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:

Katie Allen, Morgan Stanley
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mustafa Amjad, Cornerstone Research
University of Pennsylvania

Michael Berezny, Self
Kean University

Kyrah Brown, Morgan Stanley
Baruch College

Victoria Carroll, BCW Global
University of South Carolina

Hugo Buist Rodrigues, Newbrook Capital Advisors
New York University

Donald & Erica Castle
Colgate University

Vanessa Chan, IL Makiage
Northeastern University

Reco Charity, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Virginia Tech; Georgetown Law School

Rishabh Chatterjee, S&T Analyst
Carnegie Mellon University

Sylvie Chen, UBS
Georgetown University

Megan Clyne, Fulbright
Dartmouth

Francis J. Connolly Jr., New York Yankees
SUNY at Old Westbury

Antoine Crépin-Héroux, AON
Princeton University

Conor Cunnane, Axial
Loyola University Maryland

Clay Curran, Prospect Capital Management
Ithaca College

Hayden Edelson, JP Morgan Chase & Co
New York University

Josh Farkas, GoldPoint Partners
University of Michigan

Michelle Firoozan, Geller + Co
Binghamton University

Abigail Fossaceca, JP Morgan
Villanova University

Sarah Foster, Alliance Bernstein
Columbia University

Ximena Garcia, Goldman Sachs
University of Connecticut

Christian Garrett, 137 Ventures
University of Kansas

Priscilla Habeeb Sankar, Morgan Stanley
Pace University

Nick Harker, UBS
University of Kentucky

Graham Helgans, JEGI Clarity
Washington and Lee University

Kevin Heller, Point72 Asset Management
Amherst College

Tomika Hendricks, New York City Cyber Command
Temple University

Michael Holz, ACK Asset Management
Bates College

Shirley Hu, Audax Group
University of Pittsburgh

Janet Jin, JP Morgan
Harvard Business School

Nick Johnson, AIM13
Vassar College

Tim Kim, HIG Capital
Cornell University

Alessandra LaRocca, Cadawalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Bucknell University

Ryan LaRue, Barings
Binghamton University

Jane Lee, Donorly
Ithaca College

Danny Leventhal
SUNY Geneseo

Iris Li, CDIB Capital
Washington and Lee University

Perry Martijena, Pocket Recruiter, Inc.

Maxwell Masur, The Alexander Group
NYU Stern School of Business

Sanchay Mathur, Credit Suisse
University of Wisconsin, Madison

John McCoy, Morgan Stanley
Colgate University

Andres Menocal, Evercore ISI
University of Miami

Shivani Mulji, Global Health Corps, Inc.
New York University

Jacqueline Palma, ING Capital LLC
Vassar College

Stephanie Park, IL Makiage
Brown University

Trupti Patel, Friedman LLP
SUNY Stony Brook

Bennett Reid, CrossCountry Consulting
University of Georgia

Ulises Robles, UBS Wealth Management
Texas A&M University

Henry Senkfor, EY-Parthenon
Dartmouth College

Nicole Serrato, CSF
City College of New York

Faizal Sheriff, Morgan Stanley
Baruch College

Sam Siegel,  Hines
Washington and Lee University

Nick Spavacento, Stryker Corp
Penn State University

Brandon Sumner, Morgan Stanley
SUNY Oswego

Stephan Thevalingam, KPMG
The University of Texas at Austin

Josu Trevejo, EY
SUNY Albany

Madison Unell, Ribbon
Pepperdine University

Ervis Vukaj, Adams Street Capital
University of Rochester

Katelyn Weber, Tongal
Pepperdine

Jason Weber, OpenInfluence
Pepperdine University

Olivea Woo, Hofstra University
CUNY Hunter & Adelphi University

Terry Xu, Ernst & Young
New York University

Dan Yu, Sterling Investment Partners
Wake Forest University

Samantha Zeiss, Nielsen Sports & Entertainment
Dartmouth College


Spotlight on Young

Leaders Board Member

Alessandra LaRocca!

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Hometown: Manhasset, New York

Alma Mater: Bucknell University and Cardozo School of Law

Industry: Legal

Hobbies: Cooking; traveling to new and exotic places; Pilates and pure barre

Fun Fact: I have a food Instagram account focused on local restaurants and developing/sharing recipes!

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

My childhood friend, Jackie Palma, has been on the board for a number of years and has invited me to a ton of Children’s Scholarship Fund events thrown by the Young Leaders Board. After speaking with her more about the Children’s Scholarship Fund and the YL Board, I fell in love with the mission and cause behind the Children’s Scholarship Fund and could not be more excited to get involved!

Why is education important to you? 

Education has paved the way for where I am today. I would not be an attorney at a big law firm, doing what I love, if it wasn’t for the education that led me here. Not only has my education brought me a number of opportunities and opened up a multitude of doors, but it has also given me the resources and confidence to follow my dreams.


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