YPLC Update

Make connections. Make a difference.

Here at the Greater New York Chapter, we recognize that the young leaders in our community are a vital part of our organization. The goal of the YPLC is to build a strong network of driven individuals sharing the same passion for finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. By joining the YPLC, members are linking up with a diverse group of like-minded, passionate individuals. The committees also provide members the opportunity to build out their professional network and participate in fun, social events with other young philanthropists.

The Westchester YPLC hosted their 4th Annual Cruise to Cure on Saturday, August 6th aboard The Jewel Yacht out of the New York Skyport Marina. Guests enjoyed signature cocktails and danced the night away while viewing the beautiful New York City skyline! A special thank you to Pepsi for their continued sponsorship support and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for being the premier beverage donor. This year, the Westchester YPLC raised $52,000!

On Friday September 30th, the NYC YPLC hosted their annual Cocktails for a Cure fundraiser at the Bowery Hotel. This year’s event sold over 400 tickets and raised $76,000. There were many new food and alcohol vendors who donated to the event, making for a memorable evening! Guests enjoyed incredible seafood from Ocean Prime and Sen Sakana Sushi, delectable desserts from Maple and Lady M Crepes, and premium alcohol courtesy of Anheuser-Busch, Spiked Seltzer and Wollfer Estates.

The 2nd annual Jingle & Mingle was held on December 6, 2016 at the Carlyle at the Palace. This sophisticated and warm event was also a huge success, with an expected fundraising total of $25,000! A fireplace burned, holiday music played, drinks flowed, hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts were served, and an incredible silent auction lined the walls while guests enjoyed a new game of skill - “Toss for a Cure” - a wine & liquor toss. Thank you to all of the committee members, attendees, donors, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make this event a huge seasonal success!

Think of young professionals in your work place and present them with the opportunity to join a robust volunteer group. This is an untapped resource for the foundation that only YOU can help us reach. If you know young professionals who want to volunteer and lead - bring them to CFF! We have YPLC materials we can provide you to present to colleagues and/or your HR department. Please contact us for more information.