Welcome to the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia!


About the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia

~ Welcoming ~ Connecting ~ Engaging ~

Hello, Cornellians, Family and Friends!

Welcome!  The Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia ("Club") does not have any dues; simply register for and attend an event!  Indeed, we hope that all Cornellians, family and friends feel comfortable and invited.  Even if you do not know anyone on the guest list, the Board members will try to make you feel right at home. 

The Club’s goal is to provide opportunities for all Cornell alumni, family and friends in the Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia area to connect with each other and with Cornell University, and to make a positive impact in the Philadelphia area, through a range of social, cultural, athletic, educational, professional development, and public service activities.  The Club aims to encourage its members to discover, develop and pursue their own interests and talents, while also engaging with the Philadelphia area community in general and with fellow Cornell alumni. 

With a full calendar of events, the Rumsey Scholarship and community service programs, and supporting Cornell alumni who interview Cornell applicants, the Club is one of the most active alumni groups in the country! 

I want to take a moment to recognize and thank the former President, Meagan Mackerer, for her excellent job leading the Board!

Thank you also to the wonderful Cornell volunteers who comprise the Club’s Board of Directors and make it all possible!  Please introduce yourself to these Board members at events, I am sure they will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope to see you soon!


Carol C. Carty, Esq., Cornell Arts & Sciences 1999, Cornell Law 2002

Board Directors and Officers


Carol C. Carty '99 JD '02

Immediate Past President

Meagan Mackerer '02

VP Programming

Sarah Smith '14

VP Administration

Vichet Ou '07

VP Communications

Robert Melton '00


Thomas Seery '09


Dan Webster '13

Affinity Group Coordinator

Mary Theresa "MT" Condosta '14

Board Directors

Natalie Cornell '79

Heather Saunders MPS '91

Stephanie Wahba '09

Michael Lippay '04

Andrew Neuwirth '90, JD '96

Abra Perrie '95 (Past Club President)

Ben Weaver '15

Shivali Haribhatki '14

Emeritus Directors

Tom Barron '72 (Past Club President, Advisor to Club)

Howard Greenberg '76

Lee Bender '84 (Rumsey Scholarship Chair)

Past Club Presidents Include:

Karl Miller, Abra Benson Perrie, Bill Totten, Adam Hymans, Tom Barron, Meagan Mackerer

The Club thanks them for their service.

~ Upcoming Events ~

October 19, 2017 - Zinck's Night Worldwide - No admission charge, but please RSVP:

Center City location is McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., Phila PA 19107

Suburban location is Autograph Brasserie, 503 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.


October 20-21, 2017 - Homecoming - Ithaca, NY
Watch Cornell play Brown, as well as visit the Big Red Fan Festival and enjoy the Fireworks and Laser Light Show. Use the link below for information and registration:

You can be at Homecoming October 20–21.

October 26, 2017 - Speaker Event hosted by The Columbia University Club of Philadelphia, Cornell Club invited to join for a presentation on biomedical technology innovation by Andrea Nye, Director of the Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator Program; from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Bringing Innovative Technologies to Market
Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 

To register, click HERE.


October 28, 2017 - Tyler Arboretum Event


October 28, 2017 - Football: Cornell vs. Princeton
Princeton University Stadium, Princeton, New Jersey 

*The pregame gathering with food prior to the Cornell vs. Princeton football game will be Saturday, 10/28, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., at the Metro North restaurant on Alexander St. in Princeton. 



October 29, 2017 -Cornell's Rowing Teams will row in the Princeton Chase Regatta on Lake Carnegie, Princeton, NJ.  Cornell will have a tent set-up with breakfast and lunch, near the intersection of Faculty and Washington Road.  Admission and parking are free. 

Saturday, November 04, 2017 - Men's Ice Hockey:  Princeton vs. Cornell
Hobey Baker Memorial Rink, 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 05, 2017 - Walk/Run - Join us with Emeritus Director and Scholarship Chair Lee Bender's team, Lee's Lasers, as we participate in the Free to Breathe Walk for Lung Cancer. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Academy of Music Event

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -Manayunk Brewery Tour and Tasting

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Football:  Cornell vs. Penn, with pre-game event 

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - Men's Ice Hockey at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - Penn Museum Event, at 6 p.m.

December 2017 - Multi-club Holiday Event

January 2018 - Cornell Cares Day.

Learn more.

January 12, 2018 - Basketball:  Cornell vs. Penn, with pre-game event

January 25, 2018 - All Ivy Trivia Night, Racquet Club of Philadelphia

Feb 2-3, 2018 - Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference - Philadelphia, PA
This is Cornell's flagship event for alumni volunteers.  Leaders from hundreds of clubs will attend programming and share ideas with other attendees.

May 2018 - Founder's Day, Union League of Philadelphia

June 24, 2018 - Mid-Atlantic Crab Feast

 ~ Past Events ~

August's All-Ivy Happy Hour

September 14, 2017 - Club's Fall Kick-off at the Moshulu. Amazing turnout and a fun time!

September 16, 2017 -  Football Opener - Cornell at Delaware

October 3, 2017 -  Interview training

October 5, 2017 -  Night Market at Italian Market

October 13, 2017 - Young Alum Multi-Club Happy Hour


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