A Glimpse into Our Club HistoryFounded in 1875, the MIT Alumni Association was established by alumni as an organization to serve the needs of both the Institute as well as its alumni population. At the time of its inception, the Institute had been in existence for only 14 years and both it and its alumni population were expanding rapidly. Over time, the Association has kept pace with the growth and influence of MIT and of an alumni network that now numbers 130,000 people living in all parts of the world. The MIT Club of Northern California was founded in 1907 and today serves close to 15,000 alumni in Northern California. Entering our 111th year, the club has prospered because of the dedicated service of the club members and exemplary leaders.
Spotlight is an MIT Club of Northern California tradition that recognizes a distinguished MIT alum, or member of the MIT community, who has truly embodied the MIT spirit “Mens et Manus” and made unparalleled contributions to make a Better World.