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"Young" Alumni

The "Young"  Alumni Committee (Undergrad classes of 1985-present) plans networking events in cooperation with other Ivy League Clubs and invites all local "young" Ivy League alumni.

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Upcoming events

    • Thu, February 22, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Azul Steak and Sushi Lounge 1296 1st Street Sarasota, Florida, United States 34236

    The CornellColumbiaDartmouthHarvardPenn, & Princeton Clubs invite All-Ivy Classes 1985 - 2020 and their guests to a Networking Happy Hour 

    Join the Ivy League Professionals Networking Group for our February Happy Hour. We kicked off 2024 with a bang in January and are ready to host our next event.

    The event's location is Azul Steak and Sushi Lounge in downtown Sarasota. The Happy Hour will be on Thursday, February 22nd, starting at 5pm. It officially ends at 7pm, but guests usually stay longer and can eat at the venue. We will be located on the patio and have a check-in table to guide you. Parking is available on the street or in the nearby Palm Avenue parking garage.  There is no cost to attend. Drinks and food will be available for individual purchase.

    Attendance for this event is specifically aimed at alumni of Ivy League schools undergraduate classes of 1985 to now who are still active in the workforce and interested in professional networking. These events provide a great opportunity to socialize with other local Ivy League professionals in an informal setting. In the past, these events have generated many new social and business connections. Feel free to come when convenient for you and look for our group on the patio area.   

    Please use the form to indicate if you are planning to attend.  This isn't required, but helps us anticipate attendance for the venue staff.  For questions, please email Peter Offringa (Princeton) at

    Feel free to join our Facebook Group for other updates, photos from events and announcements of future gatherings.

    Register here
    • Sun, February 25, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Azul Steak and Sushi Lounge 1296 1st Street Sarasota, Florida, United States 34236

    You are invited to Feb Club Emeritus of the Suncoast!

    Every year, similar to Zincks, Yale alumni and their friends gather somewhere around the world during February — in small groups and large, in cities, towns, hamlets and villages, on every continent. Commemorating the college tradition established in the late 1970s of battling New Haven's winter doldrums by offering a party somewhere on campus every night during the month of February, Feb Club "Emeritus" parties are now held for and by alumni Elis around the world. Although most of us may no longer be able to party every night of February, we can hopefully manage one night, and most locales offer one emeritus event during the month. This year it's February 25th.

    This eagerly-anticipated event is free event hosted by the Yale Club of the Suncoast has some nibbles and a cash bar, please pre-registration for them to our numbers for the venue. We and other Ivy Clubs are invited to attend. Please note that DRINKS ARE NOT INCLUDED, please purchase your own.

    Feb Club Emeritus has only three rules: no speeches, no fundraising, it’s just a party. It’s that simple. This approach has worked for over 1,000 events since the first worldwide Feb Club Emeritus in 2008. Everyone invited may invite others. Hope to see you there!

    Register here
    • Thu, March 14, 2024
    • Online

    On Thursday March 14th, #GivingDay2024, please join us in donating to Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee’s scholarship fund, used to supplement financial aid for Cornell students from Sarasota-Manatee. We currently have 16 local students enrolled at Cornell. It costs over $88,000 a year for out-of-state students to attend; our gifts are needed.

    Your gift plays an essential role for students from the Sarasota-Manatee area to have the best possible student experience. Offering financial resources helps ensure equity and inclusion remain at the heart of who we are as a university. Your gift makes a profound difference to a local student.

    Take a peek at the many Giving Day challenges for chances to unlock or win additional funds for Cornell. Your perfectly-timed generosity, location in the world, or social media post could make an even bigger difference!

    Karen See '80

    Chair, Scholarship Committee
    Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee

    • Sun, April 21, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

    CCSM Annual Meeting

    Red & White Brunch

    at Sarasota Yacht Club with speaker Robert Plunket aka “Mr. Chatterbox!" His topic:

    How to Write a Novel Even if You're a Complete Idiot

    Robert Plunket is the local author of My Search for Warren Harding.

    He was born in Greenville, Texas, but raised in Havana and Mexico City. After college he moved to New York and embarked on a successful career as a waiter and office temp, then moved to Sarasota, Florida, where he became Mr. Chatterbox, the gossip columnist for Sarasota Magazine. Plunket is also the author of the novel Love Junkie. He has written for many publications, including Healthy Aging, This Week in Ft. Myers Beach, and Sandbars and Sonnets: The Southwest Florida Poetry Review. He is currently retired and lives in Englewood.

    More details TBA.

Past events

Wed, February 07, 2024 Dinner with Cornell's 2024 AutoBoat Team
Tue, February 06, 2024 Help Cheer on Cornell's AutoBoat Team at RoboBoat 2024
Thu, February 01, 2024 February CCSM Drop-In Sunset Hour(s)
Thu, January 25, 2024 All Ivy "Young" Alumni Happy Hour
Thu, November 30, 2023 Ivy November Happy Hour (Class of 1985-Present)
Thu, October 19, 2023 Zinck's Night at Art Ovation
Wed, October 04, 2023 Scholarship Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza UTC
Thu, August 17, 2023 August CCSM Drop-In Sunset Hour(s)
Thu, June 15, 2023 June CCSM Drop-In Sunset Hour(s)
Thu, March 23, 2023 March CCSM Drop-In Sunset Hour(s)
Thu, March 16, 2023 #GivingDay2023
Tue, November 29, 2022 #GivingTuesday2022
Sun, October 16, 2022 Celebrate Cornell!!
Fri, November 06, 2020 All-Ivy "Young" Alumni + Improv
Fri, August 28, 2020 All Ivy "Young" Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

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