Past Ivy Alliance Events
June 30, 2009 - MBA Admissions and the New World Order
at the University
Club in San Francisco June 30
After a long hiatus, the Ivy Gourmet group kicked off the year in a healthy and tasty way on Saturday, January 26, 2008.
The group met for Japanese Tapas & Sake at Sozai Restaurant and Lounge in San Francisco.
If you are not an Ivy Gourmet
member (membership is free), sign up at: www.wubashi.com/ivyalliance/new_member.php
2007 Harvard Club of Silicon Valley Annual Dinner, Wednesday, February 7, 2007.
Speaker: Stephanie Tilenius,
Vice President of Paypal, previous Vice President of eBay, and HBS graduate. Stephanie will speak at our annual dinner about
her strategies, experiences, lessons, and predictions about future patterns in her industries.
Several East Bay Smithies joined other Ivy Alliance alumni and friends at the San Francisco Opera on December 8 for a
reception and talk by Mount Holyoke alumnae and San Francisco Opera staff member Jennifer Lynch prior to the evening's performance of Carmen. Faced with an audience that ranged from
serious opera buffs to those attending their first performance, Ms. Lynch did a very good job of presenting historical
information and insights regarding the work that were interesting to all.
Mount Holyoke alumnae--moms and kids went to the Oakland Zoo
on Sunday, September 25 with plans to meet inside the zoo in the seating area to the left of Flamingo Island, and have a
picnic lunch. Coordinated by Jen King
-- Verity Chegar, President of Mount Holyoke Club of Northern California
Harvard Club summer events (http://harvardclubsf.org/
- Saturday, July 16th - The Anton Schwartz Trio (jazz) in Oakland.
- Saturday, July 23rd - The Great San Francisco Treasure Hunt.
- Friday, July 29th - Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at The Next Stage Theater.
- Saturday, August 20th - Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" at Stinson Beach, with early supper.
The Penn Club organized a San Francisco Symphony "Summer in the city" all Russian program evening on July 8, 2005 at Davies
Symphony Hall. The program included Dvorak's 1812 Overture, Shostakovich (Festive), Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No. 2), and
Prokofiev (Classical). Drinks (for more interactive socializing) followed.
San Francisco Opera's performance of Cosi fan tutte on Wednesday, June 29, organized by Smith alumna Stannie Holt.
Wednesday, April 20th at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco: International Museum of Women speaker series event discussing
the new book, Developing Power: How Women Transformed International Development, moderated by Mount Holyoke alumna
Kavita N. Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. See website for more information.
SF GIANTS baseball games with the Ivy Alliance - The Penn Club of Northern California purchased a block of 30 tickets
for SF Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers baseball game on Sat, April 23rd and the Club extended an invitation to all Ivy Alliance
members to join us for the game. Ivy Alliance members would pay the same price as Penn Club members. Fantastic seats in the
left field bleachers, Section 137, Rows 23, 24 & 25.
Saturday, April 23rd, SBC Park, San Francisco, 1:05 PM
Ticket prices: $25 for Dues Paying Members of the Ivy Alliance (Includes EBSCC), $30 for all others.
The Cornell University Glee Club West Coast tour led to a January 8, 2005 concert in Berkeley.
The Vassar alumni club hosted a Seven Sisters Northern CA event on March 24, 2004 at The Mechanics Institute. Barbara
Gault, Vassar '78, Certified Financial Planner, offered a lesson in Financial Planning Essentials - How to Achieve Your
Personal Financial Goals.
On February 21, Ivy League and Seven Sisters alumni enjoyed an evening of Mozart with guest Conductor Neville Marriner.
The evening began with a reception in the Symphony's Green Room followed by Symphony No. 15, Sinfonia concertante
for Winds, and Piano Concerto No. 24 featuring 23-year-old virtuosic American pianist Jonathan Biss.
The proceeds from the evening's event helps fund the annual Ivy Alliance Community Service Fair.
Community Service Fair 2003
On August 19th, 2003, the Ivy Alliance held its second annual Community
Service Fair in downtown San Francisco. The Community Service Fair is similar to a job fair. Service oriented non-profit organizations
were given tables to set out literature describing their services and their volunteer programs, with the goal of recruiting
volunteers. Alumni from the Seven Sisters and Ivy League colleges who are interested in offering their time and skills were
able to talk with representatives of 50 different organizations.
Karuna Jaggar (Smith '95) who works at The Womens Initiative was among the
participating organizations. http://womensinitiative.org/index.htm. The Womens Initiative provides training and business development strategies
for low-income women the Bay Area to start or expand their own businesses. They received the Presidential Award for Excellence
in Microenterprise Development in 2001.
Other participating organizations were Special Olympics of Northern California,
Oakland Animal Shelter, the Chabot Space and Science Center, Habitat For Humanity, Project Underground, Back on Track Tutorial
Program, Shanti, and the Berkeley Senior Center/Meals on Wheels. The range was deliberately wide in terms of services and
locations in order to provide the greatest amount of choices for people seeking a volunteer opportunity. For a full list,
Throughout the year the Ivy Alliance holds fund raisers (such as the fund
raiser at the SF Ballet in February) so that we can host the Community Service Fair. Fundraisers being planned for 2003-2004
are the SF Opera (Barber of Seville), SF Symphony and the SF Ballet. Ivy Alliance connections with board members or senior
staff at these organizations helps to make these events possible, with discounted tickets to make the events more affordable.