Whiffenpoofs of 1971 50th Anniversary Tour

21 May 2022 | 7:30 pm

Colorado Yalie Dave Anderson ’71 is a Whiffenpoofs alum, who you will be able to see and hear join with his fellow Whiffs of ’71 in a 50th anniversary concert on Saturday, May 21st in Denver. “Whiffs & Wizards: An Evening of A Capella Music” pairs the iconic Yale singing group with local favorite, The New Wizard Oil Combination: “Our May 21 concert is at a beautiful and lively new venue on Larimer in RiNo, and it will be a fun evening.  The ‘Wizards’ are just back from performing in Maine for Spring Sing, a national association of a cappella groups, so they will be in fine form.  Ticket prices are low, and we’re serving really cheap drinks!”

The 50th Anniversary Whiffenpoofs of 1971 is one of the most cohesive and active Whiff groups, singing together at reunions, charity concerts, and family milestone events. At Yale, they sang regularly at Mory’s, gave concerts on football weekends and at other campus events, sang spontaneously in dining halls, and toured the US and Bermuda. Their mellow sound, tight harmonies, and fun arrangements are a testament to over a century of Whiff tradition.

3034 Larimer Street, Denver; starting at 7:30. General admission: $25; general admission + drinks & appetizers; children 12 & under $15. Buy tickets HERE.

This is not a CYA event.


Yale Day of Service in Colorado

April - May 2022

Yale Day of Service is the university’s annual celebration of service, with Yalies banding together each year to give back to their local communities. In all, alumni communities host close to 300 service projects each year. The estimate is at least 3,500 service initiatives have taken place in the program’s history, dating back to its inception in 2009. Colorado offers two of its core volunteer opportunities.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver helps kids succeed in school, develop good character and citizenship, and live healthy lives at 21 neighborhood clubs and summer camp in the mountains through low or no-cost opportunities to participate in fun and educationally enriching activities after school, during the school day, and all summer long. This event will take place at the JeffCo location, 1275 South Teller Street, Lakewood, from 9:45 am to 2:00 pm. At this Yale Day of Service opportunity, volunteers will help the organization run the State Education Day Event, which will include activity stations where volunteers will be helping run a main activity alongside a staff member. Register on the YAA website.

This year, Colorado Yalies once again have the opportunity to volunteer at Thorne Nature Experience in Boulder. Yalies will do landscaping and weeding under the supervision of staff members. Tools and work gloves are provided, but bring your favorite garden tool if you wish. Wear a hat and bring sunscreen and your water bottle. There is plenty of parking. If you wish to stay later and have a sack lunch, please bring that with you. Family & friends are welcome. Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center, 1466 North 63rd Street, Boulder. For questions, contact Oak Thorne ’51: oak@ 720-224-8976


Feb Club Emeritus 2022

February 2022

After an in-person hiatus, Feb Club Emeritus in Colorado is re-emerging in a few locations. We take pride in having the most events, because this is one time of the year that we can meet with fellow alumni throughout the state, thanks to volunteer organizers who make it so. While the tradition started on-campus as a Yale College way to beat the mid-winter blues, it now takes place anywhere where two Yalies can meet up to socialize. There are only three rules: no speeches, no fundraising, only a party!

Grand Junction: Monday, February 1st, Monumental Beer Company, 5:00 – 7:00 pm; hosts Craig Niemeyer ’89 & Christina Schulz MBA ’04,

Aspen: Wednesday, 16th. Jodi Grant ’90 invites others to join her on the moonlight ski up Buttermilk Mountain: “I will bring my hat and happily have one (not more as I need to ski down) drink with others.” Email her, if you are interested:

Virtual: Thursday, 17th, 5:00 pm. Email Christina Schulz MBA ’04 for the zoom link: cschulz@yourcornerconsulting,com

Denver: Sunday, 20th, Lowry Beer Garden, starting 2:00 pm. Email CYA president  Heather Kingsbury Hill ’87:

Steamboat Springs, Wednesday, 23rd, Otto Pint; host Ham Southworth ’88


Anne Weil ’94 Featured in “Yale Alumni Magazine”

January - February 2022

The January/February, 2022 issue of Yale Alumni Magazine featured several alumni who pivoted in their career path, including Colorado’s Anne Weil ’94:

“Crafting a different future”

Anne Weil ’94 was sitting in a windowless conference room in San Antonio, Texas, under flickering lights, doing what she did so well: sealing a real estate deal. She’d been in banking and real estate finance virtually since college, and she was good at it—detail-oriented and hardworking, even though she didn’t have the passion others had for this particular moment. In fact, she was thinking she didn’t want to spend her life this way.

Later, she tried other things—like a career break to study landscape architecture—but she kept returning to real estate asset management and investment analysis. Then, in 2012, 13 years after that Texas day, her husband was hired by the Baltimore Ravens. He said, “I have my dream job. You should pursue yours.”

Two years earlier, as she had always liked making and designing objects, she had begun, a blog devoted to crafts. She loved every aspect of the blog—taking the photographs, writing project instructions, giving people, as she says, “time for their own creative life.” Now the blog was going to become a full-time endeavor, with advertisers, sponsored content, and an online shop with DIY kits for stylish baskets, bracelets, and other objects that are, as she puts it, “elevated to a modern aesthetic” and “not your grandmother’s crafts.”

It still took her nearly a year to close down her real estate career, but on the day she sold her final property, a publisher called to ask her to write a book. She found herself an agent and subsequently published Knitting Without Needles and Weaving Within Reach.

As much as she adores what she is doing, Weil realizes that she had been anxious about her performance before, often asking herself if she had enough information, if she had done enough work, and if people liked what she did. Though she clearly has been successful in both of her careers, she still pesters herself with such questions, but now she does so, she says, with “joy and excitement.”


May the Yaletide Be Happy & Bright! CYA Holiday Party

9 January 2022 | 5: 30 PM - 8:30 PM

Peter Doig, “Milky Way” (1989-90)

The Colorado Yale Association holds its holiday party in January, after the December festivities crunch. Last year, we had a gap in our tradition; but on Sunday, January 9th, we will once again gather at the Country Club neighborhood home of Joe Smith ’88, starting at 5:30 pm. This is an indoor gathering, and you are asked to use sound judgment in opting to attend.

The event is free, but there is a cap. Guests are welcome, but please limit to one. RSVP to Heather Kingsbury Hill, and you will receive the location before the party:


“The Tender Bar” Screening with Film Critic Lisa Kennedy ’84

20 December 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

A neighborhood pub in Manhasset, Long Island, becomes a second home for a fatherless boy, whose father disappeared from his life before he was old enough to speak. Under the unconventional tutelage of his Uncle Charlie and a handful of the bar’s colorful regulars, J.R. grows into a young man who attends Yale determined to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer.

Colorado Yalies and a guest are invited to a free screening of the The Tender Bar, the new film directed by George Clooney and starring Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and one-time Denver resident J. R. Moehringer ’86.  The film opens in theaters on December 17th and is available on Amazon Prime January 7th.

RSVP for passes to attend the special screening at the Alamo Draft House Sloans Lake, 4255 West Colfax, Denver, on Monday, December 20th, starting at 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm). At 8:15 pm, there will be a discussion of the film for Yalies with Lisa Kennedy ’84, film critic for Variety, the New York Times, and formerly the Denver Post. Yale Alumni will have a section of saved seats until 6:15. The first 50 RSVPs will receive a complimentary beer to enjoy during the discussion at the Alamo Drafthouse’s BarFly. It’s encouraged to wear your Yale pride.

Attendees must adhere to the local and state public health orders at the time of the event.