The Yale Club of Cincinnati

Welcome to the website of the Cincinnati Yale Club, the oldest Yale alumni association in the country (founded in 1864). The CYC has over 150 active members representing all classes of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The club sponsors many social and enriching events during the year as well as jointly sponsors events with other Ivy League alumni groups.

The purpose of the club is to:

  • promote friendship and continued learning among local Yale alumni;
  • enhance ties between Yale and its local alumni;
  • help Yale attract, evaluate, matriculate, and support highly qualified applicants from local secondary schools; and
  • promote and enhance the reputation of Yale within the Greater Cincinnati community.


The Cincinnati Yale Club celebrated its 150 Anniversary with special guest Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, in September 2014.

To view photos from our 150th anniversary celebration, please click here.


Yale University and the AYA do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of this website.

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2018 Annual Meeting & Dinner

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: University Club, 401 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fellow Elis,

I hope you can attend the upcoming CYC Annual Meeting and Dinner as we have a very special guest speaker – Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aid, Yale University.  Jeremiah’s talk is titled: Creating the Yale College Community: Admissions and the Future Yale Student.

You can register to attend by clicking here.  In addition to registering for the meeting and dinner, you can also pay your annual dues and donate to the CYC.  Every dollar of membership dues goes towards funding for the upcoming year, i.e., we cannot offer programs or events to our membership if the CYC has no means to pay the bill.  The CYC relies on generous members to sponsor the annual dinner; in addition to covering overhead and keeping the gate price reasonable, donations allow us to defray the cost of offering free attendance at the dinner to matriculants who will be on campus in the Fall.  A donation of $60 will cover one future Eli’s costs for the evening, and a donation of $200 can mean the difference between whether the CYC has the wherewithal to put on an educational or civic program for the members.

Please consider donating this year (sponsorships can be effected through Eventbrite and will be demarcated in the pamphlet circulated at the meeting).  As you may have read in recent correspondence, the CYC obtained its 501(c)(3) status, which permits the CYC to accept tax-deductible donations and has brought us into line with a majority of the other Yale alumni clubs.  This will also allow the CYC to further its engagement with the local community and mission of supporting the university.

The CYC has been very active again this past year through stalwart events like the H-Y football game viewing party, admitted student reception and monthly Cincy Young Ivy happy hours.  In November, we joined the Harvard Club for a night at the Pops.  Just last month, we hosted a lunch and learn with the Nature Conservancy.  Looking forward, the State of the City event is slated for this summer and the Yale Day of Service (happening the Saturday following the annual meeting and dinner) is a charitable walk in support of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness – the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness).  Please make every effort to attend – details can be found on our website and the AYA website.  Program-partnering opportunities with other Ivy alumni clubs and local organizations are also percolating for later this year.  We hope to see you at all of these events so that you can meet new friends and reconnect with old ones.

Please join us for the meeting and dinner to celebrate another successful year and to help catapult the CYC into the next.

Boola Boola

Michael B. Hurley YC ’06

CYC President

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Upcoming Events


2018 Annual Meeting & Dinner

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: University Club, 401 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


This year’s speaker is Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aid, Yale University.  Jeremiah’s talk is titled: Creating the Yale College Community: Admissions and the Future Yale Student.

As Dean of Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aid, Jeremiah is responsible for Yale’s outreach efforts to high-achieving students around the world, the College’s selection, recruitment, and financial aid processes, development of admissions and financial aid policy and practices, and the advancement of Yale’s position as a global leader in affordability and undergraduate education.

Jeremiah has served in a variety of roles in the Yale Admissions office since 2003. As the Director of Outreach and Recruitment, he led Yale’s efforts to attract high-achieving low income students and overhauled the admissions office’s yield activities. As Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Jeremiah served as the senior member of the admissions committee responsible for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) recruitment.  From 2011 to 2013, Jeremiah also served as the inaugural Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at Yale-NUS College, the first liberal arts college in Singapore.

In July 2013, Jeremiah was appointed Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. Jeremiah worked to diversify the applicant pool and increase the diversity in each first-year class of approximately 1,370 students in preparation for enrolling the first class of approximately 1,570 in fall of 2017.

In August 2017 Jeremiah’s portfolio grew to include oversight of the new Yale Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid. Dean Quinlan works closely with the Provost and Dean of Yale College to establish effective financial aid policies, practices, and communications strategies. With the Yale College Financial Aid Working Group Jeremiah has developed several policy enhancements that have benefited all students receiving aid, while significantly reducing financial expectations for students from families with the
greatest financial need.

In addition to his responsibilities as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Jeremiah is a member of the senior management team of Yale College and has chaired the searches for the Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Undergraduate Financial Aid for Yale College. Jeremiah is a fellow of Franklin College at Yale and has served as a College Advisor for first- and second-year students since 2003. He also serves on the College Board’s advisory group for the redesigned SAT and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success.

Jeremiah graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a B.A. in History. More recently, he received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, majoring in Marketing, Finance, and Social Enterprise.


Yale Day of Service

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm; shift/walk details below
Location: Sawyer Point Park, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMIWalks is NAMI’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country.

Yale Day of Service volunteers will help set up for the Southwest Ohio Region NAMIWalks, meet and greet, check-in/register and pass out T-shirts, and assist with site clean up.   Yale Day of Service volunteers also will walk the 5k together as a team. With more than 85 NAMIWalks going on in 2018, we will join the movement and walk for mental health this year! (It’s okay to volunteer and not walk. 10am is the official start time for the walk but it’s okay to start late too.)

To register to help set up from 7:30am-9am (looking for at least 10 people), click here. To see who has registered to set up, click here.

To  register to meet and greet, check-in/register and pass out T-shirts from 8:30am-10 or 8:30-11:30am (at least 10 people), click here.  To see who has registered to meet and greet, check-in and pass out tee shirts, click here.

To register to help tear down/clean up from 12-1:30pm (looking for at least 4 people), click here. To see who has registered to help tear down/clean up, click here.

To register to walk with the Cincinnati Yale Club Family & Friends team, click here.


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Federal 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Status

Great News! The Club’s 501(c)(3) application has been approved.  One of the primary benefits of being tax-exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3) is the ability to accept contributions and donations that are tax-deductible to the donor (for amounts in excess of the value of the goods or services received, e.g., the cost of a dinner).  Additional benefits include, but are not limited to:

*   Ability to apply for
*   exemption from state corporate income taxes (in addition to federal);
*   exemption from state sales and property taxes;
*   grants and other public or private allocations available only to IRS-recognized, 501(c)(3) organizations; and
*   Eligibility for discounts on US Postal bulk-mail rates and other services.

Historically, the CYC has relied on membership fees (and a few generous, event-specific sponsorship donations) to fund ongoing operations in order to fulfill our mission statement of providing a medium through which Yale alumni can contribute to both the university and the local community.  As with many non-profit entities, the CYC’s endeavors have been dampened by budgetary constraints.  Now that our members and patrons have the ability to make tax-deductible donations to the CYC, we will be able to expand the purview of our efforts.

This is where you come in.  I urge you to find the earmark in your own budget to make a donation to the CYC this year and to include the CYC in your ongoing charitable plans.  To that end, donations can sent to:

Cincinnati Yale Club
c/o Mr. Charlie Harte, Treasurer
8363 Shadowpoint Court
Cincinnati, OH 45242

For donations in excess of $250, the Club will mail or email you an acknowledgment of receipt.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and commitment to the Cincinnati Yale Club.

Boola Boola!

Michael Hurley

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