Supporting Emerging Leaders in the Field

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A message from PNY Vice President of Member Services, Kristen Ruff, and Assistant Director of Member Services, Allyson Goldhagen.

We hear a common refrain among long-time members: “Philanthropy New York was such a critical resource for me early in my career. Not only did I learn how to do my job, I met people who would become tremendous thought partners for me throughout my career.”

The power of the PNY community to spark long-lasting relationships has never waned over our 35+ year history, but as the community grew in numbers, we encountered an unusual challenge: It was harder for early and mid-career professionals to meet people and build the authentic professional relationships that sustain a career.

American Express provided the encouragement, thought partnership and financial support to tackle this challenge and in 2010, we piloted the Young Leaders Breakfast Club. Our goal then was – and remains today – to create intentional spaces for connections within our vibrant and diverse community of early and mid-career professionals.

We are excited to launch our fourth Young Leaders Breakfast Club cohort and invite members in their twenties and thirties to join us for an information session on June 28 or July 11.  

Are you looking for an opportunity to bring more focus to your leadership development? Are you eager to build relationships with similarly motivated peers? Do you have professional goals that you’d like to explore with the support of peers and a mentor?

You’ll find value in joining PNY’s Young Leaders Breakfast Club - whether you’re early in your career or have more than a decade worth of experience under your belt.

Learn more about the structure of the program and reach out to Kristen Ruff or Allyson Goldhagen with questions.


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