Regional Networks Around the Country

Lifelong connections begin and grow here.

What is a Grinnell Regional Network?

Grinnell Regional Networks are the areas in the United States with a whole lot of Grinnellians! Regional Network areas have significant alumni populations and tend to be areas that many current students call home. With a number of alumni events hosted throughout the year, students in the area for spring break externships, and ample opportunity for networking with other alumni, Regional Networks showcase the strength of the Grinnell community!

Regional Planning Committees are groups of alumni volunteers who work together and with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to foster the local Grinnell community in their Regional Network. These alumni volunteers 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.

How can I get involved?

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 heading below to access the network's page. Make sure that your mailing and email addresses are up to date in the alumni directory so that you will receive information (and invitations) for your area!

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 Ashley Renstrom-Schaefer, associate director of alumni and donor relations, at 641-269-9317 or  

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.

Regional Networks


Chicago Network page
Coordinators: Dixon Romeo '17 and Anne Stein '84

Des Moines

Des Moines Network page
Coordinators: Kramer McLuckie '12

Front Range (Denver area)

Front Range Network page
Coordinators: Jason Reynolds '94

Iowa City/Corridor

Iowa Corridor Network page
Coordinators: Jeffrey Fields '90 and Jarren Santos '17


London Network page
Coordinator: Daniel Malarkey ’08 and Julia Bottles '08


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 Mattson '97

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Network page

We are looking for more alumni who are excited about fostering the Grinnell community in the following Regional Networks!

If you are interested in learning more about joining a Regional Planning Committee and working with your fellow alumni to organize events and foster your local Grinnell community, please contact Ashley Renstrom-Schaefer, associate director of alumni and donor relations, at 641-269-9317 or