Young Leaders Council

Serve Communities. Inspire Change. Be a Young Leader.

The Young Leaders Council brings the passion and philanthropic power of young professionals together to transform New York City. The YLC provides robust opportunities to connect community-driven 20- and 30-somethings who’re eager to lead their peers, fundraise and advocate on behalf of low-income New Yorkers.

YLC Members enjoy exclusive benefits depending on membership level. Benefits include but aren’t limited to:

  • Fun social opportunities with savvy young philanthropists
  • Invitations to exclusive events that feature prominent local leaders
  • On-the-ground volunteerism that promotes long-term community change
  • Illuminating panel discussions and briefings on contemporary social issues

Join YLC today and build your capacity to be a dynamic community-leader, who makes New York City work for every New Yorker.

Ways to Get Involved

Access to select professional development and social events and all volunteer opportunities.

Access to select professional development and social events and all volunteer opportunities. Preferred members are also eligible to apply for a position on one of four YLC Subcommittee’s including Brand + Marketing, Events + Fundraising, Community Engagement and Membership.

Includes complimentary tickets to all YLC events, joint membership with our Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), and access to all professional development and volunteer opportunities. Executive members are eligible to apply for a position on the YLC Executive Committee.

For more information, contact Erin Hill at

The Executive Committee

  • Chair: Julie Brazitis
  • Vice Chair: Jacob Mani
  • Membership Chair: Toby Osofsky
    American Express
  • Community Engagement Chair: Eric Mouchette
    Bickel & Brewer
  • Community Engagement Co-Chair: Kenneth Holley
    Kenneth D. Holley & Associates, Inc.
  • Brand + Marketing Chair: Matt Walsh
    The College Board
  • Events + Fundraising Chair: Emily Weber
    Cushman & Wakefield
  • Events + Fundraising Co-Chair: Rachel Moulton
  • Ann Berry
    Goldman Sachs
  • Debbie Kim
    Ernst & Young
  • Patricia Lesnianski
  • Aliya McClendon
    Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Michael Muhanna
    Morgan Stanley
  • Hilary Rudd
    U.S. Trust
  • Stacey Schaffer

The Advisory Committee

  • Josh Mason
  • James Herbert
    LendingHome Corporation
  • Ashu Rathor
    Ernst & Young
  • Jay Rubinstein
    Morgan Stanley
  • Julie Rubinstein
    Energy Capital Partners
  • Ivette Fernandez
    Colony Capital Partners
  • Kishan Shah
  • Candice Cook