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.

For $5 a week, the price of one cup of coffee, you could change a boy’s life forever.

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Upcoming Events

FDNY Block Party Co-Sponsored by BCNY

Volunteers will assist with check-in, registration, and managing the food line at this Block Party where BCNY members will learn about fire safety and enjoy festivities.

Saturday, July 27 from 9:30am – 4:00pm
FDNY Engine 91


Fall YAC Meeting with Trustee Mr. Bill McKnight

The Young Advocates Circle will host its fall meeting to reflect on this year’s progress and plan future opportunities for the group’s impact. The meeting will feature Boys’ Club Trustee, Mr. William G. McKnight III for a Q&A. Mr. McKnight has served as a Trustee for 40 years and will share his rich experience, including earning this year’s Northrop Award.

Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00pm

Harriman Clubhouse | 287 East 10th Street

YAC Cocktail Reception & Dinner hosted by Edward J. Rappa

Join Edward J. Rappa, Chairman of the Boys’ Club of New York and Chairman & CEO of R.W. Pressprich & Co, for a cocktail reception and dinner honoring YAC members for their service to BCNY.

Wednesday, September 18
6:00pm Cocktail Reception | 7:00pm Dinner

The Racquet & Tennis Club | 370 Park Avenue
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Founding Co-Chairs

Stephanie Kearney
Women’s Board Member

Troy Neal
Capital One
Abbe Clubhouse Alumnus

Michael Puntillo
Direct Refreshments, LLC

Young Advocates Circle Members

  • Kara Andrea
  • Adam August
  • Alexander S. Baccile
  • Mary Benedetto
  • Philip Bowman
  • Christopher Briggs
  • Andrew Burns
  • Francesca del Balzo
  • Brian Cintron
  • Lion-Robert Creel
  • Mackenzie Dowling
  • Ashley Enthoven
  • Omar Ferreira
  • Courtney K. Ford
  • Willis Fries
  • Stephen Hearn
  • Ted Henderson
  • Meghan Horstmann
  • Cranston Humphrey
  • Adam Klopp
  • Zoe L’Esperance
  • James W. Linville
  • Jonathan Lopez
  • John Martin
  • Tyler Martin
  • Aleesha Melwani
  • Carter Moore
  • Samantha Osborne
  • Alexander Osgood
  • Ned Pierrepont
  • Eric Rivera
  • David C. Saunders
  • Michael Schumer
  • Edward Seber
  • Rory Shepard
  • Reed Smith
  • Jacob Stonecipher
  • Eve Taylor
  • Alex Trautwig
  • Robert Vaughan 
  • Drew Walker
  • Matthew Weber
  • Perrin Wheeler
  • Harry Williams

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