the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York (YAAMNY), and Market New Haven bring an international extravaganza to the Yale Club for a special event open to all Yale alumni. Enjoy a sampling of award winning cuisine from 116 Crown (Wine & Small Plates Lounge);  Barcelona (Spanish Wine Bar); bespoke (Modern American Cuisine); Thali (Regional Cuisine of India); Union League Café (Parisian Style Brasserie) and Zinc (Modern American), as well as several passed hors d’oeuvres from the Club’s own Executive Chef, Charles Kehrli.

Complementing New Haven's world class cuisine and Yale's ambition to be a world leading university, the AYA has made it a mission to be a world leading alumni association. New initiatives launched as part of the AYA's strategic plan have placed Yale's alumni relations programs on a world stage in a leading role. AYA Executive Director, Mark Dollhopf '77, will share some of the new global initiatives of the AYA that have sparked the interest of alumni worldwide and given them the opportunity to travel to Australia, Japan, Iceland, and Mexico. You can also learn the specific ways to get involved.

There is a $5 per person charge for this event, payable in cash at the door, plus a cash bar. Please reserve your spot in advance by calling the Yale Club at 212-716-2133 or by emailing  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript . (Dress Code: business casual ... no jeans, no sneakers).



When:   March 25, 2010 6:30pm-9:30pm
37 West 17th Street
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10011
Cost:   $10 until 3/19, $15 after and at door

Join your fellow Yalies for an all-class mixer at Retreat Lounge on March 25th, 6:30pm.  It's a chance to catch up with friends, meet new people, flirt and network!!  Appetizers will be provided.  If you are interested in joining the Host Committee (to help publicize the event and assist at the door), please email Audrey Leibovich '97 at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

Please use this link to RSVPhttp://marchalumniparty.eventbrite.com/


Celebrating Yale Women: 40 Years in Yale College, 140 Years at Yale University

When:   March 26-29, 2010
Where:   Yale Campus
New Haven, CT
Cost:   See website

Celebrating Yale Women: 40 Years in YaleCollege, 140 Years at YaleUniversitypromises to be an amazing alumni event.  Although designed with Yale alumnae in mind, all graduates (men and women) are welcome.  An incredible program awaits those who register:

. . . Featured speakers including Indra Nooyi '80 MPPM, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo; Margaret Marshall '76 JD, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court; Margaret Warner '71, senior correspondent and on-air anchor, The PBS NewsHour; Karen Lawrence '71, Kim Bottomly, and Carol Christ '70 PhD, presidents of Sarah Lawrence, Wellesley, and Smith, respectively.

. . . Yale faculty presentations from Sharon Oster, Dean and Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management; Tamar Gendler '87, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology and Chair of Cognitive Science; Carolyn Mazure, Director, Womens Health Research at Yale; and Priyamvada (Priya) Natarajan, Professor, Department of Astronomy and Associate Professor, Department of Physics. 

. . . A special look back at the coeducation of Yale College featuring Elga Wasserman '76 JD, former Special Assistant to the President on Coeducation; Henry "Sam" Chauncey, Jr. '57, former Secretary of the University; and John Wilkinson '60, '63 MAT, former Dean of Students and moderated by Mary Miller '81 PhD, Dean of Yale College.

And more!

Wow!  What a weekend!  Please click here for the full range of details related to the conference and easy, online registration.


[YEI-NYC / YAAMNY] The Future of Social Entrepreneurship: Panel + Reception

When:   March 31, 2010 6:30pm
Where:   Pranna, 79 Madison Ave (at 28th St)
Cost:   $10

YEI-NYC in collaboration with YAAMNY presents a unique panel discussion + networking reception on the Future of Social Entrepreneurship. Join your fellow Yale alumni entrepreneurs in NYC for interesting conversation, tasty hors d'oeuvres, and sociable libations.

This month's event will feature a panel discussion focusing on the future of social enterprise from an enlightening group of Yale alumni social entrepreneurs, educators, and organizers. We'll get together to engage with the panelists, mingle with other Yale innovators, and talk about the future in Pranna's swanky Cellar Room. We've arranged a drink special, plus a selection of complimentary Asian cuisine hors d'oeuvres.

A $10 donation will be asked for at the door to cover expenses. This event is for Yale alumni and their guests only.

RSVP HERE: http://anyvite.com/fvnx57bq0p


AAAYA & YAAMNY Benefit Concert in Memory Of Annie Le

When:   April 14, 2010 7:30pm-10:30pm
Where:   St Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave (54th St), NYC
Cost:   $25 ($15 student) suggested donation

AAAYA & YAAMNY  cordially invite you to a benefit concert in memory of Annie Le.

Please join Yale Alumni, students, and friends for the very First Fellowship Benefit to honor the memory of Annie Le, the 24-year-old Yale pharmacology doctorate student who was murdered on campus in September of 2009.  Classical music performance by Dean Robert Blocker, Yale School of Music, Professor Ransom Wilson, Yale School of Music, Jessica Chang '08, Akiko Kobayashi '07, and Gabriella Tortorello '11.

RSVP: Limited space is available. You must RSVP online to reserve a space via the comment box at http://aaaya.org/?p=1759

Voluntary Donation at the door, cash or check made payable to Yale University.  All Proceeds to benefit the ANNIE LE MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP FUND. Full event details available here, including how to make a donation if you are unable to attend the benefit.


YAAMNY Collected Stories on Broadway

When:   April 29, 2010 7:00pm
Where:   Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036


The Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan NY's Arts Committee cordially invites you to a performance of Manhattan Theatre Club's Collected Stories on Broadway, followed by an exclusive talk back with the members of the creative team and cast and MTC's associate artistic director Mandy Greenfield '96.

Pullitzer Prize-winning playwright and Yale College playwrighting professor, Donald Margulies returns to MTC following this season's Broadway premiere of the crtitically acclaimed play, Time Stands Still. Collected Stories centers on a celebrated New York author and her bright-eyed young protégé. As their relationship evolves and the line between fact and fiction blurs, their fascinating story comes to a dramatic conclusion. Tony Award winner Linda Lavin and director Lynne Meadow, who collaborated on MTCs The Tale of the Allergists Wife, reunite for this new production.

The limited number of tickets available are all orchestra seats. We expect this exclusive event to sell out. Tickets are $85 before March 31, $90 after. Register now at http://yaamny-collectedstories.eventbrite.com. First come, first served.


Yale Day of Service

When:   May 15, 2010 9:00am
Where:   Various sites around NYC. Start and end times vary by project; some projects held on May 1 and May 22.

The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK is proud to partner with the Yale Club of New York City and the Association of Yale Alumni to sponsor the Second Annual YALE DAY OF SERVICE, on May 15, 2010 (or for certain specified events May 1, May 7, May 16 or May 22 - please click on the Day of Service link below for more details).

On this day, thousands of Yale Alumni, family members and friends will gather to volunteer for meaningful events and projects ranging from the labor intensive (sprucing up parks, planting gardens & painting) to the more intellectually stimulating (reading books to children, assisting with job applications & college applications and tutoring) throughout the New York City Area and around the globe.  During the first global Yale Day of Service (2009), we had the pleasure of helping over 500 Yale Alumni & their family & friends serve at approximately 20 sites throughout the area.

Among the possible activities are park clean-up activities, tutoring, planting gardens, teaching tennis, various walks and assisting with job and college applications. This year we have added more sites including additional child-friendly sites, we have a broader range of activities and have activities on various dates throughout the month of May to allow alumni to participate on the day that best suits them.  Our first event as part of this year's Day of Service, at the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, was very well attended with 26 volunteers and 50 children. Mayor Dinkins gave an inspirational introductory speech at this event.It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Click here to learn more and register for a Yale Day of Service site in your area.



Arts & Entertainment Committee meeting

When:   March 28, 2010 2:00pm
Where:   Cosi (21st & Park)

The YAAMNY Arts & Entertainment Committee provides a forum where alumni can enjoy, share in, and learn from leading practitioners in the world capital of fine and performing arts, and support alumni in the arts, through regular presentations and events that will offer opportunities for networking and performance. Whether you have won a Pulitzer and travel by limousine or are pushing cabs between auditions, come share your ideas and help create a resource to assist us all in our work.

All are welcome. Please RSVP to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .


Public Service/Social Justice Committee Meeting

When:   April 6, 2010 7:00pm-7:01pm
Where:   Ashiya Sushi
167 First Avenue (btwn 10th and 11th Street)
Cost:   1/2 price sushi

We wish to invite you to the PS/SJ Committee meeting to discuss our major upcoming event, Yale Day of Service and other significant initiatives to promote public service and social justice in our community and beyond.  We look forward to your attendance.


Educational Programs Committee Meeting

When:   April 10, 2010 11:00am-12:30pm
Where:   Think Coffee, 248 Mercer Street

The Educational Programs Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York is engaged in planning educational enrichment programs for New York City area alumni. If you are interested in crafting first-rate, engaging, and intellectually stimulating programs with fellow Yale alumni, you are warmly invited to the join the Committee. If you would like to join, please contact the Committee at: This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript . All are welcome.


YAAMNY Board of Directors & Committee Chairpersons

My Luu President | Rosa Balestrino Secretary | Tracey Ober Treasurer | Anna Maslakovic Alumni Outreach | Sibile Morency Arts & Entertainment | Audrey Leibovich - Pam Weinstock Career Networking & Social Activities | Lisa Lee - Anne Nakaoka Moss  Development | Chad Berkowitz  Educational Programs | Stephen Scher Graduate & Professional Schools Alumni Relations | Andrew Burgie - Jeremy Leeds - Karin Weiner Public Service & Social Justice

Want to volunteer?  E-mail Anna at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

Thanks for your interest in YAAMNY. Join us at an event soon!

© | Powered by SureTech.com