Looking forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday, March 28!

Dear Members and Friends of YANA:

Please join us on Wednesday 3/28 6:30pm at the Yale Club for our monthly meeting.

Spotlight will feature Peter Heller, president of the Heller Fundraising 

Group. With nearly 30 years in the nonprofit world, Peter has raised millions of dollars for many organizations, and since 2004 has been offering fundraising and consulting services to a diverse group of nonprofit clients.


Yale Community Connect:  The annual Yale Day of Service is less than 2 months away – Sat, May 12.  This year, alumni seeking to give back over an extended period have a range of options through a new initiative, Yale Community Connect. To learn more, please contact Alison Gardy at ycconnect@yana.community.

Current YCC program options include:

  • Behind the Book 
    • Writing Coaches
      • International High School in the Bronx (Wed, 3/28)
      • PS 125 in Harlem (Wed, 3/28)
      • PS 241, Crown Heights, Brooklyn (Thurs, 3/29)
      • DeWitt Clinton High School, Norwood, Bronx (Thurs, 3/29)
      • MS 322, Washington Heights (Wed, 4/11)
    • Research Coach
      • PS 46, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (Tues, 3/27)
    • Field Trip Chaperones
      • PS 241, Crown Heights, Brooklyn (Thurs, 3/22)
      • PS 241, Crown Heights, Brooklyn (Fri, 3/23)
  • The Bridal Garden (NYC): Volunteer/Unpaid Weekend Retail Positions
  • DMF Youth:  Development & Fundraising Volunteer, Strategy Consultant, Program Volunteer
  • Randall’s Island Park Alliance: Horticultural Activities
  • United Clergy Task Force of the Bronx: Medical Volunteers
  • West Side Campaign Against Hunger:  M-F Volunteer Opportunities

Nonprofit Board VacancyTeens for Food Justice (TFFJ), the 2014 winner of YANA’s social impact Showdown Contest and 2015 Spotlight presenter is seeking new board members.  TFFJ works to ensure universal, equitable access to healthy, fresh, affordable food through a cutting-edge, youth-led urban agricultural movement. For more details contact founder and CEO Kathy Soll –kfsoll@teensforfoodjustice.org



March 28, 2018

Conference Dial In

Call 641.715.0861

Code 965854#

Chapter Reports

New York Events

  • Building Bridges, co-hosted by Inspiring Capital, April 16th, Grace
  • Blockchain for Social Impact, co-hosted by ConsenSys, April 30th, Grace & Lou
  • Victories in Fighting Poverty, May 7th, Alison
  • Yale Day of Service, Saturday May 19th, Alison
  • Yale Community Connect, a series of ongoing programs, Alison

Interactive Session:  How can YANA help you or your organization?  

Spotlight:  Heller Fundraising Group, Peter Heller

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 25th – Spotlight will feature Gabe Rissman ’17, former undergraduate leader of the Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund, and co-founder of Real Impact Tracker, which aims to bring impact investing to everyone with greater transparency. Real Impact Tracker scores the social and environmental impact of investments and is building a system to certify those institutions most committed to impact. Gabe is an inspiring example of a young change agent doing remarkable mission-driven work.

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