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. To learn more, contact Caity Curtis at

Ways to Get Involved

Includes 20% discount on all events, access to select professional development events and all volunteer opportunities.

Includes position on YLC Executive Committee, complimentary tickets to all YLC events, access to all professional development and volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact Caity Curtis at

Includes position on a YLC Subcommittee (Events & Fundraising, Brand & Marketing, Community Engagement and Membership), a 50% discount to two annual events, 20% discount on all events, access to select professional development events and volunteer opportunities.

The Executive Committee

  • Chair: Julie Brazitis
  • Vice Chair: Jacob Mani
  • Community Engagement Chair: Eric Mouchette
    Bickel & Brewer
  • 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
  • Stacey Schaffer
  • Alana Turoff
    Clear Channel Media & Entertainment

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