YALE ALUMNI NONPROFIT ALLIANCE
Global Newsletter | Summer 2019
HIGHLIGHTS
YANA-DWIGHT HALL 2019 SUMMER FELLOWS! 

YANA & Dwight Hall at Yale
are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s
YANA-Dwight Hall 2019 Summer Fellowship:
Trinh Truong ‘19, Luisa Graden ‘20, and Nicole Chavez ‘19!

These three outstanding individuals were chosen from a highly selective pool of 15 applicants. All of them have extensive experience in social impact both during the academic year and summers.

They bring diversity of ideas, circumstances, and background. Each of these Fellows, and many of the applicants whom we were not able to fund, would not have been able to pursue their public service internships without the financial and other support from YANA and Dwight Hall.

We congratulate Trinh, Luisa, and Nicole on their work and focus and look forward to working with them this summer and in years to come.
YANA FEATURED AS A SPOTLIGHT FOR AFFINITY GROUP SUCCESS


From a handful of like-minded alumni to over 3500 worldwide members, YANA's impact is still going strong after 10 years. Author Kathy Edersheim '87 tells us why.
YANA DC WELCOMES NEW LEADERSHIP

Please join YANA in welcoming our newest Chapter Chair, Maria Laura Acebal YLS '94! Maria comes to YANA with amazing ideas and inspiration for the next stage of our DC chapter. We are grateful to Laura Kadetsky, Co-founder and first Chair of YANA DC, for her three years of service to the chapter and for getting one of our biggest chapters off the ground. We look forward to even more opportunities and growth under Maria's leadership!

YANA FOUNDER KEN INADOMI PLACES THIRD IN NYC SHARKFEST SWIM
Shout-out to YANA Founder Ken Inadomi for another podium finish at the Lady Liberty Sharkfest Swim in NY! On June 30, Ken joined 160 swimmers ("sharks") in the waters off the Statue of Liberty, where they descended upon historic Ellis Island, the Colgate clock on the Jersey City shoreline, and Morris Canal Park with a view of the Freedom Tower. Join us in congratulating Ken in placing 44th male and 3rd in his age group!
BE A PART OF YANA'S IMPACT
SUPPORT YANA 

YANA is entirely volunteer-led; and we rely on the generosity of our members and those who believe in social good to support our inspiring programs.
Tell Us Your YANA Impact Story!

We want to hear from your perspective about how well we are pursuing our mission!

  • Has YANA connected you to new career or learning opportunities?
  • Have you or someone you know benefited from YANA in any way, perhaps through introductions to nonprofit boards, jobs, internships, funding, or speaking gigs?

If yes, we'd love to hear your story - large or small - on how being a part of the YANA community has positively impacted your life.
"As a long term non-profit leader, I am thrilled to become part of the Yale network and look forward to engagement across a wide range of interests.”
JOIN OR START A CHAPTER

Join our network of nearly
5,000 people - with
9 chapters on 3 continents:

Bay Area, Colorado, Europe, 
India, New England, New York, 
Seattle, Texas, and Washington DC.  
Don't see a YANA Chapter in your area?   Contact Executive Director, Rachel Littman, about starting one!

Working Together, Giving Back, Changing Lives
ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
YANA is pleased to share announcements for Yale Alumni Shared Interest Groups, YANA Spotlight presenters and organizations that have been working to advance the mission of YANA. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest news!
YANA NEAR YOU: UPCOMING EVENTS
YANA WEBINAR SERIES
Join our renowned free webinar series featuring Yale alumni experts, as we explore the dynamic and rapidly-evolving facets of the social impact sector.

YANA EVENING TEA SERIES
Inspired by the Head of College Teas at Yale's residential colleges, our YANA Evening Tea Series are discussions designed to highlight leading experts involved in advancing positive social change.

Upcoming:

Read about our first Evening Teas:

We plan to bring the YANA Evening Tea Series to a YANA Chapter near you!
YANA NEW ENGLAND:
HELP PLAN A GLOBAL HEALTH FORUM

YANA New England is planning a Global Health forum with a focus on refugee women and children in Africa. The event will be held in New Haven in early September. Email the New England chairs if you are interested in helping plan this event!
ORGANI ZE AN EVE NT!

YANA is always looking for people to help organize, participate in, or host events at the local chapter level.

If you would like to showcase your organization or know of someone who would make a great speaker,
please email Rachel
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: RECENT EVENTS
YANA AT YALE REUNIONS
Ken Inadomi ‘76, Chair and Founder of YANA, spent some time promoting YANA on campus Friday, May 24 as part of Yale Reunion weekend. Joining him were Demetris Giannoulious and Astrid Andre, both from the Class of ‘94, and Nicholas Lewis ’93, Senior Director of Shared Interest Groups at the YAA.
YANA is growing its presence in the Yale community and is looking to be a permanent part of Yale reunions. Anyone with a reunion in 2020 who is interested in helping represent YANA at reunion should email Rachel
YANA COLORADO:
Lunchtime Discussion on Social Justice & Education with Mike Johnston ’97, LAW ’03

On May 6, former Colorado State Senator and US Senate candidate Mike Johnston joined the YANA Colorado chapter for a lunchtime presentation. Mike shared a brief summary of his history as a high school principal in some of Colorado’s most challenging communities; as an advocate for all youth regardless of race, background, or circumstance; and as a proponent for combining both policy and practice to elicit social change.
YANA NEW ENGLAND:
Yale Club & Scholarship Foundation of Hartford
Summer Celebration

On July 8, six board members of the Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford (YCH), including YANA members Adam Cohen (YCH Treasurer) and Michael Kurs '77, joined the Club’s summer interns for an informal get-together at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in West Hartford, where they shared their experiences.
YANA PHILADELPHIA:
Nonprofit Leadership Breakfast

On July 10, Bill Golderer DIV ‘96 hosted eleven Yale alumni from the College, SOM, and Divinity Schools at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey where Bill serves as the Executive Director. This leadership group was particularly energized about coming together to focus on the social impact work being done in Philadelphia and explore ways to strengthen their collective impact.
YANA DC:
2019 Summer Student Welcome

On July 2, YANA DC held its third annual panel on nonprofit and social justice careers for current students in DC for the summer and for alums. Our amazing panelists represented a variety of subject area, experiences, and Yale connections. Their talk was inspiring and generated great questions among the audience.

Panelists:
Michael Dorsey FES ’96, Partner, Univergy-CCC & IberSun Solar
Cathy Livingston ’87, YLS ’91, Partner, Jones Day
Shoshana Davidoff-Gore ’17, Fellow, Youth Services Opportunity Project
YANA NEWS

Check out the other YANA individuals and organizations impacting their communities and the world!
Local Volunteer Opportunities: Yale Community Connect
Yale Community Connect is an exciting initiative to connect Yale alumni and friends with ongoing opportunities to volunteer and make a difference in community organizations throughout your area.
RECENT YC CONNECT HIGHLIGHTS
HOWARD PLAYGROUND BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
Astrid Andre ’94, Sam Rubin ’95 and Julie Zuckerbraun ’82 took part in the  volunteer event at Howard Playground in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Saturday, June 22. They were joined by volunteers from  The Mission Continues  — a nonprofit that organizes community service events for veterans — to create a team of more than 20 volunteers.
YDOS 2019:
THE ARCHITECT IS IN
This year’s New York City site for The Architect Is IN — an international project held as part of the annual Yale Day of Service — offered three area nonprofits donated professional architecture, planning, and design advice.
YDOS 2019: URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE JUDGING (NYC)
At the Urban Debate League, 14 Yale alumni and one just-accepted Yale student from Stuyvesant HS, enjoyed judging middle school and high school debates on the topic, “Should the United States sell arms to Saudi Arabia?”
SPOTLIGHTS

ANDREW GOODMAN FOUNDATION
May's New York Monthly Meeting's Spotlight featured Maxim Thorne '89, Law '92, Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, which supports voting accessibility, youth leadership development, and social justice initiatives on college campuses across the nation.
LEGAL INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES TODAY (LIFT)
June’s New York Monthly Meeting’s Spotlight featured Cathy Cramer, Harvard ’82, CEO of  Legal Information for Families Today  (LIFT), the leading nonprofit organization in New York dedicated to enhancing access to justice for children and families in the Family Court system. LIFT provides legal information, community education, and support services to those in need.

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE SERVICE CORPS (NESC)
July's New York Monthly Meeting's Spotlight featured Yale alumni legend Marv Berenblum ’56, the chair of National Executive Service Corps (NESC), a nonprofit providing affordable consulting and executive search services for nonprofits.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS
Tim Delaney '79 is President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, a trusted resource for America’s charitable nonprofits that connects the policy dots across all levels and branches of governments, and keeps nonprofits informed and empowered to create a positive public policy environment that best supports nonprofits in advancing their missions. 
6-Time Winner of the Yale Board of Governors Excellence Award 
  Working Together, Giving Back, Changing Lives
YANA NEWSLETTER:
Editor-in-Chief: Liana Epstein
Editorial Board: Grace Hsieh, Lou Martarano

Contributors: Maria Laura Acebal, Marv Berenblum, Cathy Cramer, Alison Gardy, Ken Inadomi, Laura Kadetsky, Yang Li, Rachel Littman, Jenna Matecki, Michael Mazer, Joyce Schroeder, Maxim Thorne