Andy Hyson (TC'96)
Stephen Miles TC '04
Lewis Lowe N/T '06
Erin Condon N/T '06
Zak Kolsky B '03
Events & Philanthopy Co-Chairs
Jenna Lowy N/T '08
Ryan Campbell TC '05
Blandon David N/T '11
Alumni Office contact
The Tulane Club of Washington, DC is an active group of local alumni who organize social, educational, and cultural activities for Tulane alumni in the DC area. Our members are leading professionals in numerous fields including law, medicine, public health, business, and education. Some are leaders in their local communities; others are national leaders like U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS).
Many alumni clubs talk about the size of their email lists or the number of registered alums in a geographic area. Although our club boasts an impressive 5,000-person membership, the Tulane Club of DC prefers to measure its membership and success by the number of alums who regularly participate in club activities. We believe this is the true measure of alumni interest and the relevance the club and university play in the everyday life of local alums.
In just the past year the DC Tulane alumni club has fielded co-ed sports teams – flag football, basketball, soccer and softball. We have also hosted events at the National Gallery of Art and the Jewish Community Center. True to our Louisiana roots, we also hosted the most successful crawfish boil in the DC area, an annual Mardi Gras Party, and we bring a large group to the annual Swamp Romp at Wolf Trap.
The relevant - and fun - aspect of the DC Tulane alumni club is that we focus on well balanced activities. Sports keep us fit, intellectual pursuits keep our minds challenged, and our parties keep the good times rolling.
For the balance of 2006, our calendar of events include an evening at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a sailing cruise on the Chesapeake Bay, a Washington Nationals baseball Game, hopefully bringing home the alumni soccer league championship trophy, and certainly fielding another flag football team.
Activities of the club are always planned and organized by local alumni leadership with the assistance of the Tulane Office of Alumni Affairs. Since the reputation of the club has been to regularly offer exciting and fun events to all alums, we are continually challenging ourselves to try new things, but equally as important involve new people who have great ideas.
This page is an online bulletin board for local alumni to share information and ideas with each other. For example, if you are looking for a roommate, a new job, or new employee, or if you want to announce that a New Orleans band is coming to town, here's where to make your announcement.
Since this is a free service, commercial announcements will not be accepted. Please limit posting to 100 words.
DC Mardi Gras Ball 2013
2006 Virginia Gold Cup/University Row - 5/06/06
- 12/11/05 National Gallery of Art Tour
National Gallery of Art Tour
WHO All alumni that received a degree from Tulane from a class ending with a 4 or 9. That includes every reunion class starting with our most recent 2009 graduates working back in five year increments ending with the class of 1959's 50th reunion class.
WHAT The Albert H. Small, Jr. Reunion Gift Challenge Grant provides a match for all unrestricted reunion class donations, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 total. Any unrestricted gift from alumni celebrating their reunion year will trigger the match that will automatically be applied to the Albert H. Small, Jr. Reunion Gift Challenge Grant.
WHEN For five months only - May 10th through October 10th 2009. This challenge will conclude during Tulane's homecoming weekend. The results from this initiative will be presented at the Wave'09 All Alumni party on Friday evening October 9th, 2009.
WHERE The Albert H. Small, Jr. Challenge matched portion of the reunion participants' gift will be directed to the Tulane City Center, which houses the Tulane Architecture's urbanBUILD research and outreach programs. Now, supporting what you love most about your alma mater also means helping the City Center continue its nationally recognized groundbreaking work in rebuilding the city of New Orleans.
WHY The challenge allows alumni to give to Tulane, knowing that the amount they give will be doubled. The impact of new gifts from alumni and matching funds from this challenge will provide essential support for Tulane during its rebuilding process.
This unique award was established six years ago by Timothy Sykes (Tulane College ’03) to recognize and nurture talented individuals whose abilities and accomplishments may not be in traditional areas of endeavor. There are many ways to be “successful” in today's society and this award acknowledges young people with unique interests and passions. This does not preclude from consideration those with significant demonstrated success in the classroom or on the playing field - it simply seeks to broaden the definition of accomplishment in a university environment.
A candidate may self-nominate or be nominated by another member of the Tulane community by means of a statement (minimum 2 pages) that describes the individual’s talent/potential and supports that description with a listing of his/her related accomplishments or an example of the applicant’s work. Nominations are open to any member of the Tulane community – student, faculty, staff or young alumni. Applications for the award will be reviewed by a committee appointed by President Cowen.
Completed nominations are due by April 17, 2009 and may be submitted by email to email@example.com or by mailing them to Tulane University Office of Development, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118. Please call 504.314.7633 with any questions.
When: Tuesday, 28 May
5-9 Happy hour special
Where: Hot n Juicy Crawfish
2651 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
(Woodley Park/Adams Morgan metro - red line)
You just got back in town from your Memorial Day vacation and what better way to be back in DC then to have crawfish and Abita! Even if you stayed in town, you need a break from the tourists. Come out to this Woodley Park favorite for their crawfish and other popular menu items.
The special...$9 buckets of beer on all domestic and import bottled beer from 5-9.
Show up early and stay late, you're still in holiday mode.
Where: Nationals Park (Washington, DC)
When: Sunday, 20 May
First Pitch: 1.35PM
The DC and Baltimore series are great local home and away games both at the same time. This year the DC and Baltimore Tulane alumni clubs are pairing up for one game of each series in each city. It will definitely be a lot of fun, and hopefully you can attend both games. Don’t worry though, if only one of the match ups fits your schedule you can buy tickets to each game individually.
Where: Solly’s U St Tavern
1942 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
When: Sat, 1 June
Starting after the boil at Ft Hunt (approx. 5.30PM)
While attending Tulane during the fall of 2003, McAlister Drive front man, Christoph Krey suffered through a life changing car accident in New Orleans. Despite the physical pain, the experience was the start of a long lasting love for songwriting as his fingers began to touch the stings and keys. Upon graduation, Krey had a catalogue of songs that spoke the true reality of finding internal happiness and confidence. Sharing these songs with the city of New Orleans became the sound development that yielded birth to McAlister Drive. In 2005, Christoph truly believed that New Orleans was the city for these songs to grow; however, Hurricane Katrina quickly moved him back to Boston where his inspiration started to come from the new world around him and the astounding Roots/Americana scene in Boston.
Now Christoph and McAlister Drive are bringing their sound to DC and want to share that with fellow Tulanians. And what would a Tulane party be without Abita? Solly’s has worked with the local distributor to have Abita specials throughout the show.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here: http://crawfishafterparty.eventbrite.com/
Where: 9:30 Club (Concert) 815 V St. N.W.
Duffy's (Meet and Greet) 2106 Vermont Ave NW
When: Fri. 29 Jan
Specific times tbd
Tickets: $25 Concert - buy online direct from the venue. More information on how to buy tickets to come.
The Cowboy Mouth 14th Annual Rock ‘n Roll Mardi Gras Tour will be a bit different in that the band is going to depart from their normal set lists and the music will include many more traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras songs. While the band is in town they are making the time to hang out with the DC Tulane Alumni Club. The concert is at the 9:30 Club and we are holding our meet and greet across the street at Duffy's. So come have an early evening brew with your fellow alums and meet the band.
Alumni Club of Washington DC Annual
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Noon to 5PM
Ft Hunt Park, Virginia
15,000 lbs of mudbugs coming direct from Louisiana
50+ BEvERage containers
Live New Orleans Jazz with 'Laissez Foure'
All you can eat spicy sausage, jambalaya, corn & potatoes
Transportation: *free* shuttles will circulate from the Huntington Metro (Yellow line) to the park all day starting at 11.30AM. Parking is very limited at Ft Hunt so everyone is encouraged to use the shuttles or carpool.
$55 per person
Kids 12 and under free
Non-crawfish eaters are encouraged to bring a picnic, and are not required to pay admission. Though please note this will also preclude you from the other food and beer as well.
Remember, beer will only be served in the cups provided and only 2 cups per person, per pass through the line. Crawfish is all you can eat, but again will only be served in the trays provided.
Bring your paypal receipts with you the day of the event.
Tickets are sold through www.dccrawfish.com. In case you are wondering, this event will sell out, and there an NO ticket sales at the door.
This is a RAIN -or- SHINE event and no refunds will be given for inclement weather.
Date: Sat, 17 Apr
Game Time: 1.05PM
Location: Nationals Stadium
Metro: Navy Yard (Green line)
Tickets: $18 (Outfield Gallery)
$10 (Upper Outfield Gallery)
The Nats are just starting the Spring Training season, and in the off season there was a lot of positive talk about roster, so hopefully this season is when the Nationals start to break out. The DC Tulane Club has two group sections - one in the Outfield Gallery and the other in the Upper section when the Milwaukee Brewers come to DC on Saturday, April 17th. If you've ever been to Nats stadium, you know there isn't a bad seat in the house.
Tickets will be at Will Call under the name of the person who purchased the tickets.
Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901 firstname.lastname@example.org