There is a change in the time and venue for DGT Alumni Association’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. It will take place on Saturday, November 18, at Putnam’s Pub & Cooker, 419 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205. This restaurant is located at the corner of Myrtle Ave. and Clinton Ave., just two and a half blocks from the House. A group reservation has been made for 5:30 p.m.
Attention all members and Gallery House Interns. It’s that time of year again for the annual DGT Alumni Association Thanksgiving dinner, which will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 4 pm to 6 pm at 272 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205. If you will be in the New York area next Saturday please join in the celebration. A signup webpage has been established at.
Despite launching into and continuing post-graduate life, recently inducted DGT Alumni who completed the Gallery House Program in 2015 or 2016, have given innumerable volunteer hours to develop the program for continued and improved implementation in fall 2017.
Several costly repairs and improvements had to be undertaken in the first half of 2017. The problems requiring immediate attention involved the boiler in the cellar, gas lines leading to boiler, and a series of issues uncovered as a result preparing for an inspection and test of the fire sprinkler system required every five years by New York City. In all, when completed, these repairs and improvements will have cost in excess of $40,000 or more than 40% of annual income from rent in a normal year with 100% occupancy rate.
On Pratt Institute Alumni Day, Saturday, October 7, 2017 the Gallery House Program of the DGT Alumni Association (DGT) will proudly present the Annual DGT Alumni Exhibit. The theme of this year’s exhibit is Space and Body.
One bedroom - floor-through apartment in a brownstone, for rent, in the heart of historic Clinton Hill, close to subway, shops, restaurants and bars. Apartment features one bedroom, full bath, kitchenette, and balcony/deck. Basic utilities included, no pets.
Involvement in and support for the DGT Alumni Association annually starts in January with payment of $10 in membership fees. The work of keeping the connection going is volunteer based. However, the fee not only provides for the ability of you to vote at membership meetings, now held by video conference, and to hold office, but for you to also cover the costs of supplies, stamps and communications to "keep the connection going.' It's easy to do it via PayPal. Thank you in Advance from the Board.
Pratt Alumni who as undergraduates were members of Tau Delta Phi - Tau Sigma, Delta Gamma Theta - Alpha, or Delta Gamma Theta - Omega gathered for an afternoon reception at the 'Old Fraternity House,' located at 272 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn.
Gallery House Fellowship, a program of the DGT Foundation, announces that the deadline for applying for a Gallery House Fellowship is September 30, 2016. During the Fall of 2016, three Pratt Institute students will each be awarded a fellowship. Participants will gain real-life experience in curating, planning, promoting, setting up and managing an exhibit of creative works.
Great News: DGT Foundation, Inc., the educational and charitable arm of the DGT Alumni Association, Inc. is now listed as a charity eligible to be designated by you, the shopper, as a charity to receive a percentage of the sale as a donation in support of its activities. Please take the opportunity to support DGT in this way! The flagship and only program currently carried out by the DGT Foundation is the Gallery House Fellowship Program, which has had a great start over the course of the past two semesters. To sign up with Amazon for this opportunity, go to Amazon.com's Smile Amazon Program. It's Great to Be!
In a letter to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Pratt, Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, President, announced his resignation effective after the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. After the completion of the search for a new President, Dr. Schutte will be President Emeritus per action taken by the Board to honor him in that way. A copy of the letter may be downloaded.
Please also join in the effort of contributing to the fundraising effort the fellows have set up in support of the program and this semester's beneficiary charity, an organization addressing violence in the form of acid attacks!
The Bookkeeper, an independent contractor, performs several bookkeeping tasks, on a monthly basis, to support sound financial management. These tasks principally include entering income and expense data, of between $6K and $7K in monthly transactions (+/- $80K/year), into Quickbooks, reconciling accounts, and generating monthly financial statements.
Four of the 2015 Board members, all of whom were seeking reelection, were elected by acclamation to another one-year term on the Board. Re-elected were Gil Gerald as President, Tom Fiorella as Vice President, Tom Wong as Treasurer, and Vern Ford as Secretary. Also elected was Nelson Hernandez, Sr. to serve as Sargent-at-Arms.
In addition to the practical learning experience that Gallery House Fellowship Programs Fellows receive, one major outcome each semester is an exhibit they put together. This year's exhibit, "When You Got It You Got it" had its second and final successful evening for the year, on December 7, 2015. The exhibit was held in the private Gallery at DGT Alumni Association's Old Fraternity House at 272 Clinton Ave., in Brooklyn, NY.
Strategy No.1 of DGT Alumni Association, Inc.'s Strategic Plan, "to design, develop and implement a program of semester-long fellowships, with learning opportunities for undergraduate students to curate art and manage and promote a gallery and its exhibits," got off to a very successful start in Fall Semester, 2015. The opening reception of "When You Got It You Got It," the first of the program's exhibits, which are to be held twice a year, took place on December 1, 2015.
DGT Foundation's Gallery House Fellowship Program, Fall Semester 2015 will have opening receptions on Tuesday, December 1, and on Monday, December 7, for a fine art group exhibition curated by the program's 2015 Fellows. The opening receptions will take place in the private gallery space at 272 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Each semester's class of Fellows selects a beneficiary charity for the fundraising exhibit. This year's beneficiary organization selected by the students is the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP). The exhibit will showcase work by trans, working class, and other marginalized queer artists and performers of the LGBTQAPI+ community.
DGT Alumni Association received an estimate of $1,252,151 for proposed renovation and restoration work of the residential property it owns at 272 Clinton Ave. The estimate was prepared, pro bono, by Manuel Castedo, AIA (Architecture '74), a DGT alumnus and former resident of the third floor front room. The estimate is based on an architectural program plan and schematics developed by a committee of DGT alumni, including Kostas Gerakaris (Architecture '95), Gil Gerald (Architecture '84), Nelson Hernandez (Architecture '86), and Tom Wong (Engineering '84). This working group was formed, met and worked in 2014 to identify the physical, functional and aesthetic needs that would be addressed through renovation and restoration of the property.
In January 2014, after a year-long effort involving monthly strategic planning sessions, meetings and conversations with Pratt Administrators and students, a survey of students and of alumni of Delta Gamma Theta and Tau Delta Phi-Tau Sigma, and a day-long retreat, the association, now renamed the DGT Alumni Association, adopted a five-year strategic plan. This Plan has eight goals among four core strategies, and four goals categorized as organizational and administrative. This report, developed in October, 2015, at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the second year of the Plan, is intended
DGT Foundation's Gallery House Fellowship Program began this past October 5, as two Pratt Institute undergraduate students were accepted as Fall 2015 Fellows. The students are participating in a semester-long program where they will learn and practice skills related to curating and exhibiting works in the creative fields taught at Pratt Institute. Participants will gain real-life experience in curating, planning, promoting, setting up and managing an exhibit of creative works.