2019 Events and Programs


2019 Date

2019 Events and Programs

January 10


January 13


Board & Alumni Volunteer Leaders Board Meeting

­ CUCFC Board planned and agreed to 2019 priorities, programs and events.

Monthly Book Club

­This group will meet on the second Sunday evening of each month to discuss a fun and stimulating mix of current and classic literary fiction works.

February 28


Book Awards Event and Talk by John Stepper, Working Out Loud

­Over appetizers and cash bar, for our Book Awards Fundraiser Event. Donate funds for our our well-beloved annual book awards to HS students in Fairfield.  The guest speak and Columbia alumnus, John Stepper will share "life and career enhancing strategies" with us.

March 14


Speed Networking and talk by Sharon Small on Personal Branding

Sharon Small, an alumni and personal branding expert, will give a 15 minute talk at the start of the speed networking event.  We then rotate tables to build relationships and uncover new business opportunities.

April 27

Earth Day Field Trip to Grace Farms

Free Admission! Let's celebrate the biodiversity of nature this Earth Day.  Join us to explore Grace Farms’ 80-acre preserve and enjoy programs and activities highlighting the importance of preserving woodlands and wildlife.

June 1



June 29


PepsiCo Sculture Gardens tour

­Tour the collection of 45 pieces of outdoor sculpture at the PepsiCo world headquarters in Purchase, NY. The sculpture collection is meant to exist in harmony on approximately 168 acres of carefully tended  gardens.

Operation Hope, Food Drive at Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, CT

­   Give back as you collect food donations and feed Fairfield’s poor and hungry.

­   Make a generous offer of your time collecting donated food that feeds the hungry.

July 14 

Greenwich Polo Game and Picnic

­Enjoy company of alums and their families, with picnic, while watching this Premier Professional Polo Venue in the beautiful back country of Greenwich, CT

August 31



Sailing event on Long Island Sound

­   Enjoy a cool breeze on a hot August summer as you sail Long Island Sound.

­   In addition, enjoy good cheer, fun chatting, joking and reminiscing with other alums.

September 8

Book Club Meeting

­   Enjoy a topical book The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler with other Columbia alumni

October 17

Annual Columbia Connects Cocktail Reception

­   A get together of all our CU alum associations worldwide around same time.

­   Enjoy the fun of hearing from the mother ship & catching-up with old friends.

November 2

Columbia vs. Yale Tailgate and Football Game 2019

­   Columbia Lions travel to Yale to take on the Bulldogs.

   Join the tailgate from 10 a.m. - noon to enjoy food and great company. Game kicks off at noon. 


November 21

Stage Two Startups

­   Stage two entrepreneurs discuss taking a leap of faith from nine to five jobs to starting new ventures.

   Hear their stories, trials and successes, which would inspire your considering taking your own leap. 


Dorothy Day, Food Drive at Super Stop & Shop in Danbury, CT

­   Give back as you collect food donations to feed Danbury’s homeless, poor and hungry.

   Make a generous offer of your time collecting donated food that feeds the hungry.



Networking Social - a Cocktail Reception/Dinner

­   Organized by alumni volunteers.


Happy Holiday Break


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