You’re Invited: Spend a Little Time with the Class of 1970

Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23

Pam Stuart and Helen Disenhaus have put together a jam-packed, DC mini-reunion for the class of 1970 — and members of MHC DC are invited to take part!

If you’re interested in taking part in any of the activities below or have questions on any charges for an event, please contact Helen Disenhaus at

Please RSVP to Helen no later than Tuesday, April 18 if you’d like to attend any of these events.

Thursday, April 20

  • 2:00 p.m. — Behind-the-Scenes tour of the National Gallery of Art with Judith Brodie ’74, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawing
  • 5:30 p.m. — The Cosmos Club Class Cocktail Reception and Class Dinner with special guest speaker Adelle Banks ’74, a docent from the National Museum of African American History and Culture (extra charge)

Friday, April 21

  • 10:30 a.m. — Docent-led tour of the Shakespeare Folger Library
  • Noon — Class Lunch at the American Indian Museum Cafe ($20 charge)
  • 1:00 p.m. — Tour of the American Indian Museum
  • 3:00 p.m. — Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • 5:30 p.m. — Happy Hour (cash bar) at the Tadich Grill

SaturdayApril 22

  • 10:30 a.m. — Docent-led tour of the Phillips Collection’s Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit ($13 charge)
  • Noon — Class Lunch at the Kogod Courtyard ($15 charge)
  • 1:00 p.m. — Docent-led tour of either the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery or the Smithsonian American Museum of Art (choose one)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Class Dinner at Cedar Restaurant (extra charge)

Sunday, April 23

  • 10:00 a.m. — Docent-led tour of The Cosmos Club
  • 11:00 a.m. — Brunch at The Cosmos Club (charged directly to you)

Pangy Day, the DC Club Way!

Saturday, May 6

We’re excited to celebrate the beginning of summer with a relaxing picnic gathering at Garfield Park in Washington, DC.

Bring your frisbees, your dogs (hopefully sporting some MHC DC dog collars!), your kids and your partners for burgers and fun with friends old and new!

Please contact Leslie Walbridge at if you are interested in helping to organize or volunteer the day of the event.

To get a ticket, click here.

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Zip Code Brunches

Saturday, April 8

Dust off your mimosa glasses and get out those cucumber sandwich platters: zip code brunches are back!!!

Five alumnae have signed up to host zip code brunches at their homes. Brunches will be hosted in:

Click on the location above to RSVP! 

Email Ann Croft ’95 at if you are interested in hosting. The hostess need only supply her home and the basic necessities (plates, cups, forks, napkins, platters). Guests in her zip code who RSVP will sign up to bring food, treats, and drinks.

Roving M&Cs- Event Planning 101

Sunday, March 5, 2017

event-planningDid your boss just nominate you to coordinate your company’s fall conference? Are you planning a wedding? Did you just move and want to host a housewarming party to celebrate? Whatever is keeping you busy, some planning and organization is essential. Join the March 2017 Roving M&Cs on Sunday March 5 from 3 – 5 pm to learn from Carolyn Lvoff (08) who has worked almost a decade in the event / hospitality / marketing industry. She’ll teach you a few tricks of the trade and (hopefully) answer all of your questions. And who says cookie decorating is only for the holidays? There will also be an interactive cookie decorating station!

Carolyn has graciously volunteered to host the event at her place at 1111 25th Street, NW Washington, DC 20037 (Atlas Condominium).

RSVP below and bring snack or drink to share! If you have any questions please contact Maiko Nakagaki (

RSVP link:

Future M&Cs will feature a talk by an alumna on a subject of her choice. If you are interested in hosting or speaking, please email Maiko Nakagaki.

Capital Area Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity

Sunday, March 25, 2017

DC is an expensive place to live. But it’s also an expensive place to eat, especially for those who are
food insecure. Come help organize and box food for those in need! The MHC DC Club will be heading to the Capital Area Food Bank for an afternoon of service.

Sign up is limited to 25 volunteers.

 Please go to the following link CAFB Sign Up to create a login.  Our event is registered as the “Mount Holyoke College DC Club”.  Please create a volunteer profile, complete the 2 minute training, initial the waiver which will be signed on-site and then schedule yourself as a member of the Mount Holyoke College DC Club event.  

Contact Julia Karron with any questions.

Uncommon Women- Entrepreneurs

MHCDC recently chatted with two Mount Holyoke grads and small business owners to learn about their experiences as female entrepreneurs in DC. Read about them below:

monica-groverMonica Grover (MHC Class of 99), owner of Bazaar Spices, Washington DC’s first locally-owned and operated gourmet spice shop, is a creative leader and entrepreneur with several years of experience in business development, community building, digital marketing, and communications. Throughout her business career, Grover’s dynamic use of photography and video technology has demonstrably enhanced organizations’ brand awareness and expanded development efforts. Grover received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Italian from MHC, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Sports Management from USF. In addition, Grover’s understanding of local, community-based retailing gained by extensive work at her parents’ grocery business for over 20 years has assisted her in making Bazaar Spices a unique shopping destination and experience for all visitors.

sarah frimpong.jpgSarah Frimpong (Frim) (MHC 2011) is the Founder and CEO of Broodjes & Bier, a prepared foods company based in Washington, DC. Prior to founding Broodjes & Bier in 2014, she worked in corporate sales connecting best in class solution providers with thought leaders across industries. Born just outside the District, but raised in South America and West Africa, she’s chosen to call DC home again after 20 years away. Frim graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English.

Roving M&Cs- Sunday, December 4

mcsJoin us Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 6-8 pm for Roving M&Cs with Meredith Bambrick ’05 and Theresa Kerrigan ‘06, who are graciously hosting the event at their place.

Date: Sunday, Dec 4
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 2303 14th Street NW, Apt 620, Washington, DC

Space is limited to the 30 people, so please RSVP at

The theme for the event will be Holidays and Giving Back. We will have a guest speaker, who will tell us about his work with Syrian refugees. And we’ll highlight a way you can give back to the community this holiday season.

Future M&C’s will feature a talk by an alumna on a subject of her choice. If you are interested in hosting or speaking, please email Maiko Nakagaki (

Fall Family Outing- Sunday, Nov. 20

fallEnjoy a cup of coffee and chat with other alumnae who are also raising kids in the DC area at this meet and greet at the National Building Museum.

Date: Sunday, Nov 20
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Building Museum (401 F St., NW)

We will gather in the open area near the Firehook cafe, bathrooms and gift shop. Stop by for a while and enjoy all this family-friendly museum has to offer. Bring the kids! Bring the significant others!

Entrance to the main area of the museum is free. Activities such as the Building Zone and Play, Work, Build are included with the exhibit’s entrance fee. More information on the museum here. Also, find out about theCANstruction event, which starts that day.