Upcoming Ivy Council Events:
Piano Concert, Art Show and Social Mixer – On Friday, October 27, 2017, the Phoenix Ivy Council will be partnering with the Marshall Gallery of Fine Art to host a Tavit Tashjian piano concert and art show. Tavit Tashjian has soloed with symphonies across the United States and is receiving accolades for his performances, which have been praised as “brilliant” and “energetic and virtuosic.” The piano concert will be follow by an art show featuring presentations by prominent artists of paintings, drawings, sculpture and jewelry. The alumni reception before the concert will offer a healthy assortment of tasty appetizers and wine generously sponsored by Malee’s Thai Bistro. 100% of event’s net proceeds are dedicated to helping to create jobs and to providing therapeutic music and dance enrichment activities for adults with developmental disabilities and for veterans.
The Ivy Council partners with the Stanford Alumni Club to co-host the 12th Annual St. Mary’s Food Bank Alumni Volunteer Event. Each year, we reach full capacity by generating participation 140 alumni volunteers with a wait list of additional volunteers interested in helping.
RSVP by December 27th: Tracy Jaffe
Past Phoenix Ivy Council Events
September 19, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Harvard Business School Alumni Club for a presentation by Harvard Professor Ariel Stern on how the state of precision medicine will shape the 21st Century. She shared her insights into the economics of precision medicine and what it means for drug prices, innovation and new business models in the healthcare space. The event was held at Hotel Valley Ho.
July 21, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Cornell Club to host a happy hour at the newly rebuilt Mountain Shadows Resort. The resort provided a wonderful assortment of appetizers and beverage options for our alumni participants. This event was so successful that the Ivy Council plans to partner with the Cornell Club to arrange several more alumni happy hour events.
July 12, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Cornell Club to participate in an evening of storytelling from the journalists at the Arizona Republic. We met at the Hob Nobs Café for an alumni social gathering prior to the event. The featured storytellers were: Rebekah Sanders, Maricopa County politics and government reporter; Kaila White, reporter; John D’Anna, editor; Craig Harris, state agencies reporter; and Yihyun Jeong, public safety reporter.
June 7, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Cornell Club to host a job development presentation with John Cressey, an experienced corporate recruiter, titled “30 Smart Tips for Job Hunters”.
April 22, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Southwest Shakespeare Company to host the critically acclaimed Wittenberg play at Taliesin West. We provided an alumni reception prior to the play for this well attended event.
April 2, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Smith Alumni Club for a reading and discussion with three highly acclaimed female authors. The three authors and their books were: a) Nancy Marshall – A Dry Hate: How Do You Explain Arizona; b) Amanda Orr – A Spoonful of Sugar; and c) Kiki Swanson – My Will Be Done.
March 10, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Harvard Club to have Phil Boas, Editor-in-Chief, Arizona Republic, provide a presentation on: a) how the Arizona Republic made the decision to endorse a Democrat for the President of the United States for the first time and the resulting critical feedback generated by this endorsement; and b) the emerging role of the press in national politics.
February 24, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Phoenix Chamber Music Society to host a Pacifica Quartet concert. Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles, including winning a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance. We held a special pre-event reception for the Pacifica Quartet for an Ivy Council Q&A session.
January 30, 2016: Ivy Council partnered with the Stanford Club to host an education forum and buffet dinner by Stanford Professor Henry Greely, titled “The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction “. The event was at full capacity with 60 alums attending the event.
January 20, 2017: Ivy Council partnered with the Harvard Club to participate in a social mixer and musical performance by the Phoenix Symphony. Prior to the performance, we heard a presentation by former Conductor Tito Muñoz. The reception was at full capacity with 90 alums attending the reception.
December 31, 2016: the Ivy Council partnered with the Stanford Alumni Club to co-hosted the 11th Annual St. Mary’s Food Bank Volunteer Event to pack food for this food bank. We had a total of 140 alumni volunteers pack enough food for 54,800 meals for hungry Arizonans.
November 13, 2016: the Ivy Council hosted its second FilmBar classic film event with Film Studies Professor Joe Fortunato. We watched the classic film To Kill A Mockingbird with a wine and cheese happy hour before the film.
October 27, 2016: Dr. Michael O’Neil, prominent political commentator and pollster, shared his insights into the 2016 national and local elections at the University Club with a happy hour before Mike’s presentation.
October 20, 2016: Phoenix Ivy Council partnered the Southwest Shakespeare Group to host a Merchant of Venice play at the Mesa Arts Center with a social mixer on the rooftop before the play. Professor Kent Sorensen shared his insights to our alumni group about the play.
June 1, 2016: Ivy Council Young Alumni Social Mixer event at the at the ZuZu patio at the Valley Ho Resort Hotel.
March 8, 2016: Ivy Council Young Alumni Social Mixer event at the Kelly’s at Southbridge in Scottsdale.
March 5, 2016: Ivy Council partnered with the Stanford Club to participate in an educational forum and Tempe Mission Palms resort buffet luncheon by the nationally recognized immigration scholar, Stanford Professor Albert Camarillo, titled “How Immigration from Mexico Reshaped America”.
February 6, 2016: Ivy Council partnered with the Phoenix Chamber Music Society to host a Dover Quartet concert with pre-event private Q&A session with members of the Dover Quartet, a world renown string quartet
January 22, 2016: Partnered with the Harvard Club to our participate in a social mixer and musical performance by the Phoenix Symphony. Prior to the performance, we heard a presentation by former Conductor Tito Muñoz.Presentation
December 26, 2015: 140 alumni participated in the 10th Annual St. Mary’s Food Bank Volunteer Event.
December 6, 2015: The Ivy Council hosted a wine and cheese happy hour followed by a presentation by ASU Film Studies Professor Joe Fortunato at a private showing of the classic movie Casablanca at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix.
September 30, 2015: Presentation in Scottsdale by ASU Professor Rhett Larson, Kathryn Sorensen and Sarah Porter Sarah Porter of the Kyl Center on Water Policy discussing potential water drought issues facing Arizona.
May 30, 2015: Grand Canyon Hike followed by dinner at the El Tovar Restaurant
April 26, 2015: All Ivy Tennis Tournament at the Paradise Valley Country Club
April 18, 2015: Lost Boys Found play with presentations after the performance by the playwright, cast and members of the Sudanese refugee community at the Arizona Opera Center
February 11, 2015: Presentation on the Future of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence by MIT Professor Joel Moses at the Arizona Science Center
January 26, 2015: Social Mixer and presentation by Bret Hovell, White House Reporter and Good Morning America Producer, Changing Hands Bookstore
January 16, 2015: Social Mixer and musical performance by the Phoenix Symphony. Presentation by Conductor Michael Christie at Symphony Hall
December 27, 2014: 125 alumni participated in the 9th Annual St. Mary’s Food Bank Volunteer Event.
December 6, 2014: Hike at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve followed by lunch at First Watch restaurant