Coronavirus Message Update from WCNY

March 30, 2020

We, at the Wharton Club of New York, are reaching out to our alumni community during this challenging and uncertain time to offer our support and guidance.  We are dedicated to helping our alumni, members and volunteers as we face COVID-19 together. Supporting our community is a key part of WCNY’s DNA.

In early March, WCNY took preemptive actions to postpone or reformat our in-person events. We are actively sourcing and providing webinars to keep alumni connected with valuable information relating to key business issues, current events and the personal challenges that we are all facing. We are adhering to all recommended CDC and local government directives and we encourage our alumni to follow these recommendations to support one another and to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone within the Tri-State area.

The Wharton Club of New York has proven many times that it is a strong and resourceful alumni community. Together, we have weathered these types of challenges in the past. During Hurricane Sandy, WCNY and its alumni actively supported one another. WCNY reached out to our alumni asking for those in distress to share their needs and concerns with us. We received numerous requests for assistance of varying types. One alumnus, having lost all of his belongings during the storm, reached out to WCNY and the alumni community with a simple request – a coat. We responded wholeheartedly with all of the support that we could give.

Please let us know what WCNY can do for you. We urge any of our alumni in need to reach out to us with their needs or concerns so that we can help in any way that we can, whether it is to provide something as simple as a coat or to provide even greater assistance. WCNY has a network of amazingly caring and talented alumni, staff and volunteers who are ready and willing to help.

As a community, we can successfully confront the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19. We ask that you take the time to support your fellow community members and fellow alumni in any way that you can so that we can all get through this experience together. Remember to always “Take the Call” and “Make the Call”.

As the Wharton alumni community is global, we recognize that many of us have relatives, friends and colleagues around the world who have also been affected by this disease. Our thoughts go out to all of you and your loved ones as we hope for your health, safety and the timely end to this pandemic.

Warmest Regards,

Regina Jaslow, W'97
President, Wharton Club of New York