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.

Upcoming Events 


Network Nights at Brown Brothers Harriman
Tuesday, August 23 | 6:00–8:00 PM | Brown Brothers Harriman (140 Broadway)

Network with emerging and senior leaders as well as Brown Brothers Harriman's Young Professionals Network and us. Drinks and light food will be served.


Brews & Books
Tuesday, September 27 | Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th Street, Brooklyn)

Sip cold brews and duke it out over cornhole while raising critical support for United Way of New York City’s ReadNYC initiative. Save $5 on your ticket 8/30–9/5! Stay tuned for more info. See photos from last year's event.




110 Miles of Impact! 

On September 10, Kenneth Holley, Co-Chair of the UWNYC Young Leaders Council Community Engagement Committee will be riding for 10 hours across 110 miles from his hometown of NYC to Philadephia's Liberty Bell. Please join him in creating lasting change for low-income families in NYC. Join now!


Past Events 


Build a Backpack, Grow a Reader!

United Way of New York City's (UWNYC) annual Back to School Drive, benefiting UWNYC's ReadNYC and Community School initiatives, provides low-income students with the tools they need to succeed. 

Click here to join us! And explore UWNYC's Back to School Drive toolkit that includes everything you’ll need to run a successful drive!


Volunteer: Build Backpacks for ReadNYC Students
August 9, 6:00–7:30 PM | United Way of New York City, 205 E. 42nd Street, 13th Fl, New York, NY 10017

Ensuring that our ReadNYC students are equipped with the tools they need to start the school year off right is crucial to growing strong young readers. As part of UWNYC's annual Back-to-School Drive, we'll sort donated school supplies, and then pack backpacks to the brim for students at 20 elementary schools.

Volunteer: Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest Center (BRMUHC) Bed-Stuy Farm
June 11, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM | 406 Decatur Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233

BRMUHC farm provides fresh produce to Urban Harvest Food Pantry visitors. You’ll roll up your sleeves and support BRMUHC by building new garden beds, planting, composting, and collecting eggs from the chicken coop. See photos!

Make Your Impact: Rooftop Rhapsody
June 3, 6:30–9:30 PM | 100 Central Park South, Penthouse

On June 3rd, Rooftop Rhapsody echoed above Midtown Manhattan. Over 170 young professionals toasted a bygone era and their power to make a difference in NYC. See photos!

For more information on membership and events, contact Alandrea Timmons at

The Executive Committee

  • Chair, Executive Committee: Julie Brazitis
  • Vice-Chair, Executive Committee & Membership Chair: Toby Osofsky
    American Express
  • Secretary, Executive Committee: Laura Frattaroli
    Goldman Sachs
  • Treasurer, Executive Committee: Nick Frattaroli
    Goldman Sachs
  • Brand & Marketing Chair: Matt Walsh
    The College Board
  • Community Engagement Co-Chair: Eric Mouchette
    Queens District Attorney
  • Community Engagement Co-Chair: Kenneth Holley
    Kenneth D. Holley & Associates, Inc.
  • Fundraising + Events Chair: Patricia Lesnianski
  • Jonathan Baer
    FBF Originals
  • John Bowen
    Facebook, Inc.
  • Yancey Reynoso