Thank you to Kateri Benoit SOM '05 , Victoria Chen SOM '17 , Jonathan Jerke Grad '10 and wife Debb Christopoulos, Jesse Givens '01 , Rachel Littman '91 , Mimi Tsai '91, Grad '94 , and David Yu '13 for attending the inaugural YANA Houston get-together on Sunday, December 9th. Good ideas and food were shared by all!

Please see below for upcoming YANA programs and local volunteer opportunities.

YANA Webinar Series --
  • Can you host a viewing party for the January 9th YANA Fundraising Webinar? See below.
  • Want to be a YANA star for hundreds of online viewers? YANA is looking for expert presenters on nonprofit topics. See details below.

Volunteer Opportunities -- See below for upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Houston area

Future Programming Ideas
We are working on events and programs focused on equitable use of public space, sex and human trafficking, justice for children, early childhood intervention, and use of data technology to improve social impact. We are also looking to highlight organizations and members of the community who are working to lessen inequalities, improve the work of nonprofits, and positively drive social impact.

Have a Happy New Year!

Rachel Littman '91

Can you host a viewing party for the next
YANA Fundraising Webinar? If so, please email


Miriam Droller, Kimberly Kicenuik Hubbard, Kimberly Ueyama
CCS Fundraising

Wednesday, January 9 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CT *

Webinar will be hosted on th e Zoom platform. The (free) Zoom app or browser plugin is required to participate. Learn how to Join a Zoom Meeting   and   Test Your Connection   before the session!
*Registration required to receive login instructions.


Announcing the YANA Fundraising Webinar Series! Join Yale alumni fundraising experts in a four-part series to learn everything from the basics of fundraising to tips on making the most of social media. Each session will be 1-hour: a 40-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.
Catch up on what you missed: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3
Attention : We are looking for experts to present future Webinars on nonprofit best practice topics including: governance issues; how to start a nonprofit; building your board; hiring an executive director; common legal pitfalls for nonprofits; when to hire outside counsel; marketing and branding; and choosing vendors. If you or someone you know has expertise and is willing to present through our online platform, please contact

Local Volunteer Opportunities through
Yale Community Connect

Saturday, January 5 -- Professional networking luncheon from 12:00-2:00pm with EMERGE students. Register HERE

March 2 from 8:00AM - 12:00PM -- Houston Foodbank warehouse with Yale Club of Houston Lil' Elis. Please note we have a Yale group registered but each individual (including for children) must first register as a Houston Food Bank volunteer at REGISTRATION . Once you have registered, please email with your name and number of people in your party .
Friday, January 18, 2-4pm -- Career & Etiquette Day at Wesley Community Center with YaleWomen Houston. Professional men and women from a variety of industries are needed! If interested, please send contact information and brief professional bio to
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.
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