AADC Regional Connection Groups and Affinity Networks
Within the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, there are connection groups in various regions and affinity networks to connect alumnae with each other and the AADC.
AADC Regional Connection Groups
New York City
The AADC Connection Group of New York City provides social events and networking opportunities to connect alumnae residing in the New York City area to each other and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. Group Co-Chairs are Lillian Zeisel Cohen ’59 and Susan Goldfine ’63. To learn more or to become involved, contact AADC staff liaison Valerie Hughes Zieniuk ’05.
The AADC Connection Group of New Jersey has groups in Southern, Central and Northern areas. This group connects alumnae to each other and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. To become involved, please contact chair for Central, Mindy Raso Kirstein ’77, or for Southern New Jersey Kristin Long ’78
The AADC Connection Group of Washington, D.C. provides social events and networking opportunities to connect alumnae residing in the Metropolitan Area to each other and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. To learn more or to become involved, contact Chair Shireen Lewis ’86.
North Carolina – Wilmington and Raleigh/Durham
The AADC Connection Group of North Carolina provides social events and networking opportunities to connect alumnae currently residing in the Wilmington and the Research Triangle areas to each other and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. To learn more or to become involved, contact Chair Donna Coulson ’77.
Palm Beach Area, Florida
The AADC Connection Group of the Palm Beach Florida Area plans an annual luncheon and seeks to create connection opportunities for alumnae, whether they be natives, snowbirds, or vacationers. Co-Chairs are Lois Rabinowitz Steinberg ‘59 and Carole Kurzawa Kurtz ’59. To learn more or to become involved, please contact Eileen Cotter at the AADC.
San Francisco Bay Area
The AADC Connection Group of the San Francisco Bay Area provides social events and networking opportunities to connect alumnae to each other and to the AADC. The group is now forming a planning committee and looking to connect are alumnae. To become involved please contact Chair Carolyn Olechowski Gerhardt ’68 and include “AADC Connection Group Bay Area” in the subject line.
If you live in California, please stay tuned for more information about upcoming gatherings to connect alumnae living in the Los Angeles area.
Asian Alumnae Network
The Asian Alumnae Network (AAN) supports and fosters a community among alumnae of Asian cultures, including but not limited to: Indian, Chinese, Pakistani, Japanese, Korean, Bangladeshi, Filipino, and Sri Lankan.
Black Alumnae Network
The Black Alumnae Network (BAN) organizes events that are of particular interest to African-American alumnae. BAN maintains strong connections between alumnae and annually recognizes a black student with the Jewel Plummer Cobb Award for outstanding academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement. For more information, contact Caprice Jenerson ’90 who serves as President.
Bunting Connections builds relationships among sister alumnae who graduated from the Mary I. Bunting Program. Join Bunting Connections to grow stellar friendships and attend activities and meet ups throughout the year. Interested in connecting with sister Bunting alumnae? Contact Bunting Connection Chair Jean D’Amore ’09.
Latina Alumnae Network
The AADC Latina Alumnae Network (LAN) supports and fosters a community among Douglass Latina alumnae. LAN holds a Latina Career Panel each year and sponsors activities, such as Salsa dance lessons during Douglass Alumnae Reunion Weekend.
AADC Pride Network
The AADC Pride Network promotes support, networking and celebration among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-identified and Allied alumnae. The Network’s officers are: Sue Estler ’66, president; Judy Shapiro ’67, vice president; Melissa Chedid ’11, treasurer; Christine Pattee ’63, secretary; and Allie Kroeper ’15 and Vivian Lotz, AADC Alumnae Council Representatives. To get involved, please contact Sue Estler ’66.
Young Alumnae Network
The members of AADC Young Alumnae Network (YAN) take particular interest in connecting recent graduates. Alumnae look forward to popular YAN events such as “Cabin Fever” where alumnae gather to knit at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center, and the “YAN Paint N Pour” offered by the group during our most-recent Alumnae Reunion Weekend. To get involved, please contact Chair Heather Tedesco ’12.