May 2020 Newsletter - The Monthly ROR (Return on Relationship)

Welcome to the May ROR (Return on Relationship) Summary!

We have a new Board in place, and we are here to assist and continue to build the sense of community. We are reaching out to our local alumni community during this challenging time to offer our support -- please let us know what WCNCR can do for you. We urge any of our alumni in need to reach out to us with their needs or concerns so that we can help in any way that we can. Our thoughts go out to all of you and your loved ones as we hope for your health, safety and the timely end to this pandemic.

This month, we would like to highlight our Affinity Groups -- we have a number of active groups, including Business Owners & CEOs, Healthcare, Technology, Emeritus and Young Alumni. We are also delighted to welcome the brand new Climate Restoration Affinity Group, which promotes education and advocacy on climate change. Several other new Affinity Groups are being considered, and we are always looking for more ideas and volunteers to get involved.   

We also continue to explore ways to connect virtually, a few of which are summarized below. If you have any suggestions for topical virtual events, please let us know! As always, you can reach us on [email protected]

WCNCR Board of Directors and Advisory Committee 


Upcoming Events

Thur., May 14 & 28 - Virtual Pub Night Continues

Back by popular demand! Join your fellow Club members at 7:30 pm every other Thursday night for a Virtual Pub Night. You bring the stories and beverage of choice, we supply the video access.  

May 14th - please register here

May 28th - please register here


Tues., May 26 - Re-entering the Workplace with Lori Louis from JLL

What Challenges Do We Now Face as Companies Prepare to Welcome Employees Back to the Workplace? Hear what JLL - the second-largest commercial real estate services company worldwide - is doing to lead the charge.

Click here to register! 

Tues., June 16 - Collapse or Comeback?  The Future of Spectator Sports

Join the Wharton Club of the National Capital Region and Columbia DC Club virtual town hall as one of the top experts in the field, Adjunct Professor Sal Galatioto, discusses the current state of professional sports and sports media, answers your questions about their prognosis and suggests possible ways they can redefine themselves as viable businesses in the post-pandemic era.

Click here to register! 

Wharton Resources

We also wanted to remind of several fantastic school-sponsored events and resources that are available to all alumni.

Weekly Webinars are led by Wharton faculty and cover a range of topics, including reopening for business after COVID-19, emotional contagion and mobility innovations. You can find a list of upcoming events as well recordings of past webinars at

Reunion@Home for those whose in-person reunions have been postponed. Tune in online on May 15 and 16 for presentations by Dean Geoffrey Garrett and Professors Jeremy Siegel and Angela Duckworth. 

Career Management Resources are available remotely to support MBA alumni, and range from the alumni job board and strategy videos posted online, to dedicated staff providing support and career advising.

Membership Renewal

It’s hard to believe that we launched WCNCR just over a year ago! You may have received messages in your inbox reminding you to

Renew Your Membership!

Please continue to support our awesome new club by choosing the auto-renewal option on your membership. If you have any questions about the Club, programming, financial status, or other issues, please send a message to [email protected].

Get Involved

YOU are what make our club programming successful, whether it’s your attendance or your ideas and help in coordinating the events. Please check out our Volunteer page here to see how you can get involved.

If you have access to a centrally located space that we can use for a nominal fee, email [email protected].

If you are interested in putting together an event or a series, please click here to our volunteer page to submit your ideas.