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DukeDC works to keep the nearly 13,000 Duke alumni in the Washington, DC region connected with each other and with Duke. The chapter is one of the largest and most active in the Duke Alumni network, sponsoring more than 100 events each year.
By working collaboratively with all of Duke’s schools, affinity and identity groups, and university groups, DukeDC creates a comprehensive Duke presence in our Nation’s Capital. We plan and host Duke-wide signature events, educational and social programs, and networking opportunities across multiple industries. We gather to learn, to celebrate the achievements of Duke and its alumni, to participate in civic-engagement programs in our community, to welcome new Duke alumni, to interview prospective students and more.
Events in the region include:
- Major opportunity events such as private gatherings at the National Building Museum, Mount Vernon, the US Capitol balcony, and Arena Stage
- Signature events such as Embassy Receptions, Congressional Breakfasts and Partners in Education enrichment activities
- Ongoing activities around key programs such as Women’s Forum, Young Alumni, and Duke Alums Engage
- Regular events organized by affinity and identity groups such as Duke Black Alumni, Duke LGBTQ, DukeGEN, Duke Politics and Policy Network, and more
- Forever Learning events including Faculty Fellow speakers, talks by other Duke faculty and leaders
- Networking and professional events including Six Degrees of Duke and the DukeDC Advanced Job Networking Group
- Volunteer activities with organizations such as Martha’s Table, DC Greens, and Montgomery County Foster Childrens’ Home
- Social events including game watches, holiday parties, Nats games, happy hours, museum tours and wine tastings
How to get involved:
Update your contact information: Alumni automatically receive updates about Duke Alumni regional groups based on the address we have on record. If you’re not hearing about activities where you live, update your contact information in your profile.
Attend an event: Find a social, cultural or educational event on our calendar and sign up. You’ll meet interesting people with all different kinds of Duke backgrounds, but who share your desire to stay connected to Duke.
Help out: Have an idea for an event? Have an inside track on a unique venue? Want to get involved with event planning or help on a local committee? Volunteer in your region!
Interview prospective students (Alumni Admissions Advisory Committees)
- Alexandria, VA
- Arlington, VA
- Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, VA
- Prince William and Fauquier Counties, VA
- Winchester/Front Royal, VA
- Annapolis, MD
- Montgomery County, MD
- Washington, DC
Active DukeDC Alumni Groups
Affinity and Identity Groups
- Duke Black Alumni (DBA)
- Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN)
- Duke LGBT Network
- Duke Women’s Forum
- Duke Politics and Policy Network (DPPN)
- Duke Network for International Affairs (DukeNIA)
- Partners in Education
- Young Alumni Committee
Schools Represented on the DukeDC Board
- Fuqua School of Business
- School of Law
- Nicholas School of the Environment
- Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke Programs in the Region
Duke Alums Engage
DAE extends Duke’s commitment to knowledge in service to society to the alumni community. Activities vary throughout the year and are always open to all alumni, family and friends. To join the DAE Committee and help us plan volunteer events, email email@example.com.
Duke Admissions Officers make repeated visits to the tri-state area each fall and spring for admissions information sessions that are open to prospective students and their families.
Duke Development (Duke Forward)
Development hosts multiple events and activities in the region including Annual Fund events, major gifts events, Parents committee events, pre-reunion events, among others.
Duke Financial Partners
Duke Financial Partners is a group of alumni, parents and friends in the financial services industry who share a commitment to invest in Duke's financial success.
Duke in DC Office - University Academic and Outreach Center
Duke in DC is a multi-functional academic and outreach center that offers Duke activities and amenities such as academic programs, research briefings, policy seminars, alumni receptions, board meetings, faculty and staff offices, videoconferencing capabilities, and more. Contact Elizabeth Jackson to coordinate alumni events and activities; contact Alyssa Dack '10 to reserve office/event space.
Young Alumni Development Council
Through regional Young Alumni Development Councils, Duke seeks to train, educate, and cultivate its next generation of university leaders. The councils are comprised of Trinity and Pratt alumni who graduated within the last fourteen years.
Making Your Mark—An Evening of Conversation with Cynthia Brodhead and Paula Phillips Burger '67, AM'74, moderated by Sterly Wilder '83, associate vice president for alumni affairs
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A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United StatesAug 9, 2016
On August 4, Duke Law and DukeDC co-sponsored "A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed some of the Court’s recent decisions,read more
On August 4, Duke Law and DukeDC co-sponsored "A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.”
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed some of the Court’s recent decisions, her advocacy for women’s rights, and her current cultural resonance in a wide-ranging conversation with Duke Professor Neil Siegel on July 29.
Spring 2016 Neighborhood CoffeesJun 1, 2016
The DukeDC Women's Forum gathered for Spring 2016 Neighborhood Coffees thanks to the support and organization of 14 alumnae hostesses and family members, as well as DukeDC Regional Co-Chair and Women's Forum Steering Committee member Anna Pfeiffer 'read more
The DukeDC Women's Forum gathered for Spring 2016 Neighborhood Coffees thanks to the support and organization of 14 alumnae hostesses and family members, as well as DukeDC Regional Co-Chair and Women's Forum Steering Committee member Anna Pfeiffer '77. Duke women of all ages met for informal get-togethers and enjoyed a glass of wine or other beverage, light fare and meaningful conversation. See the photo gallery.
Neighborhood Coffees take place twice each year in various locations throughout the Washington, DC area. If you are interested in hosting a gathering for Fall 2016, please contact Anna Pfeiffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our Spring 2016 hosts:
- Louise Meyer '87 and Arielle Grill '93 - Bethesda
- Ashley Southerland '08 - Sourthwest Washington, DC
- Susanne Nobles '93 and her daughter, Sabina - Rock Creek Parkway/DC
- LaNitra Berger PhD '09 and Nancy Perkins '93, M.E.M.'97 - Alexandria
- Jennifer Axmacher '95 and Megan Tooley '08 - Georgetown
- Amy Michaels P'19 - Potomac
- Hayes Jones '06 - Arlington
- Val Broadie L'79, P'10 and Kristina Broadie '10 - Silver Spring
- Joanna McCleaf '94 - Vienna
Enhance your career (or help other alumni enhance theirs)May 19, 2016
Participate in regional and campus careeer networking events and encourage other alums in your area to consult our Duke Futures program for assistance hiring Duke students and alumni.read more
Participate in regional and campus careeer networking events and encourage other alums in your area to consult our Duke Futures program for assistance hiring Duke students and alumni.