New York, NY—On Friday, June 8, nearly 150 members and guests of United Way of New York City’s Young Leaders Council came together for an intimate rooftop cocktail party overlooking Central Park at our Summer Soiree. Guests sipped summer spritzers, while they enjoyed panoramic views of New York City from the sweeping penthouse patio adorned with a gorgeous pre-summer sunset.
At the event attendees had the opportunity to donate for a chance to have lunch with a United Way of New York City Board Member. All proceeds from the event go to benefit Once Upon a Summer, United Way of New York City's ReadNYC's summer literacy and arts camp that keeps kids learning all summer long and gives them a jumpstart on the upcoming academic year. The 2018 Summer Soiree helped raise nearly $40,000 for United Way of New York City’s ReadNYC program and helped write the story of success for our Once Upon a Summer campers and helps New York families shift from barely surviving to thriving.
Check out all the highlight’s from this year’s Summer Soiree!
About the Young Leaders Council:
The Young Leaders Council (YLC) 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.
About United Way of New York City
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) fights for the self-sufficiency of every low-income New Yorker by taking on the toughest challenges and creating new solutions to old problems. UWNYC mobilizes the best ideas, relevant data, internal and external experts, and resources—from money to manpower. UWNYC maximizes impact by coordinating and aligning organizations, companies, local government, and New Yorkers to help families eliminate tough choices and live better while making ends meet.