NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Columbia University Club of New York (CUCNY) has entered into an affiliation agreement with the Penn Club of New York. Effective immediately, CUCNY members in good standing will have the opportunity to become Affiliate Members of the Penn Club of New York. CUCNY/Penn Club Affiliate Members will gain access to the Penn Club's landmark 30 West 44th Street clubhouse, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan just a few short blocks from Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center and the Broadway Theater District, as well as to a broad portfolio of Reciprocal Clubs across the country and around the world.
"Our agreement with the Penn Club represents an exceptional opportunity for the Columbia Club of New York and its members," said CUCNY President James Gerkis. "CUCNY is looking forward to working together with the Penn Club to expand our membership and to enhance the intellectual and social programming that is central to our member experience."
Penn Club President Susan T. Marx is throwing open the doors to the incoming Columbians with warmth and encouragement. "Welcome to all Columbia Club of New York members!" Marx said in her introduction to CUCNY members. "We know you will enjoy your new club and encourage you to take full advantage of all it has to offer."
The move to the Penn Club comes after an extensive analysis of multiple metro New York club opportunities by a CUCNY Board subcommittee, which was undertaken in conjunction with the Alumni Relations department of Columbia University and lasted approximately two years. "After an exhaustive search process, we are extremely pleased with the partnership CUCNY has forged with the Penn Club," Mr. Gerkis said. "We are extremely impressed with the Penn Club on every level. The clubhouse at 30 West 44th Street is a work of art, the Penn Club management team is beyond compare and the financial strength of the club is rock solid."
Current CUCNY members and many prospective CUCNY members already should have received additional information from CUCNY and the Penn Club detailing the necessary procedures to become Penn Club Affiliate Members.
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