Educational Events

The Ivy Club sponsors multiple educational programs each year. Supported by the Ivy 1879 Foundation, these events occur during the academic year and are led by undergraduate members.

Graduate members and Ivy parents are welcome to attend as space permits and should contact to inquire about availability.

Leadership Program

May 4, 2017
Wendy Kopp: From Senior Thesis to Global Social Impact

The Ivy Club Leadership Committee recently hosted Wendy Kopp '89, Founder of Teach for America and CEO and Co-Founder of Teach for All. She discussed her time at Princeton, her path to founding two world-renowned service organizations, and her thoughts on how to improve education so that all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. You can read The Daily Princetonian's coverage of the event here:

Each year the Club invites 3-4 speakers to share their leadership experiences with the membership. Presenters have included South African President Jacob Zuma, His Royal Highness Prince Turki al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, former CIA Director David Petraeus, former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, Dr. Dennis Ausiello, chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Norman Augustine, retired Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The goal of this program is to provoke discussion about the personal qualities that create great leaders, and the moral challenges they face.

Roundtable Program



The Roundtable program seeks to bring people of interest to the Club for lively dinner discussions, which are limited to 35 members. Many distinguished scholars have been guests, along with accomplished Ivy parents, graduate members of the Club, and members of the Princeton community. The Roundtable program hosts an average of two guests each month during the academic year.