Welcome to the YCSD

Since 1964 the Yale Club of San Diego has committed itself to bring together alumni, students, faculty, parents, and spouses of Yale College as well as the Graduate and Professional Schools. Come share the Boola Boola spirit to socialize, network, educate, and serve our community as members of Yale’s Finest Alumni in America’s Finest City.

I encourage all Yalies in the San Diego area to get involved.  The YCSD is always looking for volunteers and ideas to make the Club a more rewarding experience for you.  Please contact us at yaleclubofsandiego@gmail.com

Jason P. Luján ’89

YCSD President

Ivy+ Theater Event @ Old Globe Theater
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Columbia Club and Ivy-Plus Clubs invite you to see the world premiere musical “The Heart of Rock and Roll” featuring the music of Huey Lewis & The News on Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm.

The Heart of Rock & Roll celebrates the classic songs of Huey Lewis and the News in this heartwarming and hilarious new musical.  Mainstays on the Chicago dive bar circuit, Bobby and his band are hustling for their big break.  But after their latest rejection, Bobby decides it’s “Hip to Be Square,” trades in his guitar, and starts “Workin’ for a Livin’” in corporate America.  His boss, Cassandra, has struggles of her own, having sacrificed her personal life for the company.  When they both get a shot at their dreams—for Bobby, another crack at rock stardom, and for Cassandra, a chance to become CEO—they must decide “If This Is It” for their careers, or if “The Power of Love” triumphs over all.

To Purchase Tickets @ 15% Ivy-Plus Discount: (5 pricing/seating levels)


Click the link and the 15% discount will be automatically applied. If the ticket price does not say “Group Web 15%” next to it, please do not continue with the transaction. Discounts will then not be applied; all sales are final. If anyone has technical issues, please call Cristal Salow (619-238-0043 x2408).

The group discount does not apply in all sections. All ticketing service fees are waived. We encourage you to purchase as soon as possible before it sells out. Seats are not reserved. Everyone can choose their own seats and will need to plan if they want to sit together.


Listen to Huey Lewis talk about The Heart of Rock & Roll with Jimmy Kimmel:  


In addition, we have a limited # of seats reserved for lunch at El Prado Restaurant, Balboa Park on Sunday, September 23 @ 11:45 am.  We will sit together and you can order your own lunch off the El Prado Menu.

  • Lunch RSVP: please send an email to Columbia Alumni Association President Alex Szabo and include your name, # people, and University / College Club affiliation:  alex@topsailgroup.com

We look forward to seeing you on September 23!



Annual Fall Mixer @ The home of Cindy & Tim Wollaeger
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more than two decades, the Yale Club of San Diego has sponsored a mixer each fall for all Yale alumni, students, parents and faculty living in or visiting the area.  For the past few years, we have been graciously hosted by Cindy and Tim Wollaeger ’66.  This year, they will again host us at their new home at 1820 Viking Way in  La Jolla. Please join us to refresh old friendships and kindle new ones!

Attendance is free, but we encourage attendees to bring food donations, which we will pass on to Feeding America.

The Fall Mixer also kicks off our 2019 Contributing Membership year. Please consider a Contributing Membership in the Yale Club of San Diego as well!

If you plan to attend, reserve your spot by completing the following:

RSVP - Annual Mixer

To become a Contributing Member of the Yale Club of San Diego, or renew your existing membership for 2019, please complete the following:

Membership 2019

  • Other Ways You Can Contribute

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We look forward to seeing you!

Yale Men’s HeavyWeight Crew Repeats IRA National Championship

Another strong showing and bragging rights with a fantastic finish to the season.  Game highlights and details may be found HERE.  Congrats Bulldogs!

Yale Men’s Lacrosse Wins NCAA Division I National Championship

A fitting cap to a fantastic season and Yale athletics history: the men’s lacrosse team defeated Duke to win the 2018 NCAA Division I championship—a first in program history!  Game highlights and details may be found HERE.  Congrats Bulldogs!

Alumni Fellow Nominations​

PLEASE NOTE: Nominations are accepted at any time, but must be received by September 14 for consideration this year.

A message from Nancy Stratford ’77, Chair, Association of Yale Alumni Board of Governors

Dear Friends of Yale:

I write today to request your assistance in identifying outstanding leaders for Yale University.

Each year, Yale alumni elect one Fellow of the Board of Trustees for a six-year term. Candidates for election are chosen by a committee of the AYA Board of Governors and others in the University community.

We count on you to nominate alumni with the vision and leadership to serve on the Board. Nominations are accepted year round but please use this form to give us your suggestions no later than September 15, 2018 to be considered for this year.

The Board of Trustees (formally the Yale Corporation) is Yale’s governing and policy-making body. The trustees act as fiduciaries to ensure that the university’s academic and administrative leadership are guided by sound policies and practices, with adequate resources, to further Yale’s mission. The trustees are attentive to balancing the needs of today’s faculty, students, alumni, and staff with those of future generations.

Candidates for Alumni Fellow should be accomplished individuals with a capacity for consensus building within a collegial body. The candidates with the most potential will have insight relevant to current university challenges and will be able to make their service on the Corporation a high personal priority with respect to time, energy, and effort. Ideally, the pool of nominees for Alumni Fellow reflects the wonderful diversity of the alumni community itself, and I encourage you to consider this when making recommendations.

According to governing documents, trustees must be holders of either a bachelor’s degree from 2013 or earlier, or any degree from the Graduate School or one of Yale’s professional schools. In addition, please note that members may only hold office until the age of 72. So that an Alumni Fellow may serve a full six-year term, the nominating committee generally does not consider naming individuals to the slate who are older than the age of 66.

If you have any questions, please contact the AYA. Nominations may also be mailed to Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee, P.O. Box 209010, New Haven, CT 06520-9010.

Thank you for joining me in seeking excellent leaders to guide Yale’s future.

Summer Send-Off to ’22 Yalies

Class ’22

Thanks to all who attended the second annual YCSD Picnic at Presidio Park in Mission Hills to recognize and welcome the newest generation of Yalies from the Class of ’22.  Taking advantage of a pleasant summer day (and too much food), students, parents and alumni gathered to converse, reflect and prepare for the next chapter in their lives.  Congratulations to all!

YCSD 2018 Annual Brunch

We are excited and looking forward to having Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm, Inc. as our speaker at the annual brunch Saturday, June 9th, 2018. Dr. Jacobs became a member of the Yale family when he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering and Technology at Yale commencement in 2017.

He received his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell, and his Masters and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Technology from M.I.T. After serving on the faculty at M.I.T for 8 years, he joined the faculty at UCSD in 1966 as a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. In 1968, he co-founded Linkabit Corporation, a satellite communications company which was acquired by M/A-COM, and in 1985 founded Qualcomm with several colleagues from Linkabit. Qualcomm initially focused on satellite communications as well, but eventually broadened to include digital telephone technology based on CDMA. Qualcomm is now a multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company which has evolved several generations of CDMA culminating in what is known today as “5G”. The company has more than 33,000 employees worldwide, with over 13,000 in San Diego and is one of two Fortune 500 companies in San Diego.

Dr. Jacobs has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Among his numerous honors, he has been the co-recipient of an award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (for CDMA technology), the Bower award for Business Leadership, membership in the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame, and the medal of honor from the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and an honorary Doctorate from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.

His philanthropic endeavors have been legendary with contributions to the arts (San Diego Symphony, the La Jolla Music Society,La Jolla Playhouse), UCSD (Jacobs School of Engineering, Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla), M.I.T, Cornell, American Society for Technion (the Cornell/Technion Technology Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York), support for the underserved in San Diego, and the new downtown Library.

Dr. Jacobs will be interviewed by Robert Hemphill, YC 1966.

This event is SOLD OUT!  We look forward to seeing those of you who have registered!

Become a Contributing Member Now!

Become a Contributing Member of the Yale Club of San Diego

We hope that Yale has made a difference in your life, and with your contribution we can continue to make a difference in the lives of other Yalies and within our communities. We invite you to support the Yale Club of San Diego by becoming a Contributing Member.

Your tax-deductible dollars help support programs such as the YCSD Book Award, Yale Day of Service, and Alumni Schools Committee (ASC), in addition to offsetting the costs of social and professional events offered throughout the year.

For God, For Country, and for Yale!
and for San Diego!

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