About The Valerie Fund

The Junior Board

The Junior Board unites a younger generation of leaders around the mission and goals of The Valerie Fund. Members of the Junior Board dedicate their time and talents to spreading awareness of The Valerie Fund throughout their communities in New York City and the surrounding areas. The group comprises dynamic, enthusiastic young professionals between the ages of 22 and 40 and meets monthly to discuss new initiatives, plan events, and learn more about the organization. Engaging with The Valerie Fund, its staff, and its seasoned supporters enables Junior Board members to serve as impassioned, informed advocates who will carry the organization into the future. 

Junior Board members participate in many aspects of The Valerie Fund, including community outreach, event planning, and member recruitment. As a Junior Board member, you will also be invited to serve as a volunteer for major Valerie Fund events, and beginning fall 2015, you will be able to participate in a mentoring program designed to provide Valerie Fund high school patients with one-on-one educational and emotional support from a close peer.

Over the past year, Valerie Fund Junior Board experiences have included:

  • Hosting annual Mardi Gras Gala drawing more than 500 guests
  • Organizing fall fundraiser (past events include open bars and basketball tournaments)
  • Group visit to Camp Happy Times
  • Decorating Valerie Fund centers for the holidays
  • Volunteering for The Valerie Fund’s Careoke for the Kids, Taste of Giving, Scholarship Reception and Thanksgiving Ball events
  • Participating in The Valerie Fund’s annual walk / 5K run in New Jersey
  • Hearing from the organization’s Executive Director, board members and staff about new initiatives and The Valerie Fund’s role in treatment of kids with cancer and blood disorders

The Junior Board welcomes new members at all points throughout the year! If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out the questionnaire at the link below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Junior Board Members

Savannah English Co-Chair
Greg Sherry Co-Chair
Richard Kandel Co-Chair
Jeff Messer Co-Chair
Julia Abelkop
Lisa Andrekovich
Carolyn Arntsen
Emily Baldwin
Clay Bartlett
Patrick Campbell
Ian Carow
Justin Chukumba
Pat Clancy
Danielle Cohen
Claire Connolly
Matt Delaney
Mark Dimilia
Maddy Finkel
Kerri Ford
Erika Gruppo
Cassandra Greene
Spencer Hughes
Mark Kavulich
Ali Kilduff
Eric Klein
Phoebe Lapine
Brian Lasky
Caroline LeCates
Cara Lewis
Gabriel Littman
Andrea Mangione
Elias Massood
Will Morel
Chelsea Mintz
Michael Ojo
Hailey Pollitzer
Nicki Schiller
Saheelan Sinnarajah
Joshua Slavitt
Sean Soderstrom
Jim Tormey
J.C. Uva

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