Frequent Questions: Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit

Where can I find the Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit schedule?
Please visit the Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit schedule page. More details will be added in the coming weeks.

What is the cost for this event?
This event is free of charge as our thank you to you, our amazing volunteers. 

Why am I being invited to this event?
All Yale SOM alumni volunteers from the past four years are invited to this event. Volunteers give back to the school in a variety of ways: as chapter leaders, class secretaries, mentors, speakers in class, admission volunteers, CDO volunteers, class agents, and many more. It is our hope that this event will inspire and recognize the important work that all of our alumni volunteers do.

What if I cannot attend the entire program?
We welcome your attendance for any and all portions of the program. As this event is free of charge for all volunteers, we ask that you please not register if you are unable to attend. This will help us reduce costs overall.

What should I wear?
Attire for the Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit is business or smart casual. Business casual dress is suggested.

When does Reunion Weekend programming officially begin? 
The Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit and Reunion Weekend events will intersect on Friday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. when Reunion Weekend attendees will join DALS attendees for a keynote discussion with Indra Nooyi ’80, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, and Jeff Bewkes ’74 B.A., MBA, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Inc., on “Creating and Sustaining a Leadership Vision” followed by a short volunteer awards ceremony.

I’m attending the Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit. Can I stay for Reunion Weekend, even if my class is not celebrating a reunion this year? 
Though the Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit will intersect with Reunion Weekend on Friday, May 4, the remainder of Reunion Weekend will be open only to alumni who are members of classes celebrating their 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, and 40th reunions.

I’m not currently a volunteer, can I still register for the Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit?
No, the Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit is a special program to thank our alumni volunteers for their service to the Yale SOM. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Angela Pieczko for further information.

Where can I park? 
We have secured parking in Pierson-Sage Parking Garage located on the corner of Whitney Avenue and Edwards Street. Access the garage from Whitney/Humphrey or 340 Edwards Street that is available all weekend. The parking code is 719#

I am a nursing mother. Is there a lactation room? 
If you should need it, there is a lactation room located on the 4th floor of Evans Hall, room 4244. Please see a staff member at Registration Headquarters for access to the room.