Subject: You’re Invited  

Fellow Yalies: 
I'm happy to pass on this message from the Yale Corporation:
You’re invited to vote in this year’s upcoming Yale Alumni Fellow Election. This election selects an alum to serve on the Yale Corporation (i.e., the Board of Trustees) as a full member alongside 15 other trustees and the university president, for a term of 6 years. 
For alumni. By alumni.  
Voting opened on April 18 and will go through May 22 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The slate was chosen by the alumni volunteers serving on the Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee along with our two partners from university leadership, entirely from a pool of candidates submitted by you – fellow Yale alumni. Each nomination was considered. 
We cannot impress upon you enough how unique this opportunity is to select a person to serve on a university corporation. It is one of the only channels for alumni to select board members at any peer institution.  

Please make your voice heard by voting! All ballot material for the Alumni Fellow election will be distributed by Election Services Company and will be sent from and/or If you have not received your ballot, please email or call 866-720-HELP. 

Participation last year was 17%. Let’s make it 20% for 2022. 

On behalf of fellow alums, thank you for making a difference for Yale. 
Bartley Großerichter, BA '88
President, The Yale Club of Germany

Alumni Fellow Nomination and Election Process

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Yale Corporation Alumni Fellow Election?

● The Alumni Fellow Election is the process by which no fewer than two alumni candidates, nominated by their peers, stand for election to the board of the Yale Corporation.

● Each year, eligible Yale alumni vote to elect one of these candidates as a new Alumni Fellow to serve a 6-year term to the Yale Corporation.

● The six trustees of the Yale Corporation who join the board through the Alumni Fellow Election are designated “alumni fellows.”

What is the Yale Corporation?

● The Yale Corporation, the university’s board of trustees, is the principal governing and fiduciary body which ensures Yale’s academic and administrative leadership are guided by sound policies and practices as they further Yale’s mission.

● The Corporation includes the president of the university and 16 Yale graduates: 10 appointed successor trustees and 6 elected alumni fellows. The governor and lieutenant governor of Connecticut serve as ex officio board members .

How are alumni involved in the Alumni Fellow candidate selection process?

● The Alumni Fellow selection process is led by alumni in every aspect, from nomination and candidate selection through to election.

How does someone become a nominee?

● Nominations can be made by any Yale alum, and the process is open year-round. You can nominate a fellow Yale alum online using the Alumni Fellow Nomination Form .

How do Alumni Fellows stand for election?

● Candidates are reviewed and selected by the Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee (AFNC), a standing committee of the YAA, chaired by and consisting predominantly of alumni volunteers. The AFNC selects candidates based on their ability to bring perspective and experience to advance the university’s mission. For more details of the election process, please visit the Help Center for Alumni Fellow Election

Why should I care about the Alumni Fellow election?

Through the election process, Yale alums have the opportunity to influence how the university’s board of trustees works to preserve and extend Yale’s mission for this and future generations. Visit the Board of Trustees webpage to learn more and to view a short video on the trustee experience from three alums.

Why is voting important?

● The Alumni Fellow Election is a vital way for Yale graduates to contribute to the oversight and governance of the university. With your vote, you have a say in who will be the next Alumni Fellow of the Yale Corporation.

● Voting is a privilege because Yale is unique among peer institutions in enabling alums to select a significant proportion of the board of trustees, any of whom can be appointed for additional service as successor trustees. (Two current successor trustees previously joined the board as alumni fellows, so half of the 16 trustees were currently or previously nominated and elected by the alumni.)

How do I vote?

● Eligible alumni who have an email address on file with the university will receive a ballot electronically. Alumni who cannot be reached by email receive paper ballots in the mail. If you have not received your ballot, please reach out to .

● All graduates of Yale College who have held their degrees for five years or more, all alumni of the graduate and professional schools, and all individuals who hold Yale honorary degrees are eligible to vote.


Beer Garden Stammtisch in Munich

July 24th from 5:00pm on

Chinese Tower beer garden
Englischer Garten 3, München

Join us in Munich for an evening of cheer at the Chinese Tower beer garden. It is family friendly with a great playground and carrousel, good food and drink. Come early and leave early, come late, come early and leave late – All are welcome – happy to grant honorary degrees for social purposes.


The Yale Club of Germany e.V.


• For up-to-date event information, join our Facebook group.

If you have event ideas, would like to get involved in club activites, let us know!


The Yale Club is always looking for alumni to interview local high-school students who are applying to Yale College. If you would like to help out or learn more, please contact our ASC director, Rebecca Haltzel-Haas.

Yale Book Award

If you interested in presenting the Yale Book Award at a high school in your area, please contact the club board.


The Club does not assess dues, but asks its members to make an modest annual contribution (€20 suggested, but any amount is welcome) to help fund Club activities.

To contribute, please arrange a bank transfer (Überweisung) to the following account and be sure to include your email address so we can send you your tax-deductible donation receipt:

Payee: Yale Club e.V.
IBAN: DE36830654080005217610
Bank: VR-Bank Altenburger Land eG

For any question regarding contributions, please contact our Treasurer, Hans Christian Siller.

Club Officers


Bartley Grosserichter (Yale College ’88)


Hans Christian Siller (GSAS ’12)


Alexander Schmitt Glaeser (LLM ’89)


Rebecca Haltzel-Haas (Yale College ’90)


Jana Striezel (LLM ’02)