Sonny Caberwal (L'04)

Sonny Caberwal (L’04) set up Union Member House with the explicit goal of bringing diverse communities together and creating connections. This is where Union breaks the mold, in both intent and setup. Its yearly fee of $250, Caberwal points out, is less than half the local YMCA's. Nearly everyone who fills out Union's application and promises to be kind, curious, and open-minded gets in, after answering detailed questions about interests and goals. So far, the club's community, built largely on word of mouth, is achieving Caberwal's goal of bringing disparate groups together--of its 1,500 members, 60 percent are women and close to 40 percent are nonwhite.