Afterschool Alliance Welcomes Afterschool Champion Heather Nesle to Its Board of Directors
The Afterschool Alliance today announced the appointment of Heather Nesle to its board of directors. Nesle brings a wealth of volunteer, philanthropic and business experience to the board. As president of the New York Life Foundation, she has steered the philanthropic arm of New York Life in its support of a host of initiatives in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to add Heather Nesle’s broad and extensive experience to our board of directors,” said Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant. “She’s deeply committed to education and to supporting children and youth at some of the most vulnerable moments in their journey to adulthood – a mission wholly in line with afterschool and the Afterschool Alliance. We look forward to putting her experience to good use as we work to create quality afterschool opportunities for more children and families. We know she shares our conviction that afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and give parents peace of mind.”
“I’m delighted by this opportunity and look forward to working with the Afterschool Alliance’s impressive board,” Nesle said. “The organization has already succeeded in building the leading afterschool movement in the United States. This is a vital mission, one that’s entirely consistent with the New York Life Foundation’s efforts. I’m excited to get started.”
Prior to joining New York Life, Nesle served as vice president, corporate sustainability at HSBC Bank USA. Before that, she served in various roles at Fannie Mae, most recently as senior capital markets manager, as well as senior communications manager and information architect. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund.
The New York Life Foundation devotes the majority of its funding each year to programs that help children in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement. Since its founding in 1979, the Foundation has made more than $250 million in contributions to New York and U.S.-based non-profit organizations. New York Life Corporate Responsibility initiatives include the award-winning Volunteers for Good program, which helps New York Life employees and agents nationwide volunteer within their communities.