The mission of Project Continuum is to bring together Barnard alumnae ages 50 and over, and to promote dialogue around the diverse personal and professional issues they face. This affinity group is committed to providing resources, support, and information on subjects affecting their intellectual, physical, and emotional well-being; as well as providing opportunities for cultural and social activities and promoting alumnae engagement.
Launched in 2004, Project Continuum grew out of the Alumnae Association of Barnard College’s recognition of the singular needs of this segment of its alumnae community. The innovative initiative is unique among its peer institutions, and was acknowledged in 2007 by CASE, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, with a Gold Award in Alumni Relations Programming and a Silver Award in Leadership in Alumni Relations.
The Project Continuum volunteer alumnae committee is chaired by Doralynn Pines ‘69, and meets throughout the year to plan events.
The 2014/2015 program year featured events focusing on private guided tours to “off the beaten track venues.” The tours were paired with opportunities to have a meal together, getting to know other Barnard women and sharing connections with the College. The year kicked off last August with a tour of the FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island led by Sally Minard, president and CEO of the Park conservancy, followed by a picnic lunch catered by Great Performances. Other tours included the Donatello exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Mount Vernon Museum and Hotel. A highlight was a presentation by Russell Oberlin, pioneering countertenor, hosted by Jeanine Plottel in her home. The year concluded with a memorable day-long trip on June 25th to the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT.
Please refer to the calendar of events for current offerings and registration information.
Staff contact: Susan A. Seigle ’67 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.745.8315.
“First you’re young, then you’re middle-aged, then you’re wonderful.” -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth