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Junior Board

Founded in 2005, AFC’s Junior Board is a group of dedicated young professionals that supports and promotes the organization’s mission, helps expand awareness of AFC’s programs, and draws attention to issues affecting the communities it serves.

The Junior Board offers members a collegial culture that encourages and supports collaboration, open communication, and initiative. Teamwork is at the heart of the Junior Board’s contributions to the AFC mission as members with diverse professional backgrounds apply their ideas, skills, and passion to support AFC’s mission through fundraising, social media outreach, and networking.

Membership on the Junior Board gives members the opportunity to develop leadership skills in a philanthropic environment and to advance their talents through challenging volunteer assignments. Members also acquire new business and personal contacts as they reach out on behalf of the organization.

Membership requirements include:

  • Attending quarterly meetings;
  • Participating in at least one Junior Board committee (Communications, Development, or Membership);
  • Giving or obtaining an annual contribution every fiscal year (July 1—June 30); and
  • Bringing a passion and interest in education and a dedication to AFC’s mission.


Meet the Junior Board

Alexandra Rodrigues, Chair
Arcallon, Inc.

Jackie Kahan, Development Chair
Foley Hoag LLP

Jennifer Park, Membership Chair
Morgan Stanley

Jill Steinman, Secretary

Amanda Blumenthal
Quad Preparatory School

Amy Cooperstein
Epstein Becker Green PC

Meredith George
Clifford Chance US LLP

Jeremy Goldberg
Squarepoint Capital

Andrew Hall
Polsinelli, P.C.

Andy Laine
CUNY Law student

Navya Prabhushankar

Alena Perszyk
Covington & Burling LLP

Dolly Thomas
New York City Health & Hospitals – Queens

Interested in joining the Junior Board?

We are always looking for motivated, mission-driven young professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of New York City students. Please submit a completed application and an updated copy of your resume to Applications are reviewed on an annual basis in the Fall and are due by September 30.