President's Message

Welcome to the Wharton Club of Southern California!  We’re looking forward to an incredible year.  I first want to thank all of our volunteers and board members who have been dedicating much of their time to making the club a more rewarding and useful resource for all of us.  We appreciate your help and support.  As you know, the Wharton Alumni Association is one of the most exclusive and powerful networks in the world.  As President of the Southern California club, it is my responsibility to help create and manage an infrastructure that can open doors, provide business contacts, access, opportunities, and social activities for all alumni in the region.  We are attempting to fundamentally change the way alumni interact with each other and with the school focusing on our local communities (Los Angeles County, Orange County).


Please let me know if you have any feedback or would like to get involved and help out with our events, programming or other services.

If you believe, as I do, that we should all TAKE THE CALL:

•   Wharton people should buy from Wharton people,

•   Wharton people should hire Wharton people, and

•   Wharton people should help Wharton people.

As you have seen, our Alumni Association is more than just interesting events with phenomenal speakers. It is about access... and you have it. Access to opportunities and people; access to business leads, friendships, intellectual stimulation, and much more.

The Wharton Alumni Network is your most powerful tool for business, social, career, and intellectual growth. Use it! Take the Call!



Jason Breemen, WG02                                              

President, Wharton Club of Southern California


Calling all volunteers…

Are you interested in participating in the club in a volunteer management role?  Email us your interest at [email protected], fill out a survey, and then join us at our next volunteer meeting on the 4th Wednesday of every month at Noon Pacific time.  Request an invite at [email protected]

Club leadership has outlined an aggressive line-up of general and specialty invitation-only group meetings exclusive to Wharton alumni members.  Volunteers are the core of the club’s success, and we would like to open the opportunity for you to participate in the management of the club.  By volunteering, you will enjoy the opportunity to strengthen your Wharton network and re-connect with your peer Wharton alumni locally – in person – which of course creates stronger bonds than simply participating in on-line social networks.  Participating in the management team of the Club will also provide satisfaction of contributing to the school in a manner quite different from that of most financial donations. 

On behalf of all of the Club volunteers, we look forward to seeing you at upcoming events and as members of the most active and “best” alumni club within the Wharton domestic alumni network.  Please share this new direction and letter with your Wharton alumni colleagues.