Young Advocates Circle

The Young Advocates Circle is a special fundraising group of professionals in their 20s and 30s devoted to supporting the Boys’ Club of New York and its members by volunteering, fundraising and engaging with like-minded philanthropic individuals.

Your support helps New York City boys grow up and grow strong

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Upcoming Events

2022 Yankees

Come see the Yankees play the LA Angels
on June 2, 7:05pm!

Past Events

December 2, 2021. YAC members helped conduct mock interviews with BCNY members.

2021 Thanksgiving Drive

YAC members supported our Annual Thanksgiving Drive on November 20, 2021. 

Image of young professionals at the Fall Celebration

2021 Fall Celebration

Numerous young advocates supported the Fall Celebration at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on October 6, 2021. 

Virtual Winter Luncheon

Our annual event featured a conversation with Raymond J. McGuire, Democratic Candidate for Mayor of New York City and Former Vice Chairman of Citigroup on February 17, 2021. 

YAC members participated in virtual mock interviews with our High School Access members on January 7th, 2021.

HSA members are readying their applications for their top choice high schools, and to help them prepare, the Young Advocates Circle volunteers spoke to twelve HSA members to help prepare them for the next step in the interview process.

Young Advocates Circle Leadership


  • Willis Fries
  • Michael Puntillo

Membership Co-Chairs

  • Philip Bowman
  • Brian Cintron

Fundraising Co-Chairs

  • Eliza Breed
  • Stephen Hearn

Advancement Chair

  • Travis Russell

Volunteering Chair

  • Diana Bromfield

Young Advocates Circle Members

  • Mickey Abernathy 
  • Kara Andrea
  • Adam August
  • Alexander S. Baccile
  • Mary Benedetto
  • Alexander E. Bennett
  • Alice Berman
  • Christopher Briggs
  • Andrew Burns
  • Susan Chang
  • Thomas Cleary
  • Will Conrad
  • Lion-Robert Creel
  • Michaela Cronin
  • Julia Dean
  • Francesca del Balzo
  • Mackenzie Dowling
  • Olivia Dolan
  • Kara Duggan
  • Omar Ferreira
  • Alanna Flores
  • Benjamin Garfinkel
  • Jonathan Garfinkel 
  • Cristina Hackley
  • Carter Hardy
  • Ted Henderson
  • Daniel Hirsch
  • Campbell Howe
  • Doria Josma
  • Adam Klopp
  • Meghan Klopp
  • Zoe L’Esperance
  • Nicholas Leon
  • James W. Linville
  • Jonathan Lopez
  • John T. Martin
  • Aleesha Melwani
  • Joseph Mensah
  • Carter Moore
  • Justin Morales
  • Troy Neal
  • Samantha Osborne
  • Alexander Osgood
  • Christopher Oyathelemi
  • Helen Parzick
  • Carter Patrick
  • Ned Pierrepont
  • Justin Ramos
  • David C. Saunders
  • Andrew Sawyer
  • Edward Seber
  • Penn Sednaoui
  • Rory Shepard
  • Ashley Sierra
  • Reed Smith
  • Fred Spencer
  • Jacob Stonecipher
  • Eve Taylor
  • Isabel Taylor
  • Isaiah Thomas 
  • Jake Thoubboron
  • Alex Trautwig
  • Nicholas van Eck 
  • Robert Vaughan 
  • Theodore Wackerman
  • Drew Walker
  • Matthew Weber
  • Perrin Wheeler
  • Harry Williams
  • Will Zinterhofer

Questions? Contact the Membership Co-Chairs at or Eniko Horvath, Director or Development Communications and Events at