Letter from the president

Dear Fairfield County Columbia University Alums:

As a Columbia University graduate you are part of one of the most prestigious and recognized educational institutions throughout the world.

The Columbia Club of Fairfield County offers you a variety of incredible opportunities to meet/mingle/connect and bond with your fellow alums.  Each year we present an impressive roster of events to stimulate you intellectually (through our special evenings with recognized Columbia professors’ presentations), we generate good will and connection through our Post Christmas/Holiday Party; Summer Cocktail Reception and CAA Annual Cocktail Reception.  We bring our Columbia families together at our Annual Potluck Picnic at the Greenwich Polo Grounds each July—where we picnic under the shade of welcoming trees and enjoy an opportunity to cheer at an exciting polo match.

For those seeking professional connections we continue to offer our “Leveraging Your Columbia Network” program that brings CU Alums from all of the Columbia schools, all professions together to connect through a special program that has produced to date no less than 18 new professional positions, three part time positions and three very lucrative entrepreneurial positions.  On alternate years we offer a Sunset Sailing event and also a day of football and fun at our Tailgate event at Yale.  And, now, we have just established our exciting new group – The 35 and Under CU Graduate group with a blend of activities geared to the younger alum.

In addition, and as mandated by the University Trustees and Columbia Alumni Association, the CUCFC participates in Community Service projects including: Operation Hope—where we go into the community and collect food for a Fairfield food bank that serves 105,000 Fairfield families;  we present 36 Book Awards annually to high school students to stimulate better reading habits as well as their future interest in applying to Columbia; and when funds permit we give a small Annual Scholarship to a Columbia student who is Fairfield based, has an excellent demonstrated academic record and who also has a financial need.  We have worked at nursing homes—to bring entertainment to the elderly and so much more.

We are a dynamic/forward thinking Club and the Club is recognized by the University as one of the most successful of all the CU clubs nationally.  Isn’t this an organization you want to be a part of, to contribute to and to work with to help it grow through your ideas and participation?  

We look forward to welcoming you!

Claire Nathan, MSW, CRS

Columbia University Club of Fairfield County, CT