Cincinnati Yale Club 150th Anniversary: Gala Dinner

Cincinnati Yale Club 150th Anniversary: Gala Dinner
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 5:30pm

Cincinnati Yale Club 150th Anniversary

The first Yale Club ever founded, and still the oldest one anywhere, is turning 150 this year — and you’re invited to the party! The Cincinnati Yale Club will celebrate with a two-day festival open to all, Friday-Saturday 19-20 September, consisting of:

  • an Opening Reception and Music Program on Friday evening;
  • a Lunch Symposium (Redpath Seminar) on Saturday with three Yale speakers; and
  • a Gala Dinner on Saturday night with remarks by Yale’s president, Peter Salovey.

Use the links below to register now for each of these events!

Friday 19 September 2014


7 p.m. — Opening Reception 
       Welcome · Mingle · Cash Bar

8 p.m. — Special Yale-Cincinnati Music Program

  • The premiere of fanfares provided especially for this anniversary by the internationally acclaimed composer and Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner (Yale ’98, ’99 MusM). The ensemble will be led by Isaac Selya (Yale ’08), former principal cellist of the Yale Symphony and now artistic director of the Queen City Chamber Opera.
  • A fabulous Cole Porter (Yale 13) review with Phil DeGreg (Yale ’76), Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, joined by bassist Aaron Jacobs, drummer John Taylor and vocalist Lynne Scott, with lively commentary from special guest Ginny Bales (Yale 01 parent) of New Haven’s renowned Bales-Gitlin Band.
Where: Queen City Club
331 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
 (Free parking on-site)

Admission: $10 per person  ·  Click here to register


Saturday 20 September 2014

We are very pleased to have support from the Robert U. Redpath Jr. ’28 Fund to make this symposium possible.


11 a.m. — Lecture #1

Jay Gitlin (Yale ’71, ’74 MusM, ’82 MA, ’02 PhD), Associate Director of the Howard R. Lamar Center for Study of Frontiers & Borders at Yale, on “The Frontier Starts Here: Cincinnati and the Study of the American West at Yale.”

12 noon — Box Lunch & Lecture #2

Judith Schiff, Chief Research Archivist at the Yale University Library, on “Trailblazers, Teachers and Beechers: Cincinnati-Yale Connections in the University Archives.”

1:30 p.m. — Lecture #3

Michael Morand (Yale ’87, ’93 MDiv), Deputy Chief, Yale Public Affairs and Communications, on “Lux et Veritas for Juncta Juvant: What Yale and Cincinnati Can Learn from Each Other.”

After the symposium concludes at 2:30 p.m., you are invited to stay and tour at the Museum Center, OmniMax, or other points of interest downtown. Click here for the Cincinnati Yale Club’s anniversary page and scroll down to “Other Things to Do in Cincinnati,” which provides valuable tips on sightseeing and hotel reservations.

Where: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Admission: $25 per person (flat fee includes any/all speakers and/or box lunch)  ·  Click here to register


Saturday 20 September 2014


5:30 p.m. — Cocktails 
        with musical entertainment (cash bar)

7 p.m. — Dinner 

  • Welcome by Cincinnati Yale Club president
    Warner Off ’02

  • At the end of dinner, former Yale Corporation member John Pepper ’60 will introduce the evening’s guest speaker, Yale University President Peter Salovey (Yale ’83 MS, ’84 MPhil, ’86 PhD)
Where: Kenwood Country Club
6501 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243 
(Free parking on-site)

Admission: $50 per person ·  Click here to register


Feel free to e-mail Jonathan Lippincott ’68, Rick Vogel ’68 or Barbara Wagner ’73 of the Cincinnati Yale Club.