And Now, a Very Important CYA Announcement…


A wafting buffet of BBQ. Walls covered with canine art. And 53 young alumni, making new friends and learning about opportunities to support the Chapter of Young Alumni (CYA). That’s just a glimpse into the awesomeness of CYA’s BBQ & Brew & Info, Too! event at Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar on January 26.

CYA is well-known for its annual wine tasting and silent auction, and this year we’re engaging young alumni with volunteer opportunities to make our fundraiser even more awesome. Folks can help us reach out to sponsors, promote the event on social media, convince all their friends to buy tickets, and so much more. Did we mention that all proceeds from the event go towards the Alumni Association Scholarship? Who’d a thought attending a fabulous event with delicious food, great wine, engaging entertainment, and an unbelievable silent auction would directly support UMBC students?

Now that we’ve got you hooked, the 12th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction is Friday, May 19 from 7–10pm at the B&O Railroad Museum. Tickets are now on sale for a discounted price of $35 until March 17. Visit this page to get yours today! Everyone who purchases an early bird ticket will be invited to a thank you event on March 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar. Current CYA members will be there to appreciate YOU for purchasing a ticket to this year’s Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, and let you know about some exciting ways you can get more involved in this year’s event. And of course, we’ll have plenty of food to share and your first drink is on us! Stay tuned for a registration form that will be sent to you after you purchase your tickets! (There’s motivation for you.)

We are actively soliciting event sponsors and silent auction donations from local businesses and individuals. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit current UMBC students through the Alumni Association scholarship.

Questions? Interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or donating to the silent auction? Contact Jessica Wyatt, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, at