It’s a season of transition at the Club. After two decades of loyal service as Ivy’s steward, Betty Rascher will be retiring at the end of the calendar year. “Ivy has been my second home for two decades,” Betty said in a recent interview. “The undergraduates have been like extended family. I’m going to miss reunions, formals, Ivy dinners in New York, and interacting with the officers and students. . . I want to thank everyone for their support and love – the Board, the staff, and most especially the late Jim Griffin who mentored me when I first arrived at Ivy.”
Betty leaves big shoes to fill. After an extensive search and interview process throughout the spring, the Club has hired Phil Vicino to take her place as general manager. A veteran of the sector, Phil brings over 30 years of experience in food service, banquet and hotel operations. He has worked at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, the Ritz in DC and the Four Seasons in Philadelphia. He lives in Clarksboro, NJ with his wife and their three teenage children.
It is difficult to adequately articulate our gratitude for everything Betty has contributed to Ivy over the last two decades, perhaps the most profound of which being her steady presence in the lives of the Club’s undergraduate members. We wish her a restful and joyous retirement.
Up and coming: Ivy’s Exclusive Job Board
We are excited to announce a new jobboard feature on Wavelength, Ivy’s alumni networking platform. Set to launch in January 2022, the job-board will allow alumni to network and grow their career opportunities while job posters can ensure and welcome the quality of candidates Ivy supplies. Posting a job or query has the same criteria as any site, but without the noise of social media – and it’s within the context of a community you know and love. Please reach out to our Director of member services, Alanna Boudreau, if you have a job opportunity you’d like to see included.