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 Alise Hofacre 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


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


Melanie Coffin, Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC
Lafayette College


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


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


Rachna Jain, BNP Paribas
New York University


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


Steven Mages, BMO Capital Markets
Vassar College


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

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!


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