Ivy+ with Harvard Club Annual Brunch @ San Diego Yacht Club
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Harvard Professor Maria Tatar is our special presenter during brunch.

Maria Tatar’s research focuses on Modern German Culture, Folklore, and Children’s Literature. Her most recent work, The Annotated Peter Pan, commemotes 100 years of J.M. Barrie’s novel Peter and Wendy. She has written books about Weimar Culture, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and childhood reading. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, and the Harvard Crimson. Her work has been featured on the Today Show and in Harvard Magazine.

Prof. Tatar will talk about fairy tale heroines for the 21st century:  how old and new  fairy tales provide structure, empowerment and agency (or not) to their heroines and what lessons we can draw about them for our society today.

Featured Guest:   Professor Maria Tatar

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. – Champagne Reception; 11:30 a.m. – Brunch       

Location:  San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106 

Cost: HCSD Member – $55/ HCSD Member plus one guest – $120 / Non-Member – $70 / Table of 10 – $600

Cancellation Policy:  We are sorry, but we cannot offer refunds for this event.

Yacht Club Dress Code: Smart Casual.

Yacht Club Parking:  Free-parking on-site or on street if the Club is busy.  If the parking is full, and you need to drop someone at the door, ask the at the guard shack for permission to drop your guest.

Ivy+ Happy Hour @ True Food Kitchen (UTC)
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join fellow alumni at the May Ivy + Friends Happy Hour at True Food Kitchen at Westfield UTC.  Join us outside on the patio to enjoy the full bar, wine,  craft beer & delicious healthy food.
Thursday, May 3 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Venue:  ​ 
True Food Kitchen (​at UTC) 
4303 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 2100, San Diego, CA 92122
Link to the Menu
​Many thanks to Ina from Columbia for organizing this event! ​
Ivy+ Lecture Series @ Liberty Station
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Professor Michael Sparer will make a return engagement to Columbia Alumni Association of San Diego to talk about “What Next for the U.S. Health System: From the Affordable Care Act to Amazon.”

Michael S. Sparer, J.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.  Professor Sparer studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-and-middle income populations, both in the United States and globally.

Professor Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation.  After leaving the practice of law, Sparer obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from Brandeis University.  Sparer is the former editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Professor Sparer is a two-time winner of the Mailman School’s Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the winner of the Core Curriculum Teaching Excellence Award.

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Dick Laub NTC Command Center, Building 200 @ Liberty Station

Address: 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA  92106

Tickets: $10 annual dues-paying Ivy-Plus alumni
$15 Ivy-Plus alumni and guests
Complimentary parking; includes appetizers and beverages

RSVP & Register:


Any questions, please contact CAASD President Alex Szabo alex@topsailgroup.com

All Ivy+ Friends Happy Hour @ L'Auberge in Del Mar
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


June 7th  Ivy + Friends Happy Hour

Come out for an Ivy Mixer on June 7th and hopefully a beautiful sunset at L’Auberge in Del Mar! As usual, please join us on the first Thursday of the month to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Please feel welcome to bring a friend, partner, or spouse to this event, the more the merrier!

June’s event will occur in Del Mar at L’Auberge in Del Mar from 6-8 PM.  L’Auberge has multiple restaurants and we will hold this event at the Living Room.  Food is served and there is a full bar.


Ivy+ Friends Happy Hour @ Eureka!
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hope to see you at our next Ivy Mixer on July 12th (Second week of the month this time around because of Independence Day) at Eureka! in the newly renovated Westfield UTC Mall! Please join us for some live music and come hungry if you want to try some of Eureka!’s signature modern American cuisine.

July’s event will occur in UTC at Eureka! from 6-8 PM.

We have a reservation under Joe Tull.  Thanks to the Princeton Club for organizing.
Food is served and there is a full bar. While Eureka! is not dog-friendly, there is a small playground located just outside the entrance which is great for kids.


4353 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Ivy+ Mixer @ Bivouac Ciderworks
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us for our next Ivy Mixer.

Bivouac Ciderwork, Thursday November 1st from 6-8pm!

3986 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

This new bar in North Park serves delicious food and brews their own cider – beer and mixed drinks served as well. We have reserved the patio speakeasy in the back of the bar – go all the way to the back through the kitchen area.

There is street parking and a parking complex $1/hour located at 29th and North Park Way (North Park Garage). Bivouac Ciderworks is kid friendly 🙂

3986 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104


Hope to see everyone there!!
Oxbridge Event @ Venissimo's Del Mar
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join the Oxbridge and Ivy+ Groups for a Cheese and Wine Tasting at Venissimo’s Del Mar, 

You will be introduced to and taste a total of 12 different cheeses and 6 different wines (with the focus being on selecting wines to match up with cheeses). Proprietor Rob Graff is outstandingly knowledgable on anything to do with cheeses and will be able to answer any question you have on where the cheeses come from, what type of animal produced the milk, and how the milk is converted into the cheese you taste.

Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets HERE asap.

Brian E.P.Beeston,  Cambridge, 1958, Natural Sciences

President, Cambridge Alumni Society – San Diego​

2nd Annual Harvard Club Build-a-Bar Valentine’s Event @ Eclipse Chocolate
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dear Ivy+Friends ‘Single’ Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Harvard Club of San Diego is excited to announce our Second Annual Build-a-Bar Valentine’s Day Event!
Come treat your tastebuds, come craft custom chocolate bars, and come meet other single individuals at our Ivy+Friends Valentine’s Day Event! Each ticket includes two customized Large Chocolate Bars (3oz each) of your own design, & your choice of one house wine, craft beer, or cafe drink. Select from more than 30 hand-selected ingredients to craft a unique flavor profile.
You can make additional bars for $10 each.
Buy your tickets here & come arrive at 7PM!

Private Chocolate Workshop Ticket (21+, February 11 at 7PM)

Ivy+ Event with Penn Club @ Lux Art Institute
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join Penn and the Ivy+ Friends for a creative evening and tour of Lux Art Institute. Attendees will enjoy a beer and wine garden, food, live music, incredible art, a 360° view of Surf and Skate culture in Encinitas discussion, and family-friendly art activities in the early part of the evening.  Expect the unexpected with other fun surprises. 🙂 We will be given a private tour for our group.

  • Creative Night at Lux Art Institute
  • 360° the Art of Surf and Skate
  • March 2nd, 2019
  • 6pm-10pm
  • Lux Art Institute
  • 1550 South El Camino Real
  • Encinitas CA 92024
  • Tickets link HERE
Robby Koeppel Foss
Penn Club Board
Ivy+ Friends Happy Hour @ Soda & Swine Liberty Station
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join the Ivy+ Friends for another monthly social event at Soda & Swine in Liberty Station, Point Loma.
Soda & Swine has delicious build-your-own meatball sandwiches and sides, a large beer menu, and a great cocktail list — plus a foosball table!
This event was organized on behalf of Harvard University.
Hope to see you all there!