Event Details

Ninth Annual Reception

of the Cal Alumni Club of Washington DC


Michael Signer, PhD ‘01

City Council Member and Former Mayor,

Charlottesville, VA

in conversation with

Lynn Sweet ‘73

Washington Bureau Chief

The Chicago Sun-Times

The Cal Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. is pleased to invite you to our 2018 Annual Reception. Our premier annual club event will be held at the historic Arts Club of Washington. We will be honoring our 2018 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Michael Signer, PhD ’01, current city council member and former mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Michael Signer was already known for his leadership on issues related to innovation, democracy, opportunity, and national security, but as mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, he was tested in new and unexpected ways last August, when clashes erupted during a white nationalist rally. In the aftermath of this incident, Mike--who completed his doctoral degree at Cal--emerged as a national voice expressing outrage at white supremacists. Today, Mike serves Charlottesville as a member of the city council. He is also a businessman, lecturer, and author.

This year, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion with the honoree, after his speech, in conversation with Lynn Sweet '73, Washington Bureau Chief with the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Annual Reception is the premier annual event of the Cal Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. This important event helps raise much-needed funding to support our expansive club operations and to support student scholarships at UC Berkeley. Through our previous five receptions, the D.C. Cal community has raised over $25,000 for CAA Leadership Awards and Cal in the Capital.

Come enjoy heavy appetizers, an open bar, and the ambiance of an historic private club, centrally located in Washington, D.C.

The Annual Reception represents our opportunity to recognize notable Cal alumni in the National Capital region. Our previous Distinguished Alumni honorees are:

Note: If you would prefer to pay by check, please mail (and make your check payable to):

Cal Alumni Club of Washington, D.C.
Attention: Robin Gordon, Treasurer
P.O. Box 7509
Arlington, VA 22207

Remember, we need to receive your check prior to the event, so mail early! Also, if you are bringing a guest, please indiciate their first and last names for our name tags.

We hope you will be able to join us on June 14 to meet other distinguished guests and fellow alumni, enjoy a great meal in an amazing and historic location, and help support the university that has given us all so much.

For additional details, or if you have any questions, please visit https://dccalalumni.nationbuilder.com/ or email us at [email protected]

We hope to see you on June 14. Thank you and GO BEARS!


  • When: Thu Jun. 14
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Address: 2017 I Street NW
    Washington DC,US 20006

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