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All donations will be acknowledged with a tax-deductible receipt. YWLN is grateful to its donors, whose generosity makes our programs and impact possible. Thank you.

For information on any of the following giving options, please contact Maya Crawford, YWLN’s Director of Development, at or 212-207-3221 x201.

If you prefer to give by check, please make out a check to Young Women’s Leadership Network and mail it to: 

YWLN, Attn: Maya Crawford, Director of Development
322 8th Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001

To receive YWLN's annual newsletter and regular emails from us, please click "Join Our Mailing List" in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

We want to stay in touch! If your email or postal mailing address has recently changed, please email Maya Crawford with your new information.

Visit a school

We hold monthly tours of a YWLN school for interested guests. Meet students, visit classrooms, and see the impact of your gift firsthand. To RSVP for a tour, please email Maya Crawford. Tour dates for 2014-2015:

  • September 29, 2015
  • October 8, 2015
  • November 12, 2015
  • December 8, 2015
  • January 14, 2016
  • February 23, 2016
  • March 29, 2016
  • April 12, 2016
  • May 19, 2016

Ways to give

Our Wish List
Please help us continue to provide high quality and effective support that changes the college and life trajectories of low-income, first-generation-to-college students.  For a menu of specific student, programmatic, and organizational needs, please click here.

Donate Stock
Gifts of securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are especially helpful to both you and YWLN. If you’ve held the security longer than one year, you avoid paying capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction for the current market value of the gift.

Matching Gifts
Please check with your organization’s human resources or community relations department to see if they are able to match your gift. YWLN will take care of any paperwork on our end to ensure that your donation is processed accordingly.

Visit, search for and select "Young Women's Leadership Network," and shop as normal. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price back to YWLN, at no extra cost to you!

Give in Tribute/Memory of Someone
A charitable donation in tribute or memory of a friend or loved one is a wonderful gift. Please note: When you make a tribute donation, the amount of your gift is shown only on your receipt. The person you designate will receive a separate acknowledgement if you indicate as such.

Corporate Giving
YWLN relies on the generous support of the corporate community to help our young women and men achieve their higher education dreams and fulfill their learning and leadership potential. By partnering with YWLN as a program supporter, event sponsor and through our volunteer opportunities, your company can make a difference in the lives of thousands of New York City public school students. To learn more about our programs and how your company can partner with YWLN, please see our Corporate Partners brochure and contact Polly Lagana, Director of Corporate Giving, at or 212-207-3221 x212. 

Monthly Giving
YWLN students work hard all year long to achieve their college-going dreams. Make a donation that works just as hard as they do.

Volunteer Opportunities


Employment Opportunities