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

Michael Lippay '04

Andrew Neuwirth '90, JD '96

Ben Weaver '15

Shivali Haribhatki '14

Colleen Taggart '13

Jerome ("Jerry") Zhang '17

Emeritus Directors

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

Howard Greenberg '76

Lee Bender '84 (Rumsey Scholarship Chair)

Abra Benson Perrie '95 (Past Club President)

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 ~

December 12, 2017 - Multi-club Holiday Event at Panorama. Registration.

January 2018 - Cornell Cares Day. Learn more.

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

January 12-15, 2018 - 6th Annual All Ivy Ski/Snowboard Trip to Vermont. Registration.

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.

Feb 23, 2018 - Year of the Dog Dinner - Center City. Registration.

May 2018 - Spring Nature Event

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

October 19, 2017 - Zinck's Night Worldwide 

October 20-21, 2017 - Homecoming

October 28, 2017 - Club's Fall Nature Event - Perfect weather and fabulous turn-out! 

October 28, 2017 - Football: Cornell vs. Princeton - Exciting game, with CU now #1 in League! 

October 29, 2017 -Cornell Rowing in the Princeton Chase Regatta with tented food event, cancelled due to weather.

November 04, 2017 Tour and Tasting at Sourland Mountain Spirits

November 04, 2017 - Men's Ice Hockey:  Princeton vs. Cornell 

November 05, 2017 - Free to Breathe Walk for Lung Cancer

November 11, 2017 - Phantom of the Opera at Academy of Music

November 15, 2017 - Manayunk Brewery Tour and Tasting

November 18, 2017 - Cornell Football Tailgate and Game vs. Penn

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

December 5, 2017 - Penn Museum "Ancient Brews"

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