Leadership Council

Young Professionals Supporting At-Risk Youth

Who We Are
We are young professionals working in the greater NYC area interested in supporting at-risk youth in the pursuit of success. While we grow and advance in our careers, we want to make a difference in the lives of children and families through our time and resources. The Leadership Council is an opportunity to expand our networks and experiences, all while touching the lives of those who need it most.

Mission Statement
To serve as a fundraising and volunteer group that targets specific areas of need for the children and families of The Children’s Village (CV). The Council works to finance projects and to organize hands-on volunteer events, thereby filling the need for additional funds and for committed individuals that make a significant impact. In doing so, we promote CV and its greater mission of helping struggling children and their families in becoming productive, independent citizens.

How Leadership Council Members Contribute

  • Attend four business meetings per year
  • Participate in four annual volunteer and/or fundraising events
  • Contribute to an annual fundraising campaign of $50,000
  • Hold an officer position or serve on a subcommittee


Recent Leadership Council Projects

  • Providing backpacks for low-income children
  • Sponsoring the holiday wishes of boys in the cottage we sponsor
  • Serving Thanksgiving Dinner to residents living in public housing
  • Taking CV’s boys for a day of softball & BBQ


Get Involved
To support the Leadership Council’s work throughout the year, make a secure donation by visiting our donation page. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our New Membership Chair, Stephanie Smario.


Noah Simon — Co-Chair
Frank Yodice — Co-Chair
Ricky Vannelli — Vice Chair
Louis Inglese — Treasurer
Sandra Yoon — Secretary
Natalia Colantropo — Volunteer Chair
Barbara Stutz — Events and Fundraising Co-Chair
Gabrielle Gifford — Events and Fundraising Co-Chair
Stephanie Smario — New Membership Chair


Alex Zephyr
Andrea Tulcin
Brian Staudt
Brittney Allen
Carla Pacini
Jaclyn Rosenberg
Kelly Taraborrelli
Liesl DeVito
Manuela Albir
Peter Baldino
Rosario Gumpeng
Rose Harper
Sam Foley
Susie Nathan
Tara Lewis
Tyndale Brickey

CVLC in the Press:
Our work has been mentioned in a few articles recently. Click below to see what we’ve been up to.
Younger Generation Invigorates Outreach
Kids from Children’s Village Attend their first Jets Game
Featured in the Alliance for Children and Families Magazine

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