Welcome to YIP - "yip yip hurray"



Mission: To connect smart, global, youthful professionals with similar educational caliber.

Vision: To be the unifying platform for prestigious Alumni Clubs seeking to connect their Members to other diverse, local networks through social, professional and civic engagements.

History: YIP was formed in 2005 out of the realization that Alumni Clubs outside of major northeast cities don’t enjoy the same levels of budget and membership engagement. When activities are scarce and the same 10-20 groups of alumni attend, apathy simmers into the Alumni Club. As a counter-measure, the local Dartmouth and Penn clubs started combining their alumni “Happy Hours”. Brown, Yale, and Princeton alumni began trickling in and eventually, all the Ivy schools joined forces. For the first three years, the gatherings were informal and at the same bar. As participation increased, we formalized the gatherings by forming a Board of school Liaisons, launching a website, creating a membership database, and establishing a social media presence.

Membership is extended to Ivy League graduates and alumni of prestigious private schools. Friends/colleagues with common higher-educational caliber (that’s the “plus” part of our organization’s name), are welcome to join the fellowship. Register for our monthly e-newsletter: http://eepurl.com/SJVhT  

The participants’ age range is 20-45 years-old but, we welcome all young-in-spirit. Membership can be revoked. Below is an alphabetized list of local Alumni Clubs represented on our Board. If your school is not listed and it has an alumni presence in metro-Atlanta, let us know: youngivyplus@gmail.com 

Brown, Bucknell, Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard
MIT, Notre Dame, Oxford, Penn, Pitt, Princeton, Stanford, Yale

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Core Values: Courageous, Professional, Reverent (CPR)