The Williams Club of New York is a private organization with membership open to alumni of Williams College; Williams faculty and staff; family members of Williams alumni; alumni of a select group of academic institutions; and associates of Club members. Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, the Club is a home away from home for many Williams alumni, and those of our affiliate institutions. The Williams Club is the ideal place to meet new friends, celebrate with family, entertain clients or colleagues, or reconnect with classmates.
Williams College is proud to have the oldest existing alumni society of any academic institution in the United States. Founded in 1821 when then College President Zephaniah Swift Moore led a group of students over the mountains into the Connecticut Valley to start Amherst College, the Alumni Society was established at a time when many felt the college abandoned. During this crisis, graduates of Williams College came together to form the Alumni Society and protect the future of Williams College.
Continuing the tradition of preserving alumni ties with Williams College, a group of Williams alumni in New York City founded The Williams Club in 1913. Originally located on Madison Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets, The Club served as a place for Williams alumni to convene and socialize. In 1924, The Club relocated to a twin brownstone residence on 39th Street. After nearly a century of serving our extended New York City community from the location on East 39th Street, the Williams Club ceased its own clubhouse and hospitality operations and moved its membership program and related activities to the Princeton Club of New York on June 1, 2010.
The Williams Club continues to support the mission of Williams College through programming and the nurturing of alumni camaraderie and community.
Board of Governors
|President||Thomas W. Morgan||’91|
|Vice President||Charles Mitchell||’74|
|Secretary||Paula Moore Tabor||’76|
|Governors||Aaron Finder, Vernon Manley, Taylor Smith, & Richard W. von Bargen, Jr.||’17, ’72, ’99, & ’99|
Board Presidents Emeritus
Rhett Austell ‘48
John Enteman ’72
Roger Friedman ‘55
Barton T. Jones ’68
Richard Levy. Jr. ‘74
Sydney Streets Gibson ’06
Jeffrey Urdang ‘89
Richard W. von Bargen, Jr. ’99
Edwin M. Wiggers ‘90