Alison E. Brody ’95 | Yale Medal 2022

Alison Brody has a sincere love for Yale as a lifelong family, and she invests her considerable talents to make students and fellow alumni alike feel the same way once they join the Yale community. Her knack for bringing people…

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Alison Brody has a sincere love for Yale as a lifelong family, and she invests her considerable talents to make students and fellow alumni alike feel the same way once they join the Yale community. Her knack for bringing people together shines in the Pacific Northwest, where she revitalized the Yale Club of Oregon and has served as Alumni Schools Committee chair for over twenty years. Beyond ensuring prospective Yale students receive an alumni interview, her comprehensive approach to engagement has meant that her connection with new Yale students doesn’t end at matriculation. She maintains these relationships long after students arrive in New Haven, acting as a mentor and inspiring many of them to become active alumni volunteers themselves. Brody was a dedicated member and officer of the YAA board, where she stood out as an early advocate for and leader of student-alumni mentoring programs. She was a founding board member of STAY (Students and Alumni of Yale), an organization which nurtures relationships among current Yale students and alumni. Brody and her husband, fellow alum Don Bingham ’95, host an annual picnic for all Oregon admitted students and their families, recognizing that an essential element of successful community-building is fun. In addition, she built community among classmates during 10 years as a class officer. Brody’s connection to Yale reaches back as well as forward; her late father, J. Kenneth Brody ’44, ’49 LLB, was a 2010 recipient of the Yale Medal. In her service to Yale, she has gone far to honor the past as well as shepherd new generations of Elis.

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