Washington, D.C.

La Salle University alumni, parents and friends who live and work in the Capital area frequently come together in meaningful ways to connect, engage, and show Explorer pride throughout the year at events organized by the University as well as by local alumni, offering a variety of programs that are typically aimed at community service, student recruitment and social networking.

Recent Events:

  • The John J. McNally, ’64, Service Award
  • Lasallian Day of Service at San Miguel School
  • Make a Difference Day
  • La Salle Explorers vs. George Washington Colonials reception and basketball game
  • La Salle Explorers vs. George Mason Patriots reception and basketball game
  • Lasallian Interview Volunteers for prospective students
  • Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies reception and baseball game

The John J. McNally, '64, Service Award

The Washington, D.C. Alumni Club of La Salle University presents the John J. McNally, ’64, Service Award to a recipient or recipients whose activities reflect the University’s values, especially a life of emphasis on service to others.  This award recognizes alumni who have made a continuing commitment to the well-being of the communities in which they live and serve, with an emphasis on individuals whose activities have been centered on the National Capital area.  Mr. McNally played a central role in the development of La Salle’s Washington, D.C. Alumni Club.  Past honorees include Major General (Ret.) William F. Burns, ’54 and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns,’78 (2004), William M. Nolte, ’70 (2005), Capt. Edward F. “Ted” Bronson, USNR, ’54 (2011) and Thomas Curley, ’70 (2014).

How to get involved:

All alumni living or working in the Capital Area are invited and encouraged to get involved!  Attend an event, join a leadership group or become a club volunteer.  For more information, contact Mary Kay McGettigan, 01, MA ’13 at mcgettigan@lasalle.edu.


Hear from Washington, D.C. Alumni Club Leader Liz Jodice, '02:

"Being involved with the D.C. alumni group has helped me stay connected with La Salle and support the university. There are so many opportunities to get involved – cheering on the Explorers at watch parties or games, planning and attending awards ceremonies, rooting for the Phillies against the Nationals. These opportunities and many more provide time to connect with fellow alumni, reminisce about good times on campus, and help support La Salle’s bright future."

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