Our Young Leaders will sustain CSF in the coming years. Whether organizing popular fundraising events or volunteer activities with CSF Scholars, they are CSF’s next generation of leaders.


The following individuals currently serve on the Young Leaders Board:


Daniel Aguirre, BNY Mellon
University of Florida


Nicky Aimcharoen, Pretium Partners LLC
University of Rochester


Nicoline Bergsma
Marymount Manhattan College


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 CharityPaulWeiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Virginia Tech; Georgetown Law School


Melanie Coffin, Colgate Palmolive
Lafayette College


Conor Cunnane, Axial
Loyola University Maryland


Rory Cunnane, MBA Candidate at Columbia University
Bucknell University


Josue DePaz, Gerson Lehrman Group
Santa Clara University


Bennie DeSalvo, The Coca-Cola Company
University of Richmond


Eric Ferson, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Bucknell University


Akshay Goradia, Stripes Group
Carnegie Mellon University 


Oneica Greaves, Citigroup
Harvard Business School


Priscilla Habeeb Sankar, Morgan Stanley
Pace University


Kevin Heller, Point72 Asset Management
Amherst College


Rachna Jain, BNP Paribas
New York University


Janet Jin, JP Morgan
Harvard Business School


Amit Joshi, Forensiq
Cornell University


David Ko, Goldman Sachs
Cornell 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


Steven Mages, PIMCO
Vassar College


Andres Menocal, JP Morgan
University of Miami


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, Trillium Trading
Vanderbilt University & The George Washington University


Katelyn Pior, Meltwater
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, MBA Candidate at Harvard Business School
New York University


Alexandra Salavitch, Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Kings College


Prachi Shah, First data
Rutgers University


Lindsay Slaven, KGS Alpha Capital Markets
Cornell University


Matthew Stromecki, JP Morgan
Cornell University


Madison Unell, Mighty
Pepperdine University


Jason Weber, OpenInfluence
Pepperdine University


Lizzy Welch, Eze Software
Lafayette College


Dan Yu, Sterling Investment Partners
Wake Forest University


Liliana Zapata, FullScreen Media
Hunter College


Samantha Zeiss, CSM Advisory Group
Dartmouth College

Spotlight on Young Leaders Board Member Priscilla Habeeb Sankar

Hometown:  Baldwin Harbor, NY
Alma Mater:  Pace University
Industry:  Financial Services
Hobbies:  Traveling, cooking different cuisines, reading Caribbean/South Asian non-fiction
Fun Fact: I have a four-year-old Puggle named Prince. Prince is my first pet, ever!


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

Over the years, I have been involved in a number of organizations. While researching different organizations, I was looking to make a more impactful contribution to the community. When I stumbled across CSF (via VolunteerMatch), I found the mission to be a perfect intersection of promoting educational values for high-performing, low-income students. Education is a cause that I am very passionate about, specifically for diverse, underprivileged children.


Why is education important to you?

As a daughter of immigrants, I have come to appreciate how families may struggle to provide education to their children in what seems to be a very complicated system. My parents worked tirelessly to provide best-in-class education for me and my brother.  Like many of the CSF students, achieving excellence in education has always been a priority in my household.


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

The Young Leaders at CSF are able to get involved at every level of strategic planning. There is no boundary on how we engage with the CSF staff and schools. It is important to understand the field work before championing a cause, and CSF allows their members to do just that!


Get Involved

To get involved with the Young Leaders, contact Alise Hofacre by email or by phone at (212) 515-7106.
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