Founded in 2012, the CSF Young Leaders Board is a network of young professionals that supports CSF’s mission and seeks to maximize educational opportunities for New York City children through fundraising, volunteering, and raising awareness about CSF among their friends, families, and colleagues. To learn more about joining the Young Leaders Board, contact Kurt Faulhammer by email or by phone at (212) 515-7106 or click here.


The following individuals currently serve on the Young Leaders Board:

Daniel Aguirre, Cohen & Steers
University of Florida
Nicky Aimcharoen, Pretium Partners LLC
University of Rochester
Karina Altamirano, Horizon Kinetics
New York University
Lamar Ballard, Self
Hutchinson Community College
Michael Berezny, Self
Kean University
Sai Bhandari, Morgan Stanley
Rutgers University
Dillon Biddiscombe, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Columbia University
Colin Campbell, Oliver Wyman
Northwestern University
Don & Erica Castle
Colgate University
Reco Charity, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Virginia Tech; Georgetown Law School
Conor Cunnane, Axial
Loyola University Maryland
Rory Cunnane, Barclays
Bucknell University
Josue De Paz, Collectively Inc.
Santa Clara University
Bennie DeSalvo, goPuff
University of Richmond
Katherine Ewell, Haven Life
Stanford University
Eric Ferson, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Bucknell University
Christian Garrett, Caerus Investors
University of Kansas
Akshay Goradia, Stripes Group
Carnegie Mellon University
Oneica Greaves, Citigroup
Harvard Business School
Randy Habeeb, Barclays
Baruch College
Priscilla Habeeb Sankar, Morgan Stanley
Pace University
Kevin Heller, Point72 Asset Management
Amherst College
Janet Jin, JP Morgan
Harvard Business School
Amit Joshi, Forensiq
Cornell University
Saba Khan, Morgan Stanley
Rutgers University
Ryan LaRue, Barings
Binghamton University
Jane Lee, Donorly
Ithaca College
Alice Liao, TIAA
Western University – Ivey School of Business
Hansel J. López, Meredith Corporation
Cornell University
Maxwell Masur, The Estee Lauder Companies
NYU Stern School of Business
Michael McGuiness, Chatham Asset Management
Wake Forest University
JT Mindlin, MediaLink
Boston College
Andres Menocal, Evercore ISI
University of Miami
Brigid Mulcahy, McKinsey & Company
University of Queensland
Kerri O’Keefe, Aetna
Quinnipiac University
Jacqueline Palma, ING Capital LLC
Vassar College
Raymond Pang, Digital Bridge Holdings
Washington University in St. Louis – Olin Business School
Roshan Patel, Hatzimemos/Libby
Vanderbilt University & The George Washington University
Katelyn Pior, Touchstorm
Pepperdine University
Cathey Price, Meltwater
College of Charleston
Hampton Quillen, Farient Advisors
Wake Forest University
Russell Reed, Notre Dame Law School
Colgate University
Hugo Rodrigues, Newbrook Capital Advisors
New York University
Alexandra Salavitch, Claro
Kings College
Maria Samuel, Goldman Sachs
Georgia Tech
Prachi Shah, First data
Rutgers University
Lindsay Slaven, KGS Alpha Capital Markets
Cornell University
Gerard Smith, BCW Global
Michigan State University
Madison Unell, Mighty
Pepperdine University
Jason Weber, OpenInfluence
Pepperdine University
Lizzy Welch, Eze Software
Lafayette College
Terry Xu, Ernst & Young
New York University
Dan Yu, Sterling Investment Partners
Wake Forest University
Liliana Zapata, FullScreen Media
Hunter College
Samantha Zeiss, Nielsen Sports & Entertainment
Dartmouth College


Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA

Alma Mater:  Santa Clara University

Industry:  Social Impact

Hobbies:  Sports, volunteering, reading, traveling

Fun Facts:

  • I have a goal of visiting every MLB baseball stadium – so far, I’m at 11/30!
  • I used to hate spicy food until my wife convinced me to try again. I’m working on it!
  • One of my bucket list items is to be an extra in a movie one day.

How did you get involved with Children’s Scholarship Fund and the Young Leaders Board?

I got involved with the Children’s Scholarship Fund while looking for opportunities to get involved in the community. I had previously worked with children while living in Texas and California, so I looked for something similar, where I could make an immediate contribution and pass on knowledge from my own experiences in school and in my career. I was also looking to find a network of like-minded individuals passionate about paying it forward.

Why is education important to you?

Education has always been incredibly important to me. I was fortunate enough to earn scholarships for high school and college and therefore understand the tremendous impact they had in allowing me to access new opportunities. Everything I was able to experience was thanks to the generosity of others. I’d like to pay it forward so that others have the same opportunities to excel and follow their passions.

What is your favorite part of being involved with CSF and the Young Leaders Board?

My favorite part of being involved with CSF is having the ability to make a direct impact on someone’s life through the initiatives that CSF hosts throughout the year.  The events bring together folks in all kinds of industries which allows students to get perspective on potential careers they could pursue. YLB is also great because you get to know some of the great people that work with and for CSF!

As we continue to learn and work from home during the Covid-19 crisis, what have you learned from your own quarantine experience? Do you have any advice for CSF Scholars and CSF alumni who are in high school and college?

These are unprecedented times where we’re all trying to figure things out as they happen. Take it day by day instead of trying to plan your entire life right now. No one really knows what’s going to happen next and that’s okay. What matters is our health, both physical and mental. Make sure you’re taking time to do things that you enjoy and to really reflect on what it is you want to do with your career or your future – combine what you’re good at with what you’re passionate about. That being said, your dream career might not always be easy to attain. Even if you start in a role / major that you’re not totally passionate about, you can always pivot – I’ve moved from financial services, to advertising, and finally found that the social impact space was where I wanted to be. It took time to figure out, but along the way, I was able to pick up transferable skills that helped me position myself for the future. 

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