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YANA Awarded 8th Consecutive YAA Board of Governors Excellence Award

“For the past year, Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance core programming focused on structural inequality, sounding the alarm within the Yale community on the inequity suffered by people of color. Using a multi-media combination of in-person panels, videos, and virtual town halls, YANA’s Fighting Inequality series advanced the goal of democratizing access to the resources and opportunities.”

Published Jan. 12, 2021 in Yale Alumni News

A shared interest group success story: YANA turns 10

“The organization emphasizes four different forms of connection: helping students access opportunities in nonprofit, helping alumni transition from the private to the nonprofit sector, helping nonprofits access funding and other resources, and helping young alums connect to senior alumni mentors.”

Published Oct. 22, 2020 by Lauren Yanks ’19 MDiv in Yale Alumni News

Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy ’93 of Baylor Global Health

Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy ’93 of Baylor Global Health, developer of Smart Pod, unveils the first Smart Health Care Pod in the U.S. in Harris County Precinct 2, helping to close the health care access gap. In Sept. 2019, Dr. Anandasabapathy was featured in a YANA Evening Tea.


Long-time YANA Member Peg Graham’s invention — the “PPAL®,” a patented innovative bedside commode — received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant (SBIR) from the NIH, specifically the National Institute of Nursing Research. Her startup, QUA INC, an S-Corporation based in New Rochelle, New York, is partnering with the Georgia Institute of Technology to refine the prototype design, then recruit 10 wheelchair users in the Atlanta area to compare the use of the refined PPAL® versus their usual experience transferring between a commode and a bed.

Press Release – Sept. 25, 2020 in QUA

From Zoom to Zip Code: How to Access Things You Need

Published May 2020 by Ilyse Veron in Age-Friendly Advisor

Thrive Global: YANA & Hope For the Future

In this recent Thrive Global piece, Molly James M.Div. ’05 & YANA Board Member talks about YANA and the power of the Yale alumni community as a source of hope for the future.

Published Sept. 12, 2019 by Lisa Chau

YAA Spotlight: Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance

In the latest Yale Alumni Association spotlight, Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA) chair Ken Inadomi ’76 spoke to us about how the group got started, its early challenges, his advice for developing interest groups, the importance of diverse leadership teams, and more.

Published Aug. 28, 2019 by E.J. Crawford

YANA Case Study: Alumni Affinity Groups: How One University Formed a Highly Successful Organization

How does an alumni affinity group get started and, more importantly, what makes it sustainable beyond the initial excitement? A lot can be learned from the successful launch of the Yale Alumni Non-profit Alliance.

Released Jan. 3, 2018 by Kathy Edersheim ’87 in HIGHER ED IMPACT — Academic Impressions Daily Pulse: News & Trends in Higher Ed

Shifting Focus: 27 Businesses and Organizations Working to Feed New York City

On-the-ground updates from nonprofits feeding New Yorkers – including insights from Yale alum Alissa Wassung of God’s Love We Deliver

April 22, 2020 by Annette Nielsen in Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center