Regional Networks Around the Country

Lifelong connections begin and grow here.

What is a Grinnell Regional Network?

Grinnell regional networks are groups of Grinnell alumni, parents, and friends that offer new and continuing opportunities for community members to stay involved with the College and with one another. Grinnell College has regional networks in cities across the country. Our volunteer-driven networks organize a variety of programs, including social, cultural, and educational events, community service projects, and networking opportunities. It is our hope that regional network events will bring Grinnellians together in celebration of the College’s commitment to community, social justice, and lifelong learning.

Check out the list below to see if there is a regional network near you and get involved today! Additional information about each network is provided on each network's page; simply click on the network heading below to access the network's page. Make sure that your address is up to date in the alumni directory so that you will receive information (and invitations) for your area.

If you are interested in fostering your local Grinnell community, but do not live in one of these regions, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations may be able to support your efforts. Please visit the College Resources page on Hosting a Local Alumni Event to learn more.

How can I get involved?

We are always happy to welcome additional Grinnell regional volunteers, both in areas with a regional network committee and beyond! Whether you want to help organize one event or join the committee on a longer-term basis, we encourage you to get in touch. To volunteer, contact either the regional coordinator in your area or Anna Halpin-Healy '13, assistant director of alumni relations for regional programs, at 641-990-9622 or

Bay Area

Bay Area Network page
Join our committee!


Boston Network page
Coordinator: Could be you!


Chicago Network page
Coordinators: Nancy Ying '95 and Luzat Khandkar '07

Des Moines

Des Moines Network page
Coordinators: Aaron Barker '11 and Brigham Hoegh '08

Front Range (Denver area)

Front Range Network page
Coordinators: Heather Metz '99 and Jason Reynolds '94

Iowa City/Corridor

Iowa Corridor Network page
Coordinators: Jeffrey Fields ’90 and Amy Logsdon ‘88


Los Angeles

Los Angeles Network page
Coordinator: Could be you!

New York City

New York City Network page
Join our committee!


Pittsburgh Network page
Coordinators: Garth Jones '88 and Tara Meyer '86

Puget Sound (Seattle area)

Puget Sound Network page
Coordinator: Stephen A. MacFarlane '82

Twin Cities

Twin Cities Network page
Coordinator: Karmi Anna J. Mattson '97

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Network page
Coordinator: Kartik Sheth '93