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Mission Statement of the Yale Chicago (formerly the Yale Club of Chicago)

The following Mission Statement was adopted by the Board on March 18, 2002.


Yale Chicago is dedicated to the promotion of the welfare of Yale University, the preservation of its traditions of excellence in education and service, and the advancement of its stature in the Chicago area. The Club also seeks to connect Yale graduates, Yale students, and their parents in the greater Chicago metropolitan area with each other and the University.

The Club believes that an active local alumni association, including graduates of the college, graduate, and professional schools, is the primary instrument by which to advance these principles. The purpose of the Club shall be exclusively educational and charitable.


Recruiting and interviewing prospective Yale students through the Alumni Schools Committee

Presenting educational programs such as guest speaker Dutch luncheons, Yale Connection and Yale faculty seminars.

Raising funds for the Yale Club of Chicago Foundation to support Chicago area students at Yale

Sponsoring community service fellowships in Chicago for Yale undergraduates

Connecting alumni with shared interests through our local Shared Interest Group ("SIG") communities,

Tutoring and mentoring students at the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Elementary School in Chicago

Hosting activities to build the Yale community in Chicago such as young alumni events, family events, local SIG events, and traditional Yale events including the Yale/Harvard game and the Singing Dinner

Providing career counseling to alumni in the Chicago area

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