Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Board of Directors of the California Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. cordially invites you to our Eighth Annual Reception Honoring the Distinguished Cecilia Muñoz, MA ‘86. This event Provides important charitable support for university & chapter programs. Dress is semi formal. Heavy Hors D'oeuvres and Cocktails. 

D.C. Cal Member Early Purchase: $100 by May 25

D.C. Cal Alumni Member Regular Admission: $125

Non-Member Regular Admission: $145

Host Committee: Minimum $300

Sustaining D.C. Cal Sponsor: $1000

Sponsor a Cal Student / Alumni $100

Register here:

or send a check by mail 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. Space is limited! If you are bringing a guest, please indicate their first and last names for our name tags.

Cecilia served as the Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Obama for six years. Prior to that, she served as the White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for two years. Before working for the White House, she was senior vice president for the Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino advocacy organization in the United States. At NCLR, Cecilia supervised all legislative and advocacy activities conducted by NCLR policy staff. She was also the chair of the board of the Center for Community Change and served on the U.S. programs board of the Open Society Institute and on the boards of directors of the Atlantic Philanthropies and the National Immigration Forum. In 2000, Cecilia was named a MacArthur Fellow for her work on civil rights and immigration, and also was featured in several episodes of the documentary series How Democracy Works Now: Twelve Stories.

The Annual Reception is the premier 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 student scholarships at UC Berkeley. Through our previous five receptions, the D.C. Cal community has raised more than $25,000 for CAA Leadership Awards and Cal in the Capital. 

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

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

2016 - Maureen Orth, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair

2015 - The Very Rev Gary Hall, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral

2013 - Carol Greider, Nobel Laureate, Molecular Biologist & Distinguished Professor,
                                   Johns Hopkins University

2012 - Beth Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice - Civil Division

2010 - Lorenzo Alexander, former Pro Bowl linebacker for the Washington Redskins;
                                            founder of the ACES Foundation

2009 - The Honorable Norman Mineta, former Secretary of Commerce and Transportation

2008 - Marc Pachter, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery

We hope you will be able to join us on June 8 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 or email us at

We hope to see you on June 8. Thank you and GO BEARS!


June 08, 2017 at 7pm - 9:30pm
Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States
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